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Strawberry and Cranberry Muffins

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(NC) - A delight for parents and kids, these muffins will make nutritious snacks for back to school lunches.

Ingredients:

    Strawberry and Cranberry Muffins
  • 60 mL vegetable oil (1/4 cup)
  • 180 mL cranberries, fresh or frozen (3/4 cup)
  • 180 mL strawberries, fresh or frozen (3/4 cup)
  • 45 mL sugar (3 tbsp.)
  • 375 mL all-purpose flour (1 1/2 cup)
  • 375 mL whole wheat flour (1 1/2 cup)
  • 250 mL rolled oats (1 cup)
  • 15 mL baking powder (1 3 tbsp.)
  • 7 mL baking soda (1 1/2 tsp.)
  • 160 mL brown sugar (2/3 cup)
  • 60 mL pecans, chopped and roasted (1/4 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 500 mL natur-a soy strawberry (2 cups)
  • 80 mL vegetable oil (1/3 cup)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 190 C (375 F). Grease and flour a large muffin cup pan or use individual paper liners.

In a frying pan, heat oil on medium-high heat and cook strawberries and cranberries until tender. Add sugar to balance the bitterness of cranberries. Let cool.

In a large bowl mix dry ingredients and form a well in the centre.

In another bowl beat eggs and gradually add natur-a and vegetable oil. Blend in prepared strawberries and cranberries.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon until mixture is completely blended. Avoid over-mixing.

Divide batter among muffin moulds (each mould should be 3/4 full). Cook in centre of oven for 17 to 20 minutes or until muffins are golden and bounce back when lightly pressed with fingertips. For more low-fat, nutritious and organic alternatives to classic recipes visit www.nutrisoya.com.

Serving Size: Makes 12 Large Muffins


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