Happy Monday everyone!
I stumbled across these muffins on the Whole Living website a few weeks ago and have been looking for an excuse to make them ever since, and this weekend an opportunity finally arose. Jeff was off flying to his first university visit in Ohio and I was off to visit family in Northern California–and there’s nothing like a few muffins to keep you company when you’re traveling!
I like these muffins because they’re not overly sweet or processed, but don’t necessarily taste “healthy” either. Plus, you can actually eat them for breakfast without getting that sugar and calorie overload from those oh-so-decandant muffins at coffee shops that are more like dessert for two than breakfast for one. Of course, my muffins probably did have a few more calories than the Whole Living one’s as I used 2% milk instead of non-fat milk and Greek yogurt instead of regular low-fat. The difference in fat levels didn’t seem to alter the consistency of the muffins too much and I loved the extra hint of creaminess that the Greek yogurt added. Then again, I’m a little obsessed with that stuff!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need (plus a 1/4 teaspoon salt–didn’t notice that till after the picture!):
I know it seems like a lot of ingredients. It did to me too, but I ended up going to our local Whole Foods wannabe–New Frontiers–and got most of the ingredients I needed from the bulk section which was much more cost effective. Of course, there’s always a trade off–my cranberries cost $6 for the bag!
They were organic, sustainable, and grown in the USA, I suppose, and they looked pretty (and tasted!) darn good.
Okay, let’s get down to business. First, whisk together the flour, wheat flour, almond flour, baking soda, and sugar in a large bowl.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, yogurt, and the zest and juice from your entire orange.
Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients then carefully fold in your cranberries.
Fill your lined muffin tins about 3/4 the way full with the batter then sprinkle a few almonds on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, and
You can check out the actual recipe on the Whole Living website here.