Pecan and Cranberry Muffins

    45 minutes

    These delicious and healthy fruit and nut muffins are made extra moist with the addition of unsweetened apple sauce. Perfect for winter days.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
    • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a muffin pan or use paper liners.
    2. In a small bowl, mix together apple sauce, oil and egg. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, bicarb soda, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in egg mixture. Stir until just moistened. Fold in cranberries and pecans. Spoon into muffin cups, 2/3 full.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 2 minutes before removing.

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    I took the advice from others' comments and they turned out fantastic. Adjustments were 1/4 cup oil, 1+1/4 additional 1/2 tsp nutmeg, cinnamon, and baking powder.  -  26 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Finally, a cranberry muffin recipe I like! My modifications were: 1 1/4 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup oil, brown sugar instead of white, used half wholewheat flour, and added 1/2 tsp baking soda. Baked about 20 mins. They are great! Very moist, nice light texture. I might add more cinnamon next time.  -  27 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was extremely pleased with the way these came out, especially since the recipe is so simple! I used half a cup of dried cranberries, and my pecans had mysteriously turned into walnuts, so I didn't make the recipe precisely as stated, but the texture and flavour were great! I definitely agree that this is a fantastic basic 'sweet muffin' recipe, and it will probably become my base recipe for future variations.  -  10 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)