Anyhow, this post wasn't supposed to be about rice. For flour, I try to do whole wheat as much as possible as well. We do whole wheat for sandwich bread, whole wheat pancakes and waffles, whole wheat banana bread and most of our muffins are whole wheat as well--I have switched to exclusive whole wheat in the Best Ever Muffins and Morning Glory Muffins as well as many others. That said, there is something about fruit and whole wheat that doesn't sit as well with me. Like the scones, when it comes to things like blueberry muffins or in this case, cranberry orange muffins, I just couldn't go all the way. I did compromise though and did half and half (nearly). And you know what? They were good! The all whole wheat may not be half bad either--slathered in butter of course.
Cranberry Orange Muffins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease bottoms of a muffin pan or line with paper liners and set aside.
1 cup frozen cranberries (don't thaw)
1 1/2 tsp orange zest
3/4 cup milk (I used whole, but I am sure most milk would work just fine)
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted (vegetable oil would work too)
1/2 cup sugar + 1 additional tablespoon (mine was rapadura)
1 1/4 cups white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder (since switching to aluminum free, I have found it to more reactive than regular baking powder--if using regular baking powder use 2 tsp.)
1/2 tsp salt
In a small bowl, toss frozen cranberries, 1 tablespoon of sugar and orange zest. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix melted coconut oil and milk. Whisk in egg and and remaining sugar. Add in flours, baking powder, and salt and start folding wet and dry ingredients together. When about half way incorporated, add in cranberry mixture and fold together until dry ingredients are just moistened.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake for approximately 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
This recipe is linked to:
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Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Designs By Gollum Foodie Friday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap
Hearth 'n Soul Recipe Swap
Miz Helen's Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday
Paisley Passions Fun With Food Friday