Sunday, January 26, 2014

Flaxseed Muffins with Dried Cranberries

Cranberry Flaxseed Muffins

Yields 1 dozen muffins.
My muffin pan only makes 11 and I ate 2.

3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (90 grams) whole wheat flour
1/2 cup (53 grams) flax meal
1/3 cup (66 grams) brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable oil (I used Olive Oil)
1 cup (235 ml) milk (I used unsweetened Soy Milk)
1 cup (120 grams) dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin or line with baking cups.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flours, flax meal, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of the bowl and add the egg, vegetable oil, and milk, mixing until the batter is evenly incorporated. Stir in the dried cranberries.

Divide batter evenly between baking cups, filling each 3/4 full. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Serve with a small pat of butter or spread of jam.

They were delicious. I cranked up my wonky gas oven to 400° and that was perfect. My enameled cast iron muffin pan gets nice and hot and holds the heat after you take them out of the oven. I cooked mine for 20 minutes and let them cool for 10 minutes and they were done in the middle. I ate the first one hot with butter and the second on later with a cup tea and a spread of strawberry jam. 
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Karen in VA (was CT) said...

.. sounds yummy ... cooking in the cold winter is such a joy .... thanks for the recipe

Karen in VA

The Queen Vee said...

They look much healthier than what we had for dinner tonight which was Brinner for Dinner. Eggs, bacon, biscuits and fruit. Yes, yes I'm one month behind on my healthier diet for 2014. I must add this to my menu schedule as I love cranberries.

I feel like a little part of me is in your photos :-)

Content in a Cottage said...

Victoria (Queen Vee). Yum. I love breakfast for dinner. The beautiful tea towel with blue and white checks makes a wonderful background for my muffins. It's my favorite Christmas Present and I think of you every day as it's part of my kitchen decor now.
xo, Rosemary

Susan said...

I loved comparing the regular photograph to the watercolor rendition. The watercolor is so arty and pretty. Perfect composition with the blue and white towel.

Karen said...

They sound delicious. Is flaxseed the new bran?
I must try the app for watercolors. They are so pretty.

Content in a Cottage said...

Karen...Yes. Flaxseed meal is one of the superfoods. I usually add a spoonful to my oatmeal each morning. It's very nutritious.
xo, Rosemary