Monday, October 03, 2011
Vegan Mofo V Day 3: Muffins are Tops!
These are "Cranberry Burst Citrus Muffins" from Deer Run Bed & Breakfast in Big Pine Key, Fla. Have I ever stayed there? No. But through the magic of an issue of "Vegetarian Times" I can pretend I did. If can go anywhere when you read a book, surely you can reach destinations via magazines too, right? They ran a feature on b & b's last year and this was one of the many recipes I wanted to try.
Part of the charm of this recipe was that all I needed to buy was a few oranges. You need juice and zest. I got plenty of zest from one orange, but next time I think I will use even more since I love citrus. I had a bit more trouble juicing and had to use two to get 1/4 cup, but a more experienced person could probably get it from one. The oranges smelled so good I wished I had bought just one more to eat on its own. For some odd reason, I almost never buy oranges, but if someone offers me one, I will gladly eat it.
Anyhow these turned out lovely and I would definitely make them again. Even though I love the orange and cranberry bits, my favorite part is probably the sugar sprinkled on top. It reminds me of bakery muffins I used to enjoy, but now I can have more of them for less money (and more exercising!).