Cranberry and orange together always remind me of Christmas because my mom made a smashing cranberry orange bread. I found a grain free muffin recipe on Paleo Newbie and adjusted it a bit to my liking of more cranberries and a little less sweetener. I was so excited to find these muffins nicely orange flavored with plenty of cranberries. To make them paleo friendly you can sub the butter for coconut oil. They are a welcome addition to our Christmas Eve brunch.
Cranberry Orange Muffins
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup raw honey (can adjust to 1/3 for sweeter muffins)
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (I used 6 mandarins)
- zest from 6 mandarins or orange, 1-2 teaspoons
- 1 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
Preheat oven to 350. Zest the mandarins and set aside. In a large bowl combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt. In another large bowl whisk the eggs and add the honey, melted butter, vanilla, fresh squeezed orange juice and zest.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and combine. Fold in the cranberries. Pour batter into muffin liners and bake for 23-25 minutes. Test by inserting a toothpick – if it comes out clean – sample a muffin.
Source: Adapted from Paleo Newbie