By Paris Brown | NNPA Newswire Contributor

(NNPA) – Hello and welcome back to The Bake! This week’s bake has to be one of my favorite flavor combos yet- orange and cranberry muffins. These fluffy muffins are packed with the sweet and tart flavors of orange and cranberries and are super easy to make- just like I like it!

For this recipe, I hand-squeezed oranges to get the best flavor for my muffins, and it made my kitchen smell amazing! I made my own cranberry sauce for the cranberry center, which was super simple and super yummy.

All in all, this recipe was a winner! It’s the perfect snack or breakfast that’ll wow you and your family.

Ingredients

Batter:

1 ¾ cup flour

2 ½ tsp baking powder

¾ cup sugar

Zest of 3 oranges

⅓ cup butter (melted)

½ cup fresh orange juice

¼ cup milk

¼ cup sour cream

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

Cranberry Sauce:

4 cups cranberries

1 cup sugar

1 cup water

Splash of orange juice

1 tsp vanilla extract

Orange Glaze:

¼ cup orange juice

1 cup powdered sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

12 pieces of orange for garnish

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and butter your muffin tin

2. In a medium saucepan, add cranberries, sugar, and water. Cook over medium-high heat until the cranberries burst. Once they burst, mash them in the pot and bring the heat down to low. Simmer for 10 minutes, then cool.

3. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients- flour, baking powder, orange zest, and sugar.

4. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients- orange juice, milk, sour cream, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Add the wet to the dry and mix until thoroughly combined.

5. In a separate bowl, add orange juice, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until the glaze is to your preferred consistency.

6. Add a tablespoon of batter to the muffin tin, then add a tablespoon of cranberry sauce. Top it off with more batter and place an orange slice on top. Repeat for the rest of the tin.

7. Bake 20-25 or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Top with glaze and enjoy!!

NNPA

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), known as the Black Press of America, is the federation of more than 200 Black community newspapers in the United States.