{ Baking for my Manfriend } Orange Cranberry Muffins

Thursday, January 16, 2014 0 0

My manfriend and I have an arrangement. He takes out the garbage and the recycling, and I bake him anything he wants – cookies, muffins, breads – the idea is to keep the house stocked with baked goods at all times. The best part is, we both think we have the better deal. Taking out the garbage and sorting the recycling is my most hated household task { I would rather clean toilets } and for J it’s no big deal. For me, baking is no big deal. I can whip up a batch of cookies or muffins quickly and easily, and I like doing it.

This recipe is one of my go-to’s when J gives me the “there-are-no-more-baked-goods-in-this-house” eyes. These muffins are somewhat healthy, majorly delicious, and quick to bake.

Orange Cranberry Muffins

1 orange, quartered and seeds removed (peel on)
1/2 cup orange juice
1 egg
1/2 cup melted butter
1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup white sugar (I normally just use 1/2 cup or a bit less)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup dried cranberries (or raisins or other dried fruit)

Blend orange and orange juice in blender until smooth. Then blend in butter and egg. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix all remaining dry ingredients together, then add the blended wet mixture. Stir until just moistened.

Bake at 400 F degrees for 20 minutes. Try not to eat them all at once.

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