Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Millions of Muffins!

I made these muffins last night and they are mighty fine if I do say so myself. This recipe was in the New York Times so it must be delicious right? RIGHT!
The recipe says it makes 18, it made 18 regular size and 24 minis! I passed some out at work today and still have enough for breakfast and snacks for the rest of the week.

Cranberry-Pecan Muffins
1 3/4 cups toasted pecans
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing muffin tins
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar (I didn't put the additional sugar on top)
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 cup whole milk (I used Almond Milk)
2 cups fresh cranberries (I used frozen)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grind 3/4 cup of the pecans in a food processor and set aside. Chop the rest and set them aside. Butter 18 muffin cups very well.
2. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and 1 1/2 cups of sugar together. Mix in the orange zest. Add the eggs 1 at a time. Mix in vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and ground pecans. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just to combine. Gently stir in the cranberries and the chopped pecans.
4. Divide the batter among the muffin cups and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Bake until the tops spring back when touched in the center, about 30 minutes. Let cool in tins slightly before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.
YIELD Eighteen muffins

Originally published with Sweet Tidings
By MOLLY O'NEILL, November 26, 1995

1 comment:

Angela said...

I will be making these, thanks for posting! Yummy, yummy in my tummy!
love you,


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