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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Cranberry Oatmeal Sourdough Muffins #CranberryWeek


      Muffins are a great grab and go breakfast for busy mornings. They are also a quick and easy way to serve guests.  So I made a bunch for my sister's bridal shower brunch.  We love to have some in the freezer anyway, then we are about 20 seconds away from a breakfast Jax loves.  The best part is these muffins are pretty darn healthy, so you don't have to feel bad about it.


      These muffins come together really quickly, so don't let the sourdough part scare you off.  It is a great use for some spent sourdough when you go to refresh it.  Then there is the oatmeal and yogurt to help make these a well-balanced choice.  You even get some fruit in the orange juice and cranberries.  Woo-hoo!


      These would also be a perfect breakfast for Thanksgiving morning.  Bake them the day ahead to free up your oven if you eat at lunch or bake them fresh if you eat a little later.  Either way your guests will have a little something to eat, but not too much.  We don't want to spoil the big meal later!  Again, whatever are left can be thrown in a freezer bag for another day.  Perfect!



Cranberry Oatmeal Sourdough Muffins
makes 12 muffins

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup sourdough starter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
1 1/2 cup flour (I usually use a mix of all purpose and whole wheat)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

  1. Stir together oats, orange juice, yogurt and dried cranberries right away and let sit while you gather up the rest of the ingredients and get ready.  You want the oats and cranberries to have a chance to soften up a bit.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 F and grease a 12 cup muffin tin.
  3. Stir sourdough starter and brown sugar into oats.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  5. Stir oil and egg into oat mixture.
  6. Then stir in dry ingredients until just mixed.
  7. Spoon into prepared muffin tin.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from muffin tin and cool on wire rack.


Welcome to #CranberryWeek, hosted by Caroline's Cooking and A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. We'll be sharing cranberry-inspired creations all week long in celebration of national cranberry day. Search #CranberryWeek to keep up to date and follow the #CranberryWeek Pinterest board for more cranberry inspiration. But first, see all the other cranberry recipes being shared today:


17 comments:

  1. Another cranberry winner my love! I love sourdough and of course oatmeal so these look divine! Oh how I wish I could grab one through the screen to have with my coffee this morning!

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    1. I wish I could deliver! Thanks, Andrea!

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  2. I love that these have sourdough starter in them - must give them a try!

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    1. I have been loving making muffins when my starter needs refreshed and the texture turns out so good. I hope you love them, Caroline!

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  3. These muffins sound amazing! My goal this year was to get into sourdough. Well, I haven't done it yet! I think it's a carry over goal!

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    1. It really is pretty easy once you get started, but this is definitely a busy time of year to get going! January would be great ;-)

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  4. I've never used my starter for muffins. Now I have to try these!

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    1. It is a great way to use some up when it needs refreshed! I make a lot of sourdough muffins and pizza dough and an occasional loaf of bread. Maybe after Christmas I'll be able to expand my horizons a bit more... right now I'm in survival mode ;-)

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  5. I haven't ever had a sourdough recipe but this sounds delicious!

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    1. I love playing with my sourdough. I watched a documentary on sourdough and bread once and I got a starter started that night!

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  6. Gorgeous! I like the idea of the sourdough in this. Bet they we tangy and delish!

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    1. It does give a nice flavor and a really great texture! Thanks!

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  7. Most of them prefer not to eat at all than to take the time to prepare and eat healthy foods. electricsmokerzone
    The most common excuse for this is a busy schedule.

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  8. Love that there's oatmeal in these muffins!

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    1. Thank you! The oatmeal kind of melts away in this recipe and it just leaves you with a great texture and plenty of nutrition!

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  9. Love sourdough, love cranberries, love oats!

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