Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Orange-Cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins

Recipe adapted from "Cooking Light"

These muffins are a great source of Vitamin E, to keep you mind sharp and your blood vessels healthy, so eat up!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. nutmeg

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup canola oil

1 tsp. grated orange rind

1/2 cup fresh orange juice (I used 1/4 cup orange juice and 1/4 cup cranberry juice)

2 large eggs, slightly beaten

cooking spray

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with knife. Combine flour and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. make a well in the center of the mixture.
  3. Combine brown sugar and next 4 ingredients; stir with a whisk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until just combined. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups. Bake at 375 for 17 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched in the center.

The Verdict: Quick, easy, and healthy breakfast for the rest of the week. These are at their best warm, so reheat in microwave before eating.

Calories: 197 per muffin!