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Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Muffins
  • Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Muffins (recipe) - On Sugar Mountain

Hello friends!

IT SNOWED!!!

IT SNOWED! IT SNOWED! IT SNOWED!

Most of the snow then promptly melted and now it’s raining but still, it finally snowed!

Now when I listen to “Winter Wonderland” for the umpteenth time I can truly sing it with feeling.

Though I’ll have to sing it in between bites of these glorious muffins!

Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Muffins (recipe) - On Sugar Mountain

I’ve realized how neglectful I’ve been of muffins recently. After seeing those adorable little mounded tops of crumbs on the Eggnog Muffins last week, I knew I needed to make more.

But if not eggnog, then what?

I stumbled upon some fresh cranberries the other day at the grocery store, and since I’ve never eaten one before….

*sound of car coming to screeching halt*

“YOU’VE NEVER HAD A CRANBERRY BEFORE?!”

Strange right? I’ve had that terrifying jelly that comes out of a can around Thanksgiving, but up until recently I’ve never experienced fresh cranberries before.

They are LOVELY! We should really promote them more.

C’mon Alton Brown: I’ve seen you chatting about grapes and how they are tiny burst of amazing antioxidants. Why not spread some love to cranberries?

Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Muffins (recipe) - On Sugar Mountain Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Muffins (recipe) - On Sugar Mountain

So that’s what I’m going to do today: spread my new-found love of cranberries to all my lovely readers with these slightly sweet, slightly tart, perfect-for-breakfast Cranberry Muffins.

Filled with fresh cranberries, white chocolate chips, and a healthy bit of orange zest, these Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Muffins will wake you up in the morning with a burst of fresh flavor.

Not much of a fan of over-the-top, tons of work required, decadent Christmas breakfasts? Just leave a freshly baked batch of these on the counter while you open presents Christmas morning. They’ll disappear just as quickly as the presents do! :)

Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Muffins (recipe) - On Sugar Mountain Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Muffins (recipe) - On Sugar Mountain

Oh and did I mention your home will smell absolutely amazing? Cranberries and orange mesh together for the perfect flavor AND scent combo.

How I missed muffins!

They are just so incredibly simple and can brighten up any morning. I think I may go eat one right now!

I’ll be back on Wednesday with more festive sweet treats!

Happy Baking!

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Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Muffins

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Filled with cranberries, white chocolate chips, and orange zest, these Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Muffins will wake you with a burst of fresh flavor.

Yields: approximately 12 muffins

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange zest (from approximately one orange)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line one 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners. Add sugar and orange zest to a large bowl and rub together with your fingers until fragrant. Whisk in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, egg, and milk. Pour over flour mixture and stir until a few streak of flour remain, then fold in cranberries and white chocolate chips.
  3. Fill muffin cups 3/4 way full with muffin batter and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out nearly clean. A few crumbs are okay. Let cool in pan for a few minutes before carefully removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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