Easy, zesty cranberry orange muffins

Recently, I wanted to make some muffins for breakfast, but found myself low on supplies. I need a recipe for banana bread I had all of the ingredients to make a basic muffin, but not much by way of flavors for it. 3 banana bread recipe As I searched and perused what I did have, nothing sounded good. Low fat banana bread recipe Of course I had chocolate chips, but I want a fruit muffin. Banana bread loaf recipe In the refrigerator, I had an orange that was on it’s last leg (and that was it…I sorely needed to make a trip to the grocery store) and probably wouldn’t be eaten because of it’s sad state. Low calorie banana bread recipe Nothing better to do with a piece of fruit that’s about to go bad than to bake with it, right? Orange muffins sound good, huh? Alright, then, that’s what I’ll make. Banana blueberry bread Then along comes the hubster, suggesting that I add cranberries to the mix too.

He was right, though, cranberries and oranges are so meant to go together.


Yummy banana bread And we have plenty of dried cranberries. Simple banana nut bread recipe I decided to bite the bullet and add them to the mix.

Before I say what I thought of them, I just need to tell you how gorgeous these muffins turned out. Small banana bread recipe They were just beautiful. Easy recipe for banana nut bread For a treat that tends toward being a little on the homely side, I think these particular muffins are very pretty.

Well, I knew I’d love the orange flavors, I love citrus fruits and flavors anyway, and I was right. Banana nut bread easy recipe The muffins had just the right amount of subtle orange flavoring to keep them from being overpowering, and the glaze was a burst of sweet and tart that perfectly complimented the mild muffins. How to make banana bread recipe As for the cranberries…I actually liked them! I was surprised by how sweet they became in the oven. Banana bread simply recipes They added this great little punch of sweetness to the mellow orangey muffins. Bake banana bread I’m not gonna say that these have converted me into a cranberry lover, but I certainly won’t hesitate to use them in my baking again!

To make this incredible muffins you need all-purpose flour, sugar, sour cream, unsalted butter, an egg, dried cranberries, baking powder, salt, and finely grated orange zest.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.A In a large bowl, whisk the egg until combined, about 20 seconds. Easy banana bread recipes moist Add the sugar and whisk until the mixture is thick and thoroughly combined. Extra moist banana bread Stir int he orange zest until evenly distributed. Healthy banana nut bread recipe Slowly whisk the butter into the mixture until combined. Easy banana bread recipe 2 bananas Add half the sour cream, whisking until just combined, repeat with the remaining sour cream.A Add the flour to the sour cream mixture and fold with a spatula until the batter comes together. Tasty banana bread recipe Add the cranberries and continue folding the mixture until the berries are evenly distributed (do not overmix).

Evenly divide the batter in between the cups of the muffin pan (about two and a half tablespoons of batter per cup). Baking banana bread Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until light golden brown in color, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.A Transfer the muffins to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool for five minutes before glazing.

My favorite part of these muffins is the glaze made with these three simple ingredients: sugar, orange juice, and finely grated orange zest.

Combine half a cup of the sugar and orange zest in a bowl until the zest is evenly distributed; set aside.

In a small saucepan set over medium heat, combine the remaining sugar (1/4 cup) and the orange juice, bring to a simmer. Easy way to make banana bread Stir occasionally to dissolve the sugar and continue simmering until the mixture becomes syrupy.

Generously, brush the tops of the muffins with the orange glaze. The best banana nut bread I did this in the pan, but you can work with the muffins on a wire cooling rack if you prefer. 5 banana bread recipe Also, I used every last bit of the glaze, but you can go lighter with it, if you like.

Once all of the muffins are glazed, dip the top of each muffin into the orange sugar, being sure to get them covered well.

Don’t they look so pretty with that sparkly sugar top? I’m not sure exactly what it is, but something about these muffins just strikes me as so lovely to look at. Traditional banana bread recipe I just love the orangey-peach hue they have, the speckles of deep reddish purple from the cranberries, and the craggy, yet fluffy tops-all pretty and sweet with zesty sugar. Light banana bread recipe Beautiful!

Let me repeat myself here: I don’t like cranberries. Super easy banana bread I do, however, love these muffins. All recipes banana bread They are currently my favorite muffin, and I really need to branch out before my family gets sick of them, but I don’t wanna. How to make banana bread easy These are just too good. Best banana bread ever recipe They’re soft, but dense-without being dried out-and the flavors all combine so perfectly. Two banana bread recipe Each bite of the smooth, lightly orange flavored muffin is perfectly complimented with either a zippy sweetness from the cranberry, or a sweet tartness from the glazed tops. Amazing banana bread If you’re a sweet and tart fan, you have to try these. Banana bread recipe from scratch Enjoy!

To make the muffins: Preheat the oven 350 degrees. Banana bread recipe 4 bananas Grease a muffin pan; set aside.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg until combined, about 20 seconds. Banana bread recipe easy moist Add the sugar and whisk until the mixture is thick and thoroughly combined. How do you make banana bread Stir int he orange zest until evenly distributed. Best recipe banana bread Slowly whisk the butter into the mixture until combined. Ultimate banana bread recipe Add half the sour cream, whisking until just combined, repeat with the remaining sour cream.

Add the flour to the sour cream mixture and fold with a spatula until the batter comes together. Award winning banana bread Add the cranberries and continue folding the mixture until the berries are evenly distributed (do not overmix).

Evenly divide the batter in between the cups of the muffin pan (about 2 1/2 tablespoons of batter per cup). Easy bake banana bread Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until light golden brown in color, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.A Transfer the muffins to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool for 5 minutes before glazing.

To make the glaze: While the muffins are baking, combine 1/2 cup of the sugar and orange zest in a bowl until the zest is evenly distributed; set aside.

In a small saucepan set over medium heat, combine the remaining sugar (1/4 cup) and the orange juice, bring to a simmer. How to banana bread Stir occasionally to dissolve the sugar and continue simmering until the mixture becomes syrupy.

Generously, brush the tops of the muffins with the orange glaze. 1 banana bread recipe Once all of the muffins are glazed, dip the top of each muffin into the orange sugar, being sure to get them covered well. Banana bread butter Serve warm.

What is it about muffins that make such a sweet, comforting breakfast treat? These look great, and can we say healthy too since they have orange and cranberry;)

These were the very best orange cranberry muffins I have ever tasted! My husband even thought they were delish, and he isn’t crazy about cranberries. Sweet banana bread recipe They are 2D4!!!!!!!

I made these fabulous treats for a car load of 13 year old girls and you made me a hero! They gushed about the muffins and I even had one offer to adopt one of them. Banana bread recipes moist world’s best We posted about them today, but as I made them exactly as you did I’m directing people to your blog for the recipe. Easy delicious banana bread Thanks for one of the best recipes we’ve found in a long time!

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