I absolutely LOVE cranberries. I can honestly say that I even love them in the can. They are juicy, tart, and sweet all in one. They are also heart-healthy and contain lots of antioxidants. Cranberries are now in season and Ina Garten had a great idea of how to use them as something other than an accessory to a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. I was watching Ina's show a few weeks ago and she made Cranberry Harvest Muffins. They looked yummy, moist, and delicious! So I made them over the weekend and I loved them! The spice of the ginger and the warmth of the cinnamon remind of me the holidays. And the tartness of the fresh cranberries- well that was my favorite part. They were so easy to make and I only had to use ONE bowl as I was making them. That is a dream when it comes to baking, so I highly recommend this recipe for a beginner baker.
Another great thing about this recipe is that you can make it your own. I am not a fan a figs and I am allergic to hazelnuts. So I omitted the figs and used chopped walnuts instead. They still turned out great! Also, the ginger is very present in the muffins, so you could use less ginger and more cinnamon for more warmth and less spice.
Click here for the recipe. If you make them, let me know your thoughts!