Cranberry Chipotle Corn Muffins

Cranberry Chipotle Corn Muffins

  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 15 mins 
  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 15 mins 

Cranberry Chipotle Corn Muffins

  • Prep : 15 mins
  • Cooking : 15 mins
  • Serves : 12

Ingredients

Serves 12
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 canned chipotle peppers, drained and chopped
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 canned chipotle peppers, drained and chopped
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup stone-ground yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

Step 1.

Heat the oven to 400ºF. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.

Step 2.

Combine the cranberries and orange juice in a microwaveable bowl or small saucepan. Heat the mixture on high power in the microwave or over high heat on the stovetop just until it simmers, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let the cranberries stand until they are plump, about 10 minutes.

Step 3.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, oil, brown sugar, salt, cranberry mixture, and chipotle peppers. Scatter the baking powder over the top and whisk until blended. Gently stir in the cornmeal and flour until the batter is almost free of lumps.

Step 4.

Fill the muffin cups two-thirds full and bake until a knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool the muffins in the pan on a rack for 5 minutes. Then turn them out onto the rack to cool until warm. Serve warm or completely cooled.

Tip: Cut the muffins in half and serve with a drizzle of honey for extra sweetness.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

  • 162 calCalories
  • 4 gProtein
  • 24 gCarbohydrates
  • 6 mgFat
  • 36 mgCholesterol
  • 343 mgSodium
  • 1 gDietary Fiber