Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cranberry Yogurt Muffins

It's 10 more days to Christmas...

I still have lots of shopping and wrapping to do. Plus lots of parties to organize and attend.... I'm totally exhausted!

These super-light-and-easy muffins are great breakfast to serve during this busy plus feasting season. They are low in their fat and sugar contents and yet delicious and great for party hangovers. LOL.

cranberry yogurt muffins


cranberry yogurt muffin

Here's the recipe from Australian Good Food Magazine, Dec 2011 / Jan 2012 issue.
(with my modification in blue)

Preheat oven to 190°C or 170°C fan forced. 

Mix 2 cup self-raising flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup dried cranberries and 1/2 cup brown sugar in a bowl.

Stir in 1 egg, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 cup natural yogurt and 200g frozen cranberries.

Spoon into a greased 12 hole, 1/3 cup capacity muffin pan. Bake for 20 to 25 min until firm and golden. Serve warm.

Note: 
Using half amount of the recipe, I made 7 standard-size muffins. I realised that the muffins are wet inside when they were baked for 25 min and so I extended my baking time to a total of 30 to 35 min. (25 min at 170°C fan forced and 5 to 10 min extra at 160°C fan forced). When the muffins were cooled completely, I drizzled 1 tsp of my lemon icing on each muffin and decorate each muffin with a small pinch of Christmas sprinkles.


My lemon icing (approximately for 7 muffins):

1 tbsp icing sugar
2 tsp lemon juice

Mix both until they form a smooth paste.

Happy Baking

46 comments:

  1. I hear you--I still have so much to do too! These muffins look perfect.

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  2. These look so delicious, I love anything cranberry!

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  3. these look AMAZING! gorgeous lovely, everything!!! mmmmmmmmm mmmmmm. Please excuse my over-enthusiasm, but dang! lol

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  4. This is so festive! The cranberries and the green and red sprinkles! :)

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  5. These are really good ! Love the cranberry & yogurt combination ;)

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  6. Oh my what a wonderful looking muffins..better said mouthwatering!!!!

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  7. I'm with you. Sounds like most everyone's a little out of sorts this year. I still haven't got presents! Maybe I'll make a batch of these to give away. They're so festive and as you say, low fat and great for hangovers! Definitely will need this for myself! :D

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  8. So pretty! I love the added sprinkles and could definitely use a simple breakfast during this crazy season :)

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  9. So pretty! I love the sprinkles and could definitely use a simple breakfast :)

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  10. Look delicious and moist! I love the studs of cranberries peeking through and yoghurt goes well with cranberries:)

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  11. Loooks really moist! I bet this recipe is good with most berries?

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  12. Oh boy..they look so edibly scrumptious.

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  13. Your muffins looks wonderful, Zoe! Love the look of the cranberries oozing with juices in the moist soft muffins!
    I have tons of shopping that is not done yet! Sigh...!!

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  14. I love the last click so much. So moist and the color of the cranberries has given the muffins a lovely hue.

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  15. The lemon icing drizzle is a brilliant idea.

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  16. So colourful and pretty! Loved to grab some over now :)

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  17. zoe, your muffins look wonderful and so festive looking!!i really cant stop admiring your photos especially the last one!

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  18. I am baking these for not only my son but myself! Wow, they look incredible!

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  19. totally adore the little sprinkles of green and red, just makes it so christmassy!

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  20. The muffins look so delicious and moist.

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  21. look beautiful and festive, I love them!!! gloria

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  22. They are so moist and loaded with cranberries!

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  24. Muffins looks absolutely stunning and super moist..

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  25. I'm not much better than you this Christmas! I haven't written Christmas cards (e-mail or FB will do) yet and the shopping is not finished...hopefully have to get it all done by next week. Cranberry muffins are very nice, my son always love it!

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  26. These look delicious. Very festive. I love using yogurt in muffins too. It keeps them moist.

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  27. Love the look of these muffins! low fat too what a bonus :)

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  28. Ughh I'm not even in the holiday state of mind yet; all I can think about are all the tests/assignments I have due next week... The muffins look so fluffy and delicious!

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  29. Hi Zoe, I love the looks of this muffin. Looks like it's packed with flavor! and full of color!

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  30. Super blog u have.. and muffins looks awesome:)

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  31. I love putting yoghurt in baking, it provides such a moist and fluffy texture.

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  32. Looks fabulous! Feel like grabbing this :)

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  33. They look so cute and I'm sure kids will love them.

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  34. Those are gorgeous Zoe! I will have to put these on my to do list! Thanks
    mickey

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  35. I love their colors and they look super fluffy! Lots of things to do before Christmas, I know, I am living it too!

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  36. Yogurt and cranberries, wow - they do look super moist.

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  37. Great combination of ingredients!They must be really yummy!Kisses,dear!

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  38. love the lipsmacking presentation ...fab cliks..
    Tasty Appetite

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  39. Hi Zoe, your muffin look so delicious. Can I have 2 pieces, please!yum yum
    Have a nice day.

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  40. Those Christmas sprinkles add just the right touch.

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  41. i have never tried much with cranberry but these look so yummy :)

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  42. They look so beautiful!
    I love your blog and your "bake along" and I d like to participate sometimes!
    Nice finding you!
    Visit me at: my-greek-cooking.blogspot.com

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  43. muffins looks moist and the cranberry wow just looking at it I know it's tasty...yummy

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  44. I like the last picture the most. The muffin looked so moist & soft! I didn't tried this recipe b4 but I've made cranberry yoghurt chiffon cupcake b4. They were great!

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