Cranberry Chocolate Muffins

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. I would love to be more excited but since I won’t be in the States this year, it just doesn’t feel the same. I come from a big family. Usually Thanksgiving consisted of a family get-together of around 20 people. I think this is why I can’t justify slaving over a large Thanksgiving meal for just four people. One of those people is a four month old baby. So that leaves only three people to feed. One of those three people is a two year old which would probably only eat about a tablespoon of each thing served. Now we are down to two.

So you can see my dilemma. It’s sad and doesn’t seem worth it. I do think I will make an apple pie though, maybe some sweet potato mash too. It just seems like the least I can do. Hopefully next year, we’ll be back in the US to celebrate Thanksgiving traditionally (minus the turkey).
One thing that many people enjoy is the cranberry sauce. I am not one of those people. However, I love dried cranberries. I know, I know. It’s not the same thing. Usually I don’t like dried fruit but I can eat dried cranberries like potato chips. What’s even better than dried cranberries? Putting them in a muffin with chocolate. Yum.
Do make sure you add this delicious Chocolate Frosting to it.
Cranberry Chocolate Muffins
makes 12
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 20 minutes
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup Whole Cane Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Soy Milk (or other plant based milk)
  • 1/2 cup Cranberries (dried)
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate (chopped or Chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • Frosting (optional)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 355F (180C). Grease and flour muffin pan or line with muffin cups.
  2. Cream together sugar, mashed bananas, oil and milk in a medium sized mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to bananas mixture with a wooden spoon. Fold in cranberries and chocolate.
  4. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full with mixture and bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely before decorating with frosting.

 

Cranberry Chocolate Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Vegan
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ cup Whole Cane Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 Bananas (mashed)
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ cup Soy Milk (or other plant based milk)
  • ½ cup Cranberries (dried)
  • ½ cup Dark Chocolate (chopped or Chocolate chips)
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • Frosting (optional)
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 355F (180C). Grease and flour muffin pan or line with muffin cups.
  2. Cream together sugar, mashed bananas, oil and milk in a medium sized mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to bananas mixture with a wooden spoon. Fold in cranberries and chocolate.
  4. Fill each muffin cup ⅔ full with mixture and bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely before decorating with frosting.

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