In the midst of 'decking the halls' though, I got a 'baking bug' and was curious to see how I could use up the container of leftover cranberries that were hanging out in my fridge.
Answer: Make Muffins!
I had made this fresh cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving morning the same as last year...
- 1 bag of cranberries
- 1 diced apple
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cinnamon stick
...I knew those cranberries would go to waste if I didn't get creative!
If you don't have a mix, just substitute with 2 cups of flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder & some cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg. That should do the trick.
I combined all of the ingredients in one bowl & stirred until just combined. Lastly, I tossed in the cranberries (about 1&1/2 cups) and gave em one last stir to incorporate them all...
Scoop batter into 12 muffin cups (sprayed with non-stick cooking spray) and bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
I loved that these were spicy, tart and sweet while made with almost all natural ingredients and not a whole lot of fat! Wohoooooo! Economical AND Healthy!J hehehehhehee.. They'll make a great breakfast, but I must admit I HAD to try one warm out of the oven for my lunch todayJ
So good! Try these out if you find yourself staring at all of those leftover cranberries...you could wind up having breakfast for a whole 'nother weekJ
Well, that about wraps it up for today. I'll give you my weekend recap tomorrow with the rest of our weekend of cooking and a glimpse of all of the RED & GREEN that is emerging!
Have a great night, everyone!