Gluten-free Cranberry Orange Muffins

Serves 12

30 Minute Prep Time

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on November 10, 2015 , categorized in Breakfast, Snacks

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Go on; buy the big bag of frozen cranberries this year. Use your leftover frozen cranberries from Thanksgiving dinner for these cranberry muffins that can be enjoyed any time of year.

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp orange juice
  • ½ cup room temperature Silk® Unsweetened Almondmilk
  • ⅓ cup softened vegan butter
  • ⅓ cup apple sauce
  • 1-1½ cup frozen cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1¾ cup gluten-free vanilla cake mix
  • 1 serving Vanilla Vega® Protein & Greens
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Optional: additional 2 tsp grated orange zest and frozen cranberry pieces for topping

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Line muffin pans with liners.

  3. Blend vinegar, almond milk, apple sauce, orange juice and butter. Add cranberries and orange zest.

  4. Combine cake mix, Vega Protein & Greens and salt.

  5. Add dry into wet ingredients, folding in lightly with rubber bowl scraper, until all dry ingredients are wet. The batter will be thick. Spoon into each muffin mold until 3/4 full.

  6. Optional: Top each with frozen cranberry pieces and orange zest.

  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Since every oven is different I recommend setting your timer for 10 minutes and checking with a toothpick every minute or two from there. They’ll be done when the toothpick comes out clean.

  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes in muffin pan. Remove from muffin pan and allow to rest until completely cooled.

  9. Freeze any remaining muffins in an airtight container.

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!

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