oh no! your muffin top is showing!

April 1, 2008 at 9:07 am | Posted in Dessert | 2 Comments

Little sister Laura was lamenting to me last week about how hungry she gets during the school day at college (even after eating the nutritious lunch that I make her!) and that she forks over like 3 bucks for a muffin every afternoon.

I resolved to solve that dilemma for this week!

Alas, we like cranberries. We like chocolate. ‘Ala muffin!’ (in the voice of Mark Dacascos)

I adapted my recipe from the blueberry muffin recipe from New Best Recipe.

2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 cup sugar
4 tbsp butter (melted and cooled slightly)
1.25 cup sour cream
1 6oz package of dried cranberries
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1) Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 350 deg. Grease a standard 12 cup muffin tin.
2)Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt until combined in a medium bowl. Whisk the egg in a second medium bowl until well combined and light colored, about 20 seconds. Add the sugar and whisk vigorously until thick and homogenous, about 30 seconds; add the melted butter in 2 or 3 additions, whisking to combine after each addition. Add the sour cream in 2 additions, whisking just to combine.
3) Add the cranberries and chocolate and gently toss just to combine. Add the sour cream mixture and fold with a rubber spatula until the batter comes together (it took a good minute of mixing to combine the flour thoroughly. The batter was thick like cookie batter!)
4) Using a large spoon sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, divide the batter among the greased muffin cups. Bake until the muffins are light golden brown and a knife comes out clean, ~25 minutes, rotating the pan from front to back halfway through the baking time. Invert the muffins on a wire rack, stand them upright and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Proceed to topping!

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping!

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 4 tbsp butter.

Directions: Melt butter in small saucepan. Mix sugar and cinnamon. Dip muffin into butter and then into sugar mixture!



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  1. what a good sister!

  2. […] used the same basic recipe as last time but changed up the flavors and the texture came out a little different […]

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