Friday, January 27, 2012

Lime Cranberry Muffins Recipe


 I've had a bag of cranberries hanging out in my freezer just waiting for the right recipe to come along! Today on Pinterest (of course!), I found it! I had to make a couple slight adaptations but they still turned out fabulous!! I really love how the batter turned out, so be on the lookout for other variations of these in some future posts! Muffins are a favorite week day breakfast of mine and I definitely need to make them more often!


What you need:
1/2 c. sour cream
1 c. granulated sugar
3 large eggs
pinch salt
1 1/2 tbsp. lime zest
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 1/2 c. fresh or frozen and thawed cranberries
extra sugar for topping (I used raw sugar)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sour cream, sugar, eggs and salt together in a large bowl. Add lime zest and vanilla extract.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and combine until moistened. Add oil. Stir until batter is smooth and combined. Fold in cranberries. 

Put batter in lined muffin cups. Sprinkle sugar on top.

Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

Note: You have enough batter for a 12 muffin tin and a small loaf pan. I baked the load for about 10 minutes longer than the muffins. Enjoy!!

Muffin:


Loaf!




16 comments:

  1. I'm a sucker for cranberries!! Thanks so much for the recipe I have a bag in my fridge & couldn't think of what to do with it!

    I'm following from the link, have a wonderful day!
    Melly
    http://www.beckhamandbloom.com

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    1. I had the same issue with the bag in my freezer! These turned out so good! Hope you like them and thanks for stopping by!!

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  2. Sheena, I really like the Cranberry and Lime combination that you used in this recipe, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. I think this combination sounds so yummy in a muffin - and so refreshing too! Very creative! It has been featured in this week's edition of Makin' You Crave Monday. I'd love it if you popped it to say hi! :)

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring it! It is so refreshing :)

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  4. Sheena. Just a beautiful recipe and I love how you made it as muffins and a loaf. I want to thank you so much for linking up each week to my "Thriving on Thursdays" linky party. You always have such fantastic ideas. The party will be starting again in just over 12 hours so if you get a chance, I'd love to see what you've been up to this week.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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    1. Thanks Anne! Heading over to link up in a few! :)

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  5. Mmmm, the lime sounds tantalizing with the cranberry, which I love! trying this recipes, we love muffins! visiting thru LBGC party
    JoAnn

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    1. We love muffins too! This is such a great flavor combo! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Totally love the colors in these muffins. I bet these are so yummy too. I could totally see them be perfect for Thanksgiving cause of cranberry. I like how you added lime too though.

    I saw this on Fall Linky Party; I shared my pumpkin carob donuts recipe, I'd love for you to check it out.

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    1. Thanks so much! They would be so perfect for Thanksgiving!

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  7. Oooh, please link these beauties up to Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes. Cheers

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  8. Good morning, Sheena! I'm stopping by to let you know that this is one of the featured projects at this week's It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. Thank you so much for linking up!

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