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 and graphic designer in Northern Baltimore County. As a writer I enjoy both fiction and non fiction (travel and local interest stories.) Most recently my non fiction writing has been featured in Mason-Dixon ARRIVE Magazine. As a graphic designer I focus on cover designs and have done a number of designs for books and magazines. Recently I've entered the e-book cover field. I also enjoy working with community organizations and churches to bring their communications to a higher standard. 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 middle and high school students in graphic design and music. View all posts by ritalovestowrite

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