If the holidays weren’t already a busy enough time of year, add on preparing for a new baby! Erik and I have been hard at work getting the nursery put together… building the crib, hanging curtains, the list goes on and on! Yesterday we spent all evening building the hutch to go on the dresser. And today’s agenda includes getting the rocking chair into the nursery and setting up the bookcase!
With all this baby preparation going on, there has been little time to prepare for Christmas. So to get ready, I started putting together some menu ideas of what I want to make for Christmas brunch and dinner. Today’s recipe that I want to share with you is for sweet and flavorful cranberry muffins! These muffins are delicious and festive, the perfect addition to any Christmas brunch!
Sweetening the tart cranberries
The addition of brown sugar and cinnamon really round out the flavor. It gives the cranberry muffins a very classic and old fashioned taste. I love that you only need one bowl to make this recipe too. It makes for a really quick and easy prep time, and even better clean up time!
I always like to use durable Oxo bowls for mixing. Check out the link below for details!
The nice, tart cranberries are so delicious! They taste just like the holiday season. And as cranberries have such a late harvest, they are always very plentiful in the stores for the holidays. If you’re looking for more seasonal fruit to enjoy this winter, check out my recipe for Winter fruit salad with lemon poppy seed dressing. It’s so delicious and packed with flavor. It also pairs really well with these muffins for a hearty winter breakfast.
When is a good time to eat Cranberry Muffins?
The answer: Anytime! I’m sure you’ll be going back for more throughout the day. They make a nice afternoon or late night snack. And also travel well to tuck into a lunch box or take to a bake sale. Don’t forget a tall, cold glass of milk to go with them. So good!
Did you try to make these cranberry muffins? Leave a comment below about how they came out, I’d love to hear from you!