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Orange Cranberry Gems

I often make these muffins ahead of time so then can be quickly reheated for a breakfast treat. The orange flavor is delightful.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, buttermilk, orange juice, butter and orange zest; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and pecans.
  • Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 225 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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