Cranberry Nut Muffins

Breakfast is a breeze when you have these fruit- and nut-filled muffins on hand. And they're full of nutrients, too: Cranberries are a great source of vitamin C and fiber.

This recipe makes: 36 mini muffins

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 large egg, at room temperature

1 cup low-fat milk, at room temperature

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup chopped, dried cranberries

1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Cooking instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Coat a mini-muffin pan with nonstick spray.

  2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together. (This can be done the night before and kept covered on the counter.)

  3. Whisk together the egg, milk, and melted butter. If the egg and milk are cold, the butter may solidify.

  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the liquid all at once. Stir with a wooden spoon until the dry ingredients are just moistened. Fold in the cranberries and pecans. The batter will be a little lumpy; do not overmix.

  5. Fill the tins two-thirds full, being careful not to drip batter on the edge of the tins where it will burn and cause sticking.

  1. Bake until golden brown and set in the center, approximately 12 to 15 minutes. The muffins are done when a small knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out dry. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Nutritional information

Number of Servings: 36

Per Serving

Calories 79

Carbohydrate 13 g

Fat 3 g

Fiber 0 g

Protein 1 g

Saturated Fat 1 g

Sodium 42 mg