Citrus Harvest Muffins
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup Ocean Spray® Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice Drink
1 1/4 cups Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
Orange zest (optional)
1 cup powdered sugar (may need more depending on consistency)
2 tablespoons Ocean Spray® Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice Drink
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease muffin tins.
Add Craisins® Dried Cranberries to a bowl and cover with Ocean Spray® Ruby Red Juice Drink. Microwave 1 minute until plump. Strain, reserving ½ cup of the Ruby Red Juice Drink for the recipe, and set aside the dried cranberries.
Using an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add this alternately with the reserved juice drink to the butter mixture. Stir in cranberries.
Spoon into muffin cups, filling 3/4 full with batter. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 12 muffins.
Per Serving: Cal. 180 (9% DV), Fat Cal. 40.1, Pro. 2.7 g (5% DV), Carb. 32.4 g (11% DV), Fat 4.5 g (7% DV), Chol. 28 mg (9% DV), Sod. 208 mg (9% DV), Vit. A 31.6 RE (3% DV), Vit C 4 mg (6% DV), Vit. E 0.2 mg (1% DV), Calcium 74 mg (7% DV), Iron 1.2 mg (7% DV), Folate 40 Ug (10% DV), Zinc 0.2 mg (1% DV), Pot. 36 mg (1% DV), Dietary Exchange: Starch: 2 Fat 1