Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Cinnamon Cranberries and Walnut Muffins

How time has flown by and we are onto Christmas already!! Are you ready for it yet? I don't feel that I am!

I find these muffins a real easy treat to make. It's good to bring to last minute gatherings that you have been invited for this festive season. I love experimenting with olive oil and this recipe uses just that. It gave my kitchen a very festive feel when it is out from the oven.

The best thing about these? I really like the sprinkle of brown sugar and walnuts as a topping. It makes them just a tad more special.

Oh my, I still have so many treats that I want to make! Looks like these posts would have to be for after Christmas (or maybe a New Year treat?).

Nevertheless, I'm hoping that you are having a fantastic Christmas this year.


Christmas Cinnamon Cranberries and Walnut Muffins (Makes 12)
200 grams cranberries
300 grams self raising flour
100 grams brown sugar
80 grams walnuts or half a cup
2 tsp ground ginger
1 giant tablespoon of ground cinnamon
185 ml butter milk
80 ml of olive oil
1 egg

1 tablespoon of brown sugar
2-3 handful of crushed walnuts

Preheat oven to 180C. Place wrappers on tray or muffin tin.

Combine flour, cranberries, all spices and walnuts in a bowl. Whisk oil, egg and buttermilk together. Pour into well of dry ingredients. Fold through. Spoon into wrappers/muffin tray.

Combine remaining brown sugar and walnuts. Sprinkle some on each muffin. bake for 20 minutes.



lena said...

these are lovely treats not just for christmas only, i think they are good to hv it anytime! Here's also wishing you happy christmas and a wonderful 2012!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks moist and delicious! Have a very Happy Holidays to you too!

Joanne said...

These would be Christmas breakfast perfection!

babe_kl said...

Cranberries & cinnamon are so Christmassy!

Joy to you, love to you, everything good to you this season. Have a blessed Christmas to you and your family!

Savvy Gal said...

delicious looking.

Little Inbox said...

Hmm...this is good.
Happy holiday and Happy New Year!

Kenny Mah said...

Nothing smells quite like Christmas as cinnamon does, or some nutmeg. Oh yes.

Well now that Christmas is over, I'd like to wish you a Happy New Year in advance, dear - May you have a fabulous 2012! :)

noobcook said...

they look so festive. happy holidays!

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

nice treat for Christmas! Wishing you a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year 2012!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Lovely treat for the Christmas season. Happy Holidays, Daphne. I wish you all the best in the coming new year!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

they look amazing. hope you had a great christmas

babe_kl said...

A New Year Wish for You Wishing you a year that brings Good friends, good health, good luck, good things! Happy New Year!

tigerfish said...

Happy New Year! I can't believe 2011 is coming to an end soon.

mjskit said...

Cranberries and walnuts - a great combination! These muffins look fabulous!

Kevin said...

These muffins look really good!

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