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T his linky party is the perfect place to show off your creativity! Share your blog posts, for a chance to be featured next month!     WELCOME to the August 2022  " You're the Star " Blog Hop! Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog: Keep cool during these last few weeks of summer with my delicious 3-Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream ! ___________________________ WELCOME to  HOME feature week of the August 2022  " You're the STAR " blog hop! Meet your HOME week Hosts   This week is HOME feature week Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs: Bev from Eclectic Red Barn Cindy from Mom, the Lunch Lady Niki from Life as a LEO Wife This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU! There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month.   The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:

Cranberry Clementine Muffins

Slightly sweet and moist, these muffins are bursting with fresh clementine juice and cranberries in every bite!

With Thanksgiving in the U.S last week, I was seeing recipes all over featuring cranberries. At school the students and teachers really LOVE lemon cranberry muffins and some mornings that ends up being my breakfast. Having been off for the last 6 months, I've been missing some of the foods I would make each day.

Cranberries are a popular superfood. Native to North America, they are grown in bogs in Canada and the U.S. We even have a cranberry farm about 45 minutes North of here. They are considered a superfood due to being high in nutrients and antioxidants. Research has told us that cranberries can help lower the risk of UTIs, strengthen immune function and lower blood pressure. These low calorie gems, are tart and so delicious. 

A few days ago I bought my first box of clementines, of the season. My kiddos really love clementines and they are usually a staple in our house, during the winter months. However, this box was very bitter and the pulp seemed almost dry. The kids were avoiding them like the plague, so I know I had to come up with a way to use them, before they went bad. So naturally I decided to make cranberry muffins. 

I usually would not glaze these muffins, but since the clementines were not as sweet as I would have liked them to be, I decided the muffins needed a bit more sweetness. If you feel your muffins are plenty sweet, feel free to skip the glaze.

Cranberry Clementine Muffins

1/2 C sun/coco oil (you can also canola or veg oil)
1 1/4 C sugar
1/4 tsp lemon extract
1 1/2 tsp clementine zest
3/4 C clementine juice (9-10 clementines), divided
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs at room temperature
3 1/2 C all purpose flour
1 Tbs + 2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 C buttermilk
1/3 C powdered sugar
juice of 2 clementines

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and lightly spray the pan and liners with non stick spray.

In a large mixing bowl, mix the oil and sugar until well combined. Add in the lemon extract, clementine zest and 3/4 C of clementine juice and vanilla extract, mixing until smooth. Mix in the eggs one at a time.

In a smaller mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add half the flour mixture into the wet mixture, mixing until well combined. Add half the buttermilk and mix until smooth. Repeat with flour, ending with buttermilk. 

Scoop batter into paper lined muffin tin and bake for 20-30 minutes, until tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely.

For the glaze, combine remaining clementine juice with 1/3 C powdered sugar, mixing until smooth and the consistency of crepe batter. Dip cooled muffins tops into the glaze, and place on a wire rack, for the glaze to set.


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  1. Congratulations! Your fantastic post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,514 this week and we have pinned it on our Feature Board. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and have a great week!
    Miz Helen


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