Butternut Squash and Cranberry Muffins
I got some butternut squash and cranberries (both I am not fond of) in my 'Bountiful Basket' last week. Not having a clue what to do with them, I came up with this surprisingly yummy muffin. I made up this recipe with what I had on hand. It is really very light, tasty, and not too sweet. I serve mine with honey or sweetened cream cheese. If possible, always choose organic.
These cranberry-orange muffins are not overly sweet, and big on flavor. Lots of tart cranberries and sweet orange juice/zest kick the flavor up. Best when made with fresh cranberries, fresh orange juice, and lots of pulp! My family loves them without the glaze, but some of my sweet-toothed friends prefer it with, as the muffins are only slightly sweet on their own.
Best Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins
These muffins are so soft and fluffy and so delicious with the roasted pecans on top. A great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving! The sugar amount needed depends on how sweet your cranberry sauce is. You can go up to 1/2 cup if the leftover cranberry sauce is on the tart side.