1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, cut into halves (do not thaw if using frozen cranberries)
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon (optional)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, well beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F/190 degrees C. Grease or spray with non-stick cooking spray a 12 cup muffin tin. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine cranberry halves with confectioners' sugar. Toss well. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon (optional) and granulated sugar.
In a small bowl, combine beaten egg, milk and melted butter. Pour mixture into the above flour mixture. Mix just until dry ingredients are moist. Fold in cranberry mixture.
Spoon batter into the 12 prepared muffin cups (batter will be thick), filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in muffin center comes out clean with no moist crumbs. Let muffins cool in muffin tin for 10 minutes, then transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 12 muffins.
Photograph taken by Diana Baker Woodall© 2007
Date: February 4, 2007