Cranberries make these muffins abit tart; sliced almonds add some crunchand heart-healthy unsaturated fat.



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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 16 cups oftwo 12-cup muffin tins with baking cups,and lightly coat each with cooking spray.

  • Whisk together sugar, flours, baking soda,and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Whisktogether milk, yogurt, eggs, and orange zestand juice in a medium bowl. Fold milkmixture into flour mixture, then gently foldin cranberries until combined.

  • Spoon batter into baking cups until eachis three-quarters full. Sprinkle with almonds.Bake until a toothpick inserted into thecenter of each comes out clean, about 20 minutes.Transfer pans to wire racks, and letcool for 10 minutes. Turn out muffins ontoracks, and let cool completely.


Hazelnut-Pear Variation: For another sweet (and seasonal) union, replace the almond flour with hazelnut flour. Omit cranberries. Fold in 2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped pears (from 1 1/2 Bosc pears) at the end of step 2. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts in place of sliced almonds.