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    Holiday Surprise Muffins

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    40 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

    Redsie's Note:

    From Ocean Spray Website. Will try soon as I have some whole cranberry sauce leftover!!

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    Serves: 12



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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
    2. 2
      Using an electric mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and sugar in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add molasses and eggs; mix well.
    3. 3
      Stir baking soda into the buttermilk; set aside.
    4. 4
      Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice in another mixing bowl. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to the butter mixture; mix well after each addition.
    5. 5
      Fill each muffin cup halfway with batter. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of cranberry sauce into each muffin cup. Top with remaining batter. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 06, 2006


      These turned out wonderful! Never would have thought of the combo. My husband loved them even more than me. He especially liked the chewy gingerbread top. I used foil/paper muffin cups and overflowed 15. Unless you have jumbo muffin tins, fill each cup less than the recipe says. So that you end at a 1/4 below the top. I didn't have any buttermilk, so I used Substitute for Buttermilk. I prefer homemade cranberry sauce and had some leftover from Whole-Berry Cranberry Sauce. My co-workers also loved these. I'm making them again soon as my husband wants more and wants to share some with his co-workers too. Thanks for posting. I made these again a second time less than a week later as my husband wanted them instead of birthday cake. I made them with real buttermilk the second time and filled the cups less. It made 20 muffins. Sorry to say the second time we didn't get the "chewy" top which my husband enjoyed so much. I don't know if this was from the buttermilk substitute or overflowing. I shared them with my co-workers again and they still liked them although they are confused as to what they are. They are very moist.

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    • on November 30, 2006


      These are really great muffins, just the perfect amount of sweeteness, I did increase all spice amounts slightly, thanks Redsie!...Kitten :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Holiday Surprise Muffins

    Serving Size: 1 (105 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 299.8
    Calories from Fat 80
    Total Fat 8.9 g
    Saturated Fat 5.2 g
    Cholesterol 56.4 mg
    Sodium 205.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
    Sugars 30.4 g
    Protein 4.2 g

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