Day 4 – Countdown to Christmas – Cranberry Lemon Orange “Bruffins”

  • Author: The Kitchen Whisperer

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  • 1/2 cup sour cream (can use greek yogurt to cut calories)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 Tbl orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup oil (can use natural apple sauce to cut calories
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries

Lemon Syrup Glaze

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


Make the bruffin

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Beat the sourcream, sugar and eggs together in a large bowl.
  3. Add in the lemon zest, orange zest, vanilla and orange juice. Mix until well combined.
  4. Add in the flour, salt and baking powder until combined.
  5. Add oil and mix until the batter is smooth and uniform in structure.
  6. Gently fold in the cranberries.
  7. Spray a loaf pan with Pam (or if doing muffins, you can either use the paper liners or not. If you do not, spray each well with Pam).
  8. For bread bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. For muffins bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. When cooled, drizzle with Lemon Syrup Glaze.

Make the Lemon Syrup Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the water, lemon juice, zest and sugar together.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool, about 20 minutes.
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