Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Chip Muffins

That’s right: another muffin recipe. What can I say? Muffins are one of my absolute favorite things to bake. They’re so simple and delicious and, even if they’re very sweet, you can totally get away with having them for breakfast -- which is what I’ve been doing with this particular batch for the last week or so.

The flavors of cranberry, orange, and white chocolate go so well together. In these muffins, the tart cranberries, bright oranges, and sweet white chocolate combine to make a flavorful, moist, perfectly balanced muffin. They’d be perfect for brunch on Christmas Day!

Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Chip Muffins
adapted from Allrecipes

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tins or line them with paper liners.

2. Cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add orange juice, vanilla, and eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange zest. Gradually add to wet ingredients. Stir in cranberries and white chocolate chips.

4. Pour into muffin cups and bake for 25 minutes or until brown. (Yield: 14 to 18 muffins)



Holly said...

Yummy looking muffins!:)

Avril said...

Hello there yumminess! I just love the idea of all 3 of these flavors in these muffins! - and SO festive too! Yet again Cassie, you have provided me with a wonderful recipe! Merci Beaucoup!

~avril :-)