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This month when it came to be time to bake for Muffin Monday I walked into the kitchen and found 3 very ripe bananas on the counter and a bag of cranberries left from Thanksgiving in the refrigerator. I had bought two bags of cranberries and then Frank, not knowing I had bought them, bought another 2 bags, so we had cranberries coming out of our ears.
I used 2 bags for my cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving day, one bag for a delicious Cocoa Cranberry Tart and the last bag was used for the wonderful light muffins with a burst of tart cranberries in every bite. This recipe comes from Taste of Home. I made them just as written but omitted the nuts. The recipe said it would make 14 muffins, without the nuts I got an even dozen.
Banana Cranberry Muffin
very slightly adapted from Taste of Home reader Gretchen Zoch.
1 (12 oz) bag cranberries
1 2/3 c. sugar, divided
1 c. water
1/3 c. shortening
1 3/4 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. baking soda
3 ripe bananas
Place cranberries, 1 c. sugar and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes, until cranberries start to pop. Drain and set cranberries aside.
In large bowl of stand mixer, cream the shortening with the remaining 2/3 c. sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the bananas. Fold in the cranberries.
Divide the batter between 12 greased or paper lined muffin cups. Bake in a preheated 400* oven for 18-22 minutes or until a skewer inserted removes cleanly. Print Recipe
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