Cranberry Cardamom Muffins

Cranberry cardamom muffins are a sweet, tart, and fragrant way to start your day (and use up that extra bag of cranberries in your fridge)

Cranberry Cardamom Muffins

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a great holiday season. Today we’re heading back to work to kick off the 2014 year. And I’ve got one of these cranberry cardamom muffins packed in my lunch to enjoy once I get to my desk today.

Cranberry Cardamom Muffins

I had an extra bag of cranberries in the fridge after the holidays and set out to use them up quickly. I could have just frozen them, since cranberries freeze so well, but I already have 3 bags of cranberries in the freezer…

Cranberry Cardamom Muffins

These muffins are mixed by hand, with a wooden spoon. It’s a great recipe to throw together on a Sunday morning while you’re brewing your coffee. And with a sprinkling of decorating sugar, they’re all sparkly. Just like the snow that we’ve had outside for the past couple of weeks and months.

Cranberry Cardamom Muffins

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Cranberry Cardamom Muffins

Cranberry cardamom muffins are a sweet, tart, and fragrant way to start your day (and use up that extra bag of cranberries in your fridge)

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
coarse sugar, for topping

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degF. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, sugar, brown sugar and egg until well combined. Whisk in cardamom, ginger and vanilla. Stir in half of the flour mixture, followed by the buttermilk and orange juice. Stir in remaining flour mixture, mixing until no streaks of dry ingredients remain. Fold in cranberries so that they are evenly distributed in the batter.

Divide batter evenly between prepared muffin cups, filling each at least 3/4 full. Top muffins with coarse sugar.

Bake for 17-19 minutes, or until muffins spring back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe from Baking Bites

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11 Responses to “Apple Cranberry Cake-Pie”

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    nutmegnanny — November 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    This looks so homey and delicious!

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    lilybeth12 — November 16, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    RDQ: where should I add the cranberries? did you substitute them for the raisins? can i use fresh cranberries?

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    Jen — November 17, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Sorry – I updated the recipe to reflect that I used dried cranberries in place of the raisins.

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    Jane — November 22, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Looks just delicious! I’m crazy lately about cranberries too. Talk about a versatile fruit! I just used them this evening to make a cranberry-apple conserve that served as the sauce for almond-crusted pork tenderloin. It was a big hit.

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    Lisa — November 22, 2009 at 3:09 am

    I also wonder if you can use fresh cranberries since they are in season!

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    Jen — November 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    You could definitely make this with fresh cranberries if you wanted.

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    Lisa — November 22, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    How long did you bake this if you halved it in a 8 by 8 pan? So excited to try it 🙂

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    Jen — November 22, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I think I started checking it at 30 minutes and left it in for about 45 based on the color of the top layer.

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    Lucy — November 22, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    I’ve seen this recipe around before but it never fails to look so delicious! Gorgeous flavours 🙂

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    Lisa — November 23, 2009 at 2:19 am

    Me again. It is DELICIOUS! I halved the recipe and used 1 cup of fresh cranberries, though I think I could have used more.

    Thanks so much!

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    Jen — November 23, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Glad to hear it Lisa! I will definitely have to try this with fresh cranberries next time I make it.

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