My grandma’s cranberry nut muffins

My Grandma’s Cranberry-Nut Muffins recipe

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Born and raised in the Azores (Portugal), my grandparents were called “Ma” and “Pa.” My mother told me all about growing up on the farm — what a wonderful cook her mother was and how every Sunday the whole family got all dressed up to go to Sunday Mass. — Helen Mary Duarte

2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cups orange juice
2 teaspoons grated orange rind (fresh)
1/3 cup melted butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4 cup quick Quakeroats


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sift dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix in remaining ingredients and stir well. Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pour batter into muffin tin. Sprinkle cinnamon/sugar on top. Bake for 25 minutes.

Note: Of course, Grandma did not have the luxury of “Quick” oats and “non-stick” cooking spray.

Yields: 12 muffins.

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