(makes 4 loaves/48 muffins)
|Santa loves me|
Best. Christmas. Ever.
4 cups white flour
4 cups whole wheat PASTRY flour (can also be white, if you so desire)
3 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup oil (or butter, if you wish)
2 cups liquid (milk/soy milk/water or any combination thereof)
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup applesauce
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla extract
Step 3: Combine all the above. Really, it's that simple.
Step 4: Fold in 2 bags of cranberries (preferably frozen, so they don't get mashed). This is the part that used to make me cry when I was doing it by hand. I guess I should work on my upper body strength more.
Step 5: Pour batter into greased loaf pans and/or lined muffin tins. Remember to let the children fight over which color muffin papers to put in which tins. Rituals are important.
|See? It works.|
Step 7: Neglect to set timer and spend the next hour obsessively checking with a toothpick to see if the bread/muffins are done.
You're welcome. You can halve the recipe, of course; but we use the extra loaves as Christmas gifts for our long-suffering neighbors who have put up with the myriad inconveniences inflicted on them by our family for the past 15 years.
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My kids and Rainman surprised me with a Kitchen Aid last Christmas. They actually found a used/almost new one on Craigslist. Love, love, love. They still tease me about my screaming/crying reaction on Christmas morning! Thanks for the recipe. I actually have like 8 bags of frozen cranberries in my freezer just looking for a muffin to die in.ReplyDelete
How many loaves or muffins does this make? My go-to cranberry read recipe is the one printed right on the package of cranberries. It is very similar to this except it does use eggs. And it calls for chopping up the cranberries - which is rather a pain, but DH thinks unchopped wouldn't be as good. I may have to do a comparison loaf...ReplyDelete
4 loaves/48 muffins -- but you just failed the reading comprehension portion of this blog post. DO NOT chop up the cranberries - there is no need to do that whatsoever. Most of them burst in the cooking.Delete
That looks delicious! And yeah, there are a lot of things I would give up before I would give up our kitchen aid.ReplyDelete
These look really good! I want to try them.ReplyDelete
I love step one! 48 muffins! That's awesome. I like recipes that make plenty.ReplyDelete
I failed before step one, but I might try this recipe by hand...ReplyDelete
I will make this for sure. I inherited my Mom's Kitchenaid stand mixer and you are right--everyone that bakes NEEDS one.ReplyDelete
I love how I can put away ingredients while it is mixing for me. And it doesn't ever whine or fight for a turn!Delete