Monday, April 15, 2013

White Chocolate Cranberry Muffins

I think I have stumbled upon the secret ingredient that makes cafe muffins so much tastier than those I always make at home. It's really no surprise.... BUTTER! I make a lot of muffins, usually just simple recipes that generally come from the same "Muffins and More!" cook book that is straight out of my Mom's tangerine '80's kitchen (don't worry, she's updated her kitchen since the '80's), and they always call for vegetable oil or margarine. I've never used butter, and let me tell you, the results were great! The muffins maintain the crunchy exterior that usually disappears once they cool!

For this recipe I adapted the King Arthur Flour Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe. I wanted to use the white chocolate chips that I had left from the blondies I made last month. I swapped out the regular chocolate chips for white and dried cranberries, and used brown sugar rather than white. Here is the whole recipe:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease muffin pan.
1) Beat together the butter, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla and cinnamon
2) Beat in the eggs, then stir in the milk.
3) Mix in the flour, then the chocolate chips and cranberries
4) Spoon the batter into the muffin cups
6) Bake the muffins for 30 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean

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  1. These look delicious! :) I am pinning.

  2. These look really delicious! I can't wait to try them.

  3. Thanks ladies! I hope you like them!

  4. Hello! I was wondering how many muffins this recipe makes. I am feeding a crowd and want to know if I should double it or not. Thanks for the recipe! :)

    1. You should probably get 12-18, depending on how big you make them! Enjoy!

  5. I tried the recipe today. The muffins came out delicious though a wee bit dry. I would suggest upping the butter or milk a little bit to make them more moist.