Whole Foods Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Muffins

Friday, November 21, 2008

Whole Foods Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Muffin
Cranberry-Orange Muffins (Whole Foods Market Store Recipe)

Recently, I was in Whole Foods looking for my favorite fall treat: Chocolate Peppermint Soy Milk. Seriously, if you are lactose intolerant and sick of popping those damn lactaid pills, this drink is divine. When heated, it is soooooo good!

While there, the gravitational forces pulled me to the beautiful Whole Foods bakery ...where they had a few recipes card on the counter. And, because I'm so short, I couldn't reach one of them so I had to ask the person behind the counter to help me...and, well, since she was up...also grab me a couple mini tarts from their gorgeous display! :) By the way, their banana cream mini tart is sooo yummy!

Whole Foods Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Muffin
Okay, so I immediately went home, checked for ingredients, and made the Whole Foods Cranberry-Orange Muffin recipe the next morning!

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I love orange zest! Here is 1 T zest and 1 1/4 c fresh cranberries (frozen is okay too).

Dry stuff: 1 1/4 c unbleached all-purpose flour, 1/4 c whole wheat flour (this is total health food!!), 1/2 c sugar, 2 t baking powder, 1/2 t salt

Whole Foods Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Muffin Whole Foods Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Muffin
Add the wet: 1 egg (beaten), 2/3 c milk, 1/4 c canola oil and fruit. As with all muffin batter, mix gently until just combined. Don't overmix. (I omitted the 6 T chopped walnuts).

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Yummy topping: 1 c all purpose flour, 3/4 c rolled oats (not instant), 2/3 c light brown sugar, 1 t cinnamon, pinch of salt and 1 cold stick of butter...cut all this together until it's clumpy. I ended up with extra topping so you can make a little less if you want or save it for later. The instructions say to bake the 12 muffins at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Since I've had bad luck with muffins at 400, I baked them at 375 and they were fine.

Whole Foods Recipe: Cranberry-Orange Muffin
You never know what you'll find at the grocery store! I found a muffin!
Note: This muffin isn't very sweet or like those "muffins" you find at coffeeshops that are actually cupcakes with a few bran bits thrown in. This is an old-fashioned muffin with tart cranberries!
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Snooky doodle said... [Reply to comment]

yummy these look so great. I ll love one for breakfast :) the top looks so yummy

kat said... [Reply to comment]

They look like mini coffee cakes

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so yummy! I've never made a streusal topping before because I'm worried it won't cook or sink.. weird.. I know!

I've wanted to make cranberry orange bread for the longest time, but i haven't been able to buy fresh cranberries. I knew I should've when I saw some selling earlier in the month for thanskgiving. Craisins are no match for fresh cranberries!

CB said... [Reply to comment]

Being a cupcake lover I can not be into muffins (I think its some kind of underground rule) but I gotta tell ya, I am craving a muffin right now. HAHA

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

I love cranberry and orange together. The muffins look wonderful! Great find at the store!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Healthy and yummy muffins? Sign me up! I have something for you on my blog today ;)

Emily said... [Reply to comment]

I love the orange cranberry combo! These muffins look so delicious! I love the topping too! Streusal makes anything 10 times better!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Love this combo in a muffin!

I wish I had a Whole Foods near me, but now that I think about it, its probably a good thing there isn't!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

you've got to be kidding me!! chocolate peppermint soymilk??!!?! i have to get that. i've been craving hot chocolate and haven't found a vegan replacement yet. i will definitely be getting some of that.

these muffins look great. i am obsessed with muffins.

CookiePie said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous muffins! I love cranberry-orange - and that topping looks scrumptious!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Those look delicious... an very pretty too with the red cranberries inside.
Finally an actual muffin. Thanks for the recipe :)

Lori said... [Reply to comment]

I love the streusel topping. THey look so professional!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

These look wonderful! The topping looks great and I love the orange cranberry combo.

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

These look so scrumptious! I am really loving anything with fresh cranberries and adding in orange, fabulous!

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

I find great recipes at the store and on their web site...I can't wait to be living near a WFs (actually, dozens of them!) again.

Sandy Smith said... [Reply to comment]

I can't get enough of orange and cranberries together . . . I just love this combo!

Your photos are terrific - it's a pleasure to visit your blog!

Gail said... [Reply to comment]

I'm going to try these muffins--they look wonderful. Your post is beautiful in of itself. Nice photos. Thanks!
Gambits from Gail

Kat said... [Reply to comment]

These were dee-licious. I didn't have any oranges to zest, but I did have orange juice, so I used that for half the liquid. I did find that there was WAY more topping than I needed - next time I will make half. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Maybe I didn't get it right, but I had to bake my muffins for 25 minutes before the tooth pick came out clean. Also found there was more topping than I could use, only needed about half.
Great tasting recipe!

The Food Librarian said... [Reply to comment]

Dear #19 Anonymous... I made these sooo long ago I don't remember if I had extra topping. But I'm glad it all worked out! - mary

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