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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

How to make Cranberry Muffins Recipe with Easy Streusel

We love to make the most out of cranberry season and these Easy Fresh Cranberry Muffins are a great way to use those gorgeous healthy cranberries.  

This recipe is very similar to a Cranberry Coffee Cake recipe but we decided to make Cranberry Nut Muffins today for several reasons.      

Cranberry Muffin recipe


Did you know that cranberries are native to North American and the native Americans used them for food, medicine, dyes for their clothing? 

They are bursting with healthy antioxidants and have a high nutritional value, in fact, a 1/2 cup is only 25 calories.   I know, we are mixing them up with sugar and all those other kinds of good stuff today but it's nice to know we added this superfood to our diet today.   


Cranberry Muffin Recipe

Sometimes we put off making cupcakes since they take a little more effort and time but if we need to feed a crowd or if we are watching our intake, these perfectly portioned sweets are a lifesaver. 

These Cranberry Muffins are loaded with chopped fresh cranberries and topped with a sweet buttery nut streusel and will make a great addition to your pastry/coffee bar.  

Cranberry Muffins Recipe with Easy Streusel


Ingredients
    For the Topping
    • 3 tablespoons of flour
    • 4 tablespoons of sugar
    • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons of butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup of nuts such as pecans or walnuts
    For the Muffins
    • 1 1/3 cup of flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cups of pecans
    • 1 cup of sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 6 tablespoons of melted butter
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • 1 1/2 cups of fresh cranberries
    • 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
    • pinch of salt
    Instructions
    For the Topping
    1. Heat oven to 425 degrees
    2. Process the first four topping ingredients in a food processor until it resembles coarse sand, (about 5 pulses)
    3. Add nuts and pulse just enough to roughly chop, place in a small bowl and set aside
    For the Muffins
    1. Prepare muffin tins with either cupcake papers or spray with a nonstick baking spray
    2. In a bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt set aside
    3. In the  food processor, process nuts and sugar until mixture resembles coarse sand, transfer a large bowl and whisk in eggs, butter and milk, slowly add the flour mixture and blend
    4. Place cranberries, powdered sugar and salt in the food processor  and process just until coarsely chopped, fold into the batter mixture
    5. Spoon into 12 muffin cups (fill to the top of each cup)
    6. Sprinkle the topping generously on each muffin, pressing in, if necessary to keep the topping from falling off
    7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes
    8. Remove from oven, let sit in muffin pans for 10 minutes and then remove and cool on cooling racks.
    9.  After cool, refrigerate in a covered container
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    We are trying out all the new silicone bakeware this year, like this Silicone Muffin & Cupcake Baking Pan Set (12 & 24 Mini Cup Sizes) which covers our needs perfectly.    We are so fascinated with silicone bakeware, we made a gorgeous cake at Thanksgiving with a fun Silicone Bundt Cake Pan and it came out easy and perfect.


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    18 comments:

    1. Muffins are magnificent and these look especially great. Thanks for linking up with us at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays.

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    2. How delicious does this look! Yum! :)

      Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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    3. Love cranberries and your muffins look so pretty..........andi

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    4. Oh wow, these look awesome. I love cranberry muffins. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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    5. I was just thinking about getting some cranberries to bake with- you read my mind! Yum!

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    6. I have some leftover cranberries in my fridge that are dying to be made into these muffins! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

      Britni @ Play. Party Pin.

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    7. Love that pecan streusel! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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    8. Great Muffins Evelyn, meant to be enjoyed with my afternoon tea! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

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    9. These look amzing! I can't wait to give this try!!!!!! Thanks for coming over to Create it or Bake it. Hope to see you again tomorrow morning!

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    10. Can I have one right now??? Thanks so much for stopping by Munching Mondays with this deliciousness!

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    11. These look delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
      Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
      http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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    12. Not only is pecany a word, it is a great word. I'm totally digging the topping on these muffins! Thank you for sharing!

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    13. I love Cranberries and pecans! These sound so good!!! =)
      Happy New Year!

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    14. This might need to go with out Thanksgiving breakfast! :)

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    15. These look fabulous! Baking sounds like a good idea this weekend!!

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    16. I love anything with cranberries ! Your streusel topping looks especially good !

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    Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))