Orange Cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins

[ 1 ] July 24, 2013 |

Orange Cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins

These great-tasting Orange Cranberry muffins are low in fat and contain more fiber than regular muffins.

These orange cranberry muffins are the perfect  treat.

Orange Cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins

These light and tender cranberry muffins have a splash of orange juice for a citrus flavor.

While muffins typically aren’t considered the healthiest of breakfast foods or snacks, we’ve seen many good variations with healthier ingredients in which the sugars and fats are reduced considerably.

One of the easiest (and healthiest) substitutions you can make in a muffin recipe is to replace a portion of the flour base with wheat germ. Opinions vary on the best formula, but we suggest replacing anywhere from 20 to 25 percent of the flour with wheat germ.

The inspiration for these orange cranberry muffins came from Cooking Light Magazine!

Orange Cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins

Orange Cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour (about 6¾ ounces)
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • 2 teaspoon ground flax seeds
  • ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 7 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture.
  3. Combine brown sugar, cane sugar, oil, rind, juice, and eggs; stir with a whisk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake at 375° for 17 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched in center.

 

Orange Cranberry Wheat Germ Muffins

Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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Category: Breakfast, Snacks, Sweets

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  1. Orange and cranberry sound great together. I’m a keen fan of dried cranberries.

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