Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cranberry Corn Muffin

Today is the beginning of the last month of 2011. December means two things generally - holidays and baked goods. Perfect for a baking enthusiast like me. When I announced 'Bake-A-Thon' for the entire month of December, I wasn't sure that anyone would join me since it is crazy to bake every day and blog about it for a month. But, I did have 4 other bloggers join me in this adventure. So, together we will all bake and blog about it every day for the entire month. Towards the end, we probably will have covered almost every category of baking.
Joining me in this month long 'Bake-A-Thon' are:
Susan of The WellSeasoned Cook,
Preethi of IsingCakes,
Veena Krishna Kumar of VeenasVegnation,
Priya Suresh of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes.

These Cranberry Corn Muffin recipe is adapted from an old recipe for Blueberry Corn Muffin recipe. Addition of cranberries gives it an unusual tang which, people will like it if and only if they like the tang taste. If you are not a big fan of fresh cranberries, use sweetened dried cranberries in its place.

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All purpose flour - 1 cup
Fine ground corn meal - 1 cup (I used yellow cornmeal)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1/4 cup
Egg - 1 Large
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Buttermilk - 1 cup
Cranberries - 1 - 1 1/2 cups (fresh rinsed and pat dry)
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners or grease. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar. In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, oil, egg, vanilla. Pour the wet mixture to dry mixture and stir to combine. Do not over mix. Stir in the cranberries. Fill the muffin cups to almost full. This batter makes 12 standard sized muffins. Bake for 25 - 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on the rack in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove to cool on the rack completely. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  1. Believe me or not,i prepared almost the same cornmeal muffin yesterday,but i went for tutti fruttis, delicious muffins..Happy to join you and being a part of Bake-A-Thon,Champa..

  2. That's a wonderful theme Champa, kudos on taking up this try to make some eggless version for me..:)..and will be enjoying the visual treats..

  3. That is a Marathon Task you guys have taken up.. Kudos!

  4. Looking fwd to looking at so many baked goodies! Hats off to u all!!

  5. Champa...looks so good and colourful...we don't get cranberries here..what else can i use??? more recipe to be tried:-)

  6. You started off with a great recipe, was looking for a cranberry muffin recipe :)/.. will be watching this space the whole month :)

  7. Muffin looks awesome.

    Do participate in the Desserts with Coconuts event and giveaway on my blog.

  8. Thanks everyone for taking time to leave a comment.
    Veena, You could use any berries in its place or even cut up dates or raisins.

  9. the bakeathon begins! all the best and i am going to pin some these creations!

  10. Hi CHampa,
    Just to let you know that I am loving this event!! And your muffins look great!! Keep up the good work coming:))

  11. They look great, lovely recipe as well:)

  12. Ah, you used fresh cranberries. I love the way they burst, just like blueberries. A nice, tasty, wholesome treat to start the day, Champa.

  13. This is such a fantastic idea!
    Sorry I missed it, I would have loved to join!
    Well, will stay around and see what comes out from your ovens.

  14. Wow, another one with cranberries!, M
    Mmm.., shiuld try this out, my internet is getting connected on the 7th:(

  15. Mhmm delicious...very tempting.


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