I went to Panera Bread earlier this week and got coffee and a cranberry orange muffin. Yum! It got me thinking about how excited I am that Thanksgiving is next week and how, to me, that was a true “Thanksgiving” muffin!! I immediately started creating my own “Thanksgiving” muffin and this is what I came up with.
Luckily, my grocery store had fresh cranberries, so I bought a few bags with intention of freezing some. I love the colors of the fresh fruit that went into these!
3/4 C whole wheat flour
3/4 C all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2/3 C milk (I used skim)
1/4 C vegetable oil
1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 T fresh tangerine zest (about 3 small tangerines)
Juice from 1 tangerine
Splash of cranberry juice (optional, I just had some on hand)
1 1/4 C Fresh cranberries, cut in half
1/4 C flour
1/4 C oats
1/8 C brown sugar (I used Splenda brown sugar)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 T canola oil
*Baker’s Joy is the best stuff ever! It is a non-stick spray with flour in it. Sounds crazy, right? But for baking it is a MUST! It can be found at your local grocery store. It has 0 calories and it’s so easy! Now you don’t have to brush the inside of your baking pans with butter, or take two steps and spray them with non-stick and THEN coat them with flour. Baking made easy!
I hope you all have a GREAT Thanksgiving and give these a try!
xoxo Cookin’ Cowgirl.