Friday, January 20, 2012

Orange Cranberry Muffins with Strusel topping

I love Muffins... so love them... it has been so cold here in Michigan in the last couple of days I have been looking forward to baking to make the house smell yummy and make it just a touch warmer.... I had orange juice that needed to be used up and I had dried cranberries in a salad today so I thought orange cranberry muffins were just what I was looking for :)  The strusel topping that I made has no added fat, just granola, sliced almonds and a little coconut :)    Enjoy

Orange Cranberry Muffins

1 1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup oil
1/2 t vanilla
1 egg
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup dried cranberries(mix in a bowl with 1 T flour to coat cranberries)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 t salt
3 t baking soda

Strusel topping
1/3 cup granola
3 T sliced almonds
3 T flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 12 muffin cups (or use cupcake liners).  In large bowl whisk together until well combined orange juice, oil, vanilla & egg. Add sugar and mix well.  Add flour, salt, baking powder and cranberries stirring just until combined.  Scoop into muffin cups 3/4 full.  In small bowl mix together strusel ingredients.  Sprinkle evenly over the muffin batter.  Place in oven and bake for 19-20 minutes until light golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Let cool slightly and enjoy....

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