Orange Cranberry Walnut Muffins

Makes:  12 muffins 

Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 18 to 20 minutes 

1½ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup wheat bran

2/3 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp each baking soda and salt

½ cup sweetened dried cranberries, divided

½ cup chopped walnuts

1 egg

1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 

(banana yogurt works well too)

3 tbsp canola oil

Juice of 1 medium orange

1 tsp orange zest


Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray. Set aside.


In a large bowl, combine flour, wheat bran, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in 1/4 cup cranberries and walnuts.

 

In a medium bowl, whisk together, egg, yogurt, oil, orange juice and zest. Add to dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin pan cups. Top each with remaining cranberries.


Bake in a 375F oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove muffins from pan and let cool on a wire rack.

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