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Thanksgiving in a muffin: Sweet cranberry muffins November 26, 2008

Filed under: Recipe — blueheronlocal @ 2:08 pm
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I’ve never been much of a Thanksgiving person.  I can very happily
give up gravy, turkey, cranberry sauce, anything casserole, and
pretty much everything but mashed potatoes (with or without turnips),
stuffing, and the olives from the relish tray.

These muffins, on the other hand, combine a few Thanksgiving classics
into a tender sweet-tart everyday extravangence.  Cranberry season is
short, so take full advantage of all those Massachusetts cranberries
on grocery store shelves.  Even this year– there was a record
harvest– fresh cranberries won’t last long.

Sweet Cranberry Muffins

3/4 c whole wheat flour (for an extra shot of protein, substitute 2 T
of dried milk powder, 2 T chick pea flour and 1/2 c whole wheat flour)
1/2 c fine cornmeal
1 T baking powder
pinch of salt
3 T sugar
1 medium sweet potato, peeled and finely grated
1 1/2 c fresh cranberries
1/4 c oil
3/4 c milk
1 egg

Beat together the milk, egg, and oil in the small bowl.  Blend the dry
ingredients well in a large bowl.  Stir in the sweet potato and
cranberries.  Mix until there are no clumps of sweet potato. Quickly
and lightly, stir in the milk mixture until the dry ingredient are
just blended.  Spoon into greased or lined muffin cups and bake for 25
min at 375, or until lightly browned.

-groundcherry

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