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Orange Cranberry Gems Recipe

Orange Cranberry Gems Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, buttermilk, orange juice, butter and orange peel; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and pecans.
  • 2. Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 225 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.