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Special Cranberry Nut Muffins

 Special Cranberry Nut Muffins
This special holiday bread recipe combines two of my favorites— tangy dried cranberries and spicy cardamom.
14 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • CARDAMOM BUTTER:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Stir in the buttermilk, egg,
  • butter, cranberries and nuts just until moistened. Fill greased or
  • paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.
  • Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out
  • clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks. Combine
  • cardamom butter ingredients; serve with muffins. Yield: 14 muffins
  • (about 3/4 cup butter).

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 297 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 246 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.