Muffin Monday — Almond Cranberry Muffins (DF)


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Almond Cranberry Muffins (Dairy Free?)

I had to suggestions for this week’s Muffin Monday blog — something with Cranberries and something Dairy Free. I think I achieved both goals with these yummy Almond Cranberry Muffins. [Will my DF eaters double check me, please?]

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup White Whole Wheat Flour

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  • 3/4 cup Almond Meal or Almond Flour

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  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

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  • 1/2 tsp Salt

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  • 4 tsp JUST WHITES (or 2 eggs)

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  • 1/4 c Water (don’t add this water if you use eggs)

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  • 1 tsp Vanilla or Almond Extract

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  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

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  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup

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  • 2/3 cup Dried Cranberries

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  • 1/2 cup Chopped Dry Dates

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  • 1 cup of Boiling Water

Step One: Put the cranberries and dates in the boiling water and stir. Let sit for 5 minutes to plump then drain. (You can reserve the cranberry juice add another cup of cold water and drink it. )

Step Two: Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Put muffin pants into the muffin tin and spray lightly.

Step Three: Mix the flour, almond meal, baking powder, salt and Just Whites in a medium-sized bowl

Step Four: Mix the 1/4 cup of water, the extract, the cooking oil, and the maple syrup in a small bowl (or measuring cup large enough to handle it)

Step Five: Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Don’t over mix.

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Step Six: Add the drained Cranberry and Date mixture.

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Step Seven: Spoon into the muffin tin.

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Step Eight: Bake for 25 minutes, until the muffins are golden brown at the top and they pass the toothpick test. Cool for 10 minutes before eating.

This recipe made 9 muffins.

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BONUS RECIPE:

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Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

For those of you who like a little Chocolate just change the top two ingredients…

  • 1 1/2 cup of White Whole Wheat Flour

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  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder

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Follow the recipe above.

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These muffins had a perfect flaky consistency and moisture content. Although usually a Chocolate girl myself, I actually prefered the almond version a bit more. But both were delicious.   Enjoy!

More I want to try:

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About ritalovestowrite

Freelance writer, graphic designer, musician, foodie and Jane Austen enthusiast in Northern Baltimore County, Maryland. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (food, travel and local interest stories.) As an advocate for the ARTS, one of my biggest passions is helping young people find a voice in all the performing arts. To that end it has been my honor to give one-on-one lessons to elementary, middle and high school students in graphic design and music. And as JANE-O I currently serve as the regional coordinator for JASNA Maryland and am working on a Regency/Federal cooking project. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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