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EGGLESS CRANBERRY ORANGE MUFFINS

mayurisjikoni
Eggless Cranberry Orange Muffins are soft, packed with delicious tangy cranberries and chocolate chips with fresh orange flavour. Easy to make and super moist, these muffins are ideal as a treat for Christmas Breakfast or for Tea time.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Tea Time
Cuisine International
Servings 8 LARGE MUFFINS

Ingredients
  

FOR THE MUFFIN BATTER:

  • cups all purpose flour plain flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda soda bicarbonate
  • 1 tbsp orange zest rind
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup plain yogurt thick
  • 4 tbsp oil/butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ tsp salt

FOR ORANGE GLAZE:

  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh orange juice

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF THE MUFFINS:

  • Coat the cranberries with some flour.
  • Line a muffin tray with cake cups.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda into a bowl.
  • Add orange zest, chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Add yogurt, oil and sugar into another mixing bowl.
  • Whisk till its a bit frothy.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix gently just enough to coat the flour with the liquid.
  • Add the cranberries and gently fold them in.
  • Don't over mix the batter.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared cups.
  • Bake them in the oven till the tops are golden brown and done. Insert a toothpick in the middle of the muffin. It should come out clean if the muffins are done.
  • Big muffins take about 20-25 minutes and the medium ones take about 15-20 minutes.
  • Let the muffins cool on a wire rack.

PREPARATION OF ORANGE GLAZE:

  • To make the glaze icing, add orange juice little by little to the icing sugar. The paste should be thick so that you can pour it over the muffins.
  • Spoon the glaze over the muffins.
  • You can choose to sprinkle some orange zest, sprinkles over the glaze.
  • Enjoy eggless cranberry orange muffins with a cup of tea or coffee.

Notes

  • Add nuts of your choice instead of chocolate chips.
  • Add other berries instead of cranberries.
  • If you want to use dried cranberries then you need to soak them in ¼ cup or fresh orange juice for at least 30 minutes. Use ½ cup dried cranberries.
  • You can serve them without the glaze icing but I highly recommend the glaze.
  • If the yogurt is watery, pour it into a muslin cloth and allow the excess water to drain out.
  • You can bake this into a loaf. Use a tin 8"X4". Baking time will be about 35 - 45 minutes.
  • I used large cake cups and got 8 muffins. Normal cake cups will yield 12 muffins.
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