Last night as a jam-packed bus of Disney fans gathered together like sardines to travel from Hollywood Studios, one high school boy up front began yelling a christmas tune. Then, his friends joined in. And, then the whole bus. Yep, that’s right for the twenty minute ride back from Hollywood Studios to my hotel last night we all sang Christmas carols. (It was pretty crazy.)
Point of the story, I’ve been traveling a lot this holiday season. And, with a hectic holiday season and multiple dietary restrictions, it can be easy to fall behind and miss some meals. That’s why I love muffins so much! They’re easy to pack when I’m traveling whether it’s on an airplane across the country or just down the street to my neighbor’s holiday party.
With the holiday season, I had to step up my muffin game. (Read: My mom stepped up her muffin game.) And, this seasonal recipe is one handed down from my grandma. In fact it’s her old-fashioned cranberry bread recipe turned gluten free! (I think it tastes best as mini muffins, but more on that later.)
Now to turn these gluten free, I used Cup-4-Cup Wholesome Flour Blend. I know I said this works best for cupcakes. BUT, with the cranberries keeping in some moisture, these turn out to be the perfect consistency. They’re not too dense as you may fear. I certainly believe that ANY cup-4-cup flour doesn’t work for all recipes. (It’s because the amount of xanthan gum that you need varies based on the type of product.) BUT, this flour blend works here, AND I’m sure you can find another gluten free flour blend that works as well. Cup-4-Cup just meets my dietary needs the best. (It’s dairy free!)
These cranberry muffins are sure to be a crowd pleaser with their dash of citrus, so without further ado, let’s see the recipe!
Allergen Warning: Contains egg. Ingredients: Directions:
Cranberry Citrus Muffins (GF & DF)*
Allergen Warning: Contains egg.
Yum! So, there you have it! One easy, transportable breakfast, snack, or treat for the holiday season. And, it meets so many dietary requirements, including gluten and dairy free. I cannot wait to share these treats with all my friends at Fiesta Friday, my favorite party in the blogosphere. Thank you so much to Caroline @ Caroline’s Cooking and Linda @ La Petite Paniere for co-hosting. And, I cannot wait to see what y’all brought too.