These muffins are at their best warm, so reheat briefly if you make ahead. Wheat germ is an excellent source of vitamin E.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
1/2 cup raw wheat germ
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375°.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 7 ingredients (through nutmeg) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture.
Combine brown 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.
Amazing cupcake! The timing was exact and so were the measurements. Really tasty, has a bit of everything and the flavors match perfectly.
Just make it.. If you don't then I pity you for having to miss out on this.
A delicious recipe, and really good for you! I did make some substitutions to reduce the calorie content and raise the fiber content. I replaced half the flour with whole wheat flour. I eliminated the oil, replacing it with a half cup natural unsweetened apple sauce. I only used a 1/2 cup of the brown sugar and I didn't use the turbinado sugar. All those adjustments, and they're still delicious!
This recipe was definitely good. The muffins I thought turned out a bit too sweet and could be a tad moister. I only baked them for about 13 or 14 minutes. I also cut the sugar to 1/2 cup but I would cut it even more next time, and although the sugar sprinkled on top is a nice idea, I probably leave that step out next time. Good overall.
This has become on of my favorites. Very moist. They also freeze well enabling me to make a double batch and enjoy them longer - I just pull one out of the freezer and warm it up in the toaster oven with a bit of butter - yum! I did make them one time using 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat flour for added fiber and had good luck with that modification.