Monday, April 18, 2011

Glazed Orange Cranberry Muffins

This morning I opened the freezer and saw the cranberries that I froze at Christmas time.  I never got to the Cranberry bread this year.
There was just too much going on. 
Knowing I had no Orange Juice concentrate in the house I turned to the pantry.  Here is what I came up with.  (This recipe can be made with all shelf stable food storage/pantry items.)

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup Tang Powdered Orange Drink Mix
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl.
Combine wet ingredients in another bowl and combine well.

In medium bowl or measuring cup toss the following until mixed-
2 cups chopped cranberries
4 tbsp sugar
(Or omit the Cranberries and 4 tbsp sugar and use 1 cup or more Craisins)

Combine the ingredients from all three bowls.  
Stir with a folding motion taking care not to over mix.
Leave a few small lumps.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.

(Rinse and reuse the bowl used from the cranberries.)
Add about 3/4 of a cup of powdered sugar, 
1 tbsp Tang and enough water to make a runny glaze.

Place baked muffins on a piece of waxed paper and drizzle with the glaze.
Allow them muffins to stand while the glaze sets up prior to bagging the left overs.


  1. Those look beautiful! Can't wait to try them. Thank you!

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