Healthy Cranberry Muffins

Woke up bright and early this morning for absolutely no reason. Well early being 8 for someone who loves to spend her Saturday morning and early afternoons in bed. Since it was early for me, I decided to get a move on with my day. Showered, walked the dog, worked out, showered. I was then craving an after work out breakfast.

I wanted something sweet but I was definitely not about to let that workout go to waste.

What’s the solution to my sweet craving? Muffins muffins muffins! Oh and did I mention muffins?

Healthy Cranberry Muffins actually.

I know the word healthy may make some of you cringe. Let’s face it, many healthy recipes aren’t close to as delicious as the full recipes.

For these muffins, that’s not the case. They are just as soft, sweet and mouth watering as any fattening muffin you could purchase at the store. I tried them with both all purpose and whole wheat flour, and to be completely honest, I liked the muffins better made with whole wheat flour! It gives them a fuller flavour. And the yogurt keeps them perfectly moist. 🙂

Ready for a morning mood booster?

Get baking!

Healthy Cranberry Muffins

Ingredients

–        1 large egg

–        1 cup low fat plain yogurt

–        1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil

–        1 teaspoon vanilla extract

–        2 cups whole wheat flour (all purpose is fine as well)

–        ½ granulated sugar

–        1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder

–        ½ teaspoon baking soda

–        ¼ teaspoon salt

–        1 ½ cups frozen or fresh cranberries

 

Procedure

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line 12 muffin cups.

In small bowl whisk together egg, yogurt, oil and vanilla extract.

In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

With a spatula, fold the wet ingredients in the dry until the ingredients are just combined. Mixture will be thick.

Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin cups.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Makes 12 muffins.

 

Recipe Adapted from: Joy Of Baking

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