Cranberry Walnut Muffins
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Cranberry Walnut Muffins are soft, flavorful muffins filled with fresh cranberries, crunchy walnuts, pumpkin puree and spices. Perfect with your cup of coffee.
Last week I made the best homemade muffins in the whole world. Maybe that is an exaggeration. But they were good and I was THIS close to stuffing my face with all of them. Control Julie, control. I had control and I shared some of them with the gals at work. They loved them, too.
I’ve teamed up with Eggland’s Best to bring you a delicious, from scratch holiday recipe made with Eggland’s Best eggs. Eggland’s Best eggs really are the best eggs. Know what I love about them, other than the fact that I rarely find a cracked egg in a carton of Eggland’s Best eggs? They contain 25% less fat than other eggs and only 60 calories per egg. And they scream “I’m full of Omega-3s, Vitamin D and Vitamin E.” What other egg can scream that?
On my quest to make a delicious holiday recipe to share with you, I settled on Cranberry Walnut Muffins. When I think of cranberries, I think of the holidays. When I think of the holidays, I think of cranberries. They go hand in hand. These muffins go in your hand. Then they go right into your mouth for maximum breakfast enjoyment.
Cranberry Walnut Muffins
- 1½ C all purpose flour
- ¾ C granulated sugar
- ½ C chopped walnuts
- ½ C old fashioned oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ C pumpkin puree
- ½ C coconut oil, melted (needs to be in liquid form)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1¼ C fresh cranberries
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 12 cup standard muffin pan. You can also line with cupcake papers. NOTE: this recipe makes 14 muffins so you can use 2 muffin pans or you can reuse the pan you used for the initial batch of muffins.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, walnuts and oats. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, coconut oil and pumpkin puree. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix until incorporated. The batter will be thick and lumpy.
- Toss the cranberries in 1 tbsp of flour to coat. Carefully fold into the muffin batter.
- Fill each muffin cup ⅔ full.
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until slightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of one of the muffins comes out clean. If using fresh berries, reduce your baking time by about 5 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes before serving.
HUNGRY FOR MORE?
Try these Best Blueberry Banana Yogurt Muffins.
Or these Healthier Pumpkin Muffins.
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