So how do you beat the Monday blues? An early morning walk? Loud music? Gym? Not for me. I’d rather bake. How about starting the week with the whiff of something in the oven, redolent of all things heavenly?
How about muffins?
Join me on my journey to make my world smile and beat the glum Monday mornings week after week, one muffin at a time. I take a step towards sharing a wickedly delicious muffin recipe every monday in the hope of brightening your day.
Today I share with you the recipe of this gorgeous White Chocolate and Cranberry Muffin. The sweetness of the white chocolate and sourness of the cranberries enveloped in a moist cake-like batter will put that smile right back on your face. The chocolate chunks and dried cranberries make a perfect combination of sweet and tart flavors. This recipe is easy and in less than 45 minutes, you will find yourself feasting on one of these melt-in-your-mouth muffins.
- 100g of butter, melted
- 200ml of buttermilk
- Zest of 1 orange
- 2 large free range eggs
- 150g of caster sugar
- 250g of self raising flour
- 250g of fresh cranberries
- 200g of white chocolate, roughly chopped
- Preheat the oven to 175oC. Line a muffin tray with paper cases.
- In a bowl, whisk together the butter, buttermilk, orange zest and set aside.
- In a standalone mixer, beat the eggs with the sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add in the butter mixture and whisk until combined.
- Gently fold in the flour until just combined. Stir through the cranberries and white chocolate until combined. Be sure not to over mix the batter.
- Spoon the mixture into the papercases and place in the oven to cook for 15?20 minutes until brown on top.
- Remove from the oven and place on a wire wrack to cool
15 Responses to #Muffin Monday: White Chocolate and Cranberry Muffins
I love the idea of a Muffin every Monday and I’ll be waiting impatiently! I just pulled something wonderful and sweet from the oven as I too wanted to start the week by baking! Mmmm I have a wonderful smell now as I stare at your gorgeous muffins!
Looks absolutely delicious! Loving the Muffin Monday idea and like Jamie I’ll be waiting with a cup of coffee ready!
Great start to the week (although my week starts on a Sunday here in the Middle East). Can almost smell them from here.
What a beautiful idea An :-) They look lovely and moist
Warding off Monday blues with a Muffin! What a delicious idea..thee cuties look lovely, like the white color. Might try it out the next Monday :)
I’m an instant fan of this muffin recipe!! Such a great combo! One of my favorites for oatmeal cookies. Cheers!
Mmmm every Monday:). Gorgeous combinations and I do so love cranberries!! Great job my baby Fifi you are such a great muffin baker! :)
I don’t think any of us could top these muffins but I’m willing to give it a try next Monday :) remind me LOL
These beauties could sit on my plate anytime (for about 30 seconds!)
Yum, these will definitely give me even more energy! Looks great!
Sounds like a great combination!! Wish I had one now!!!
hello, I was thinking about this recipie for long time now, and what I wonder what cake aroma would fit the best – almond or vanilla or creamy.?
I wouldn’t add any essence in, I think they’ve got enough flavour with the orange zest, cranberries and white chocolate all adding flavour. If I didn’t have an orange, I would use orange essence, as the flavour definitely adds a lot to the overall enjoyment!
Just made these and used plain four as the type of flour was not specified – having seen the results, I realise SELF-RAISING FLOUR was needed and, if I’d been paying more attention (I am a pretty accomplished baker, honestly!) I would have noticed the absence of baking powder in the recipe. I just wanted to warn anyone else who was considering making these. Also, there didn’t seem to be a lot of mixture compared to the chocolate and cranberries, which probably didn’t help in my case.
What I can tell you though is that despite my mistake, they have taken on a rather tasty, bread pudding like texture and will be delicious warmed up with ice cream or custard!
Oh no! Sorry that these didn’t turn out as excepted. I’ve updated the recipe as self raising works best for these. I hope you’ll give it another try. :)
I just made these and they are scrummy! My husband suggested more sugar because of the sourness of the cranberries, but I don’t think it is necessary because of the white chocolate.
It makes a nice big batch too, 18 medium-large muffins in my case, so plenty left for lunch boxes :-)