Friday, April 23, 2010

Would You Like Chocolate With That? ~ Cranberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chocolate Friday is here again!!  Did you have a good week?  Did you have a bad week?  Hey, either way you deserve some chocolate today!  :)

I do love me some muffins!  I found this recipe in my Best Recipes from American Country Inns and Bed & Breakfasts cookbook.  It calls for fresh or frozen cranberries.  I just happened to have some in my freezer to use up!  Did you know that you can freeze fresh cranberries up to 12 months?  Then you can use them frozen - quickly rinse in cold water and don't let them thaw.  Stock up next time they're in the store.  If you can't get ahold of any frozen cranberries right now, try substituting another tart berry. 

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
2 cups frozen or fresh cranberries
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Mix together flour, sugar, and baking powder.  Mix together eggs, oil, and milk.  Add the dry ingredients.  Mix until moistened.  Add cranberries and chocolate chips.  Mix well.  Fill greased muffin tins two-thirds full.  Bake 20-30 minutes.  Yields 18 muffins.
Delicious!  I have to warn you that the cranberries are tart, but I like the tart flavor combined with the sweet muffin and yummy chocolate.  I did chop up about half my cranberries, but they started to thaw.  If you used fresh you could coarsely chop them if you didn't want the tartness to be quite as extreme.

Now it's your turn to share some chocolate posts!  Go write or find one and bring it back here to link up!  I do think it makes it more fun with the thumbnail pics!  Be sure to check back later in the day and stop by the chocolate links to leave some comment love!  Get more info on Chocolate Friday here or look at last week's post.  Spread the word - share the chocolate!  :)

I'm linking this up to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam - so many yummy recipes to check out!

What kind of chocolate are you enjoying today?  Have a fabulous chocolatey Friday friends!


  1. Those sound yummy! And I love how we can include a picture in Mr. Linky - how cool!

  2. Sounds good my friend! I'm making Molasses Muffins this morning. We love em'.

    Big We are just a couple of muffin eating fools size hugs to you!

    Have a fabulous weekend my sweet friend.

  3. Yummo!!

    I will have some AWESOME cheesecake cupcakes next week because I am competing in the Iron Cupcake: Milwaukee Cheese challenge on Sunday:-) Wish me luck!

  4. Cranberries + chococlate? Yes please!

  5. cranberries. Have to try these.


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