Welp! It’s that time of month again… Secret Recipe Club time!
I skipped last month, due to all the craziness, but now I am back in action! So what’s the Secret Recipe Club? In case you forgot…
Members of the Secret Recipe Club are assigned a blog each month. Who has who is a secret until reveal day (today!). The mission is to choose a recipe from the assigned blog, make it, and share it!
This month I was assigned Lovely in Pink, a blog by Becca, who loves to cook healthy Weight Watchers recipes for her family. Though I never jumped on the WW bandwagon, I do like to cook healthy dishes from time to time, so I was excited to browse through Becca’s blog. Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce sounded amazing, and I had planned to make them. But since Nick and I are finally in a place with good restaurants for the first time in years, we’ve been eating a lot of dinners out, and I never got a chance to make the chops.
We’re pretty much always home for breakfast, so I ended up making a spin off of Becca’s Orange Cranberry Mini Muffins. Ironically, I actually unhealthified this recipe a bit. Splenda scares me, so I used sugar instead, and I swapped in real eggs since that’s what I had! I also happened to have a buttload of clementines (also new to us = Costco membership!), so I used those instead of oranges.
This was actually my first time using my mini muffin pan so I was excited for the little cuties!
Cranberry Clementine Mini Muffins
makes 48 mini muffins
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp clementine zest (zest of about 3 clementines)
- 3/4 cup clementine juice (juice of about 6 clementines)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray two 24-cup mini muffin tins with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ginger.
In another bowl, combine yogurt, eggs, sugar and zest. Add the juice and water. Whisk to combine.
Add wet mixture to flour mixture. Stir until just combined. Gently fold in dried cranberries.
Evenly spoon batter into muffin tins. Bake in the oven until tops are light golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes.
The muffins came out great! They were still relatively healthy muffins, despite my recipe changes and they were super tasty, too. I found Nick on the couch the next morning with the entire tin full of them in his lap, so I think it’s safe to say he’s excited I’m back to trying out new recipes again!
What adorable little muffins!
Cindy Harris says
I do love my mini muffin pans. They are just so dang cute! And these look delicious, orange and cranberries are a favorite combo of mine. Great SRC pick.
Wow – LOVE your take on them! I’m going to have to try this version, they sound (and look) delicious!
amy @ fearless homemaker says
Ooh, these sound SO good – i could go for one right now! Awesome pick for the SRC!
YUM…these look cute and yummy! Great job and great choice for our SRC reveal!
I could go for one of these right now – that sounds like a great combo! Love my Costco membership – I just bought one of those huge bags of clementine this weekend too!
Mini-muffins are simply the most adorable type of snack! You can have one (even two) and not feel guilty 🙂
loved the flavors in yours…
This flavor combination sounds amazing! Great pick this month! 🙂
[email protected] says
I love mini muffins–they’re always so cute, and they’re good portion control. Nice SRC pick.
Emily @ Life on Food says
Happy Reveal Day! I love mini muffins. Some how I find them much more fun to eat 🙂
Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says
Yum!!! Love the orange and cranberry combination…Splenda also scares me and I avoid it always…great SRC pick!
Nice fusion of flavours!
colleen @ Secrets from the Cookie Princess says
Exactly the recipe to help me use up some of my clementines! Thanks for sharing.
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SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen says
What a fun recipe!! I love orange and cranberry, but I bet the clementines were even better.
FABULOUS photos and a great SRC pick, Karen
These sound really festive but I’d be happy to eat them any day! The mini muffins are super cute. Great SRC pick!
JJ - 84thand3rd says
Mini muffins are always a winner – and I do love cranberry and orange. Great choice for SRC!