These were initially a hybrid of the Cranberry Orange Nut Muffins from Vegan Brunch and the Zesty Cranberry Crumb Muffins from My Sweet Vegan. They have gone through many changes since I first started to bake these for Her Ladyship. They have been tailored to her personal taste and nutritional wants, so you may need to make some changes to keep your taste buds happy. These have a truckload of cranberries! A double semi-trailer truck full of cranberries! They don't have a whole lot of sugar because the cranberries are already sweetened, and they are made with mostly whole wheat flour, but you can go with half whole wheat and half white if you want. These are no fluffy things. These muffins mean bidness.
Personally, I don't care for cranberries. Or raisins. I don't understand them. "Oh hey, here's a tasty little fruit! Let's dry it up and turn it into a shriveled up bit of blergh!"
No, thanks! Give me chocolate chips. Chocolate chips I understand.
Her Ladyship's Whole Wheat Cranberry-Orange Muffins
Serves: 12 muffins
What To Do:
These are made with store-bought orange juice. If you're using fresh OJ and your oranges aren't very sweet, you may want to increase the sugar.
Her Ladyship likes a lot of cranberry with a little bit of muffin, which is a cup and a half of cranberries. Go with one cup if you want a lot of muffin with a little bit of cranberry.
The whole wheat that I use for these is super fine. It's King Arthur brand, but any super finely ground whole wheat flour will do. You can also use whole wheat pastry flour.
I don't think you understand the obscene amount of cranberries that go into these. Let me find another shot...
You may be thinking that it's very kind of me to bake a weekly batch of muffins for my mother in law. Not really. I collect payment each time. The only acceptable methods of payment are puppy cuddles or crazy run-around-the-couch-like-maniacs puppy time. That's a steal! Look at this face!