Orange-Cranberry Flax Muffins

Keep these muffins on hand for a quick, nutritious breakfast or after-school snack.

1½ cups orange juice, divided
(1) 3-oz pkg dried cranberries
2½ cups flour
1/2 cup milled flaxseed (Forti-Flax)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Zest from a medium-sized orange
1 large egg
1/4 cup canola oil

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Place 1/4 cup of orange juice in a small saucepan. Heat to simmering. Add cranberries and remove from heat. Allow to sit while preparing the rest of the ingredients.

In a large bowl, combine flour, flaxseed, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and orange zest. In a separate bowl, mix together 1 1/4 cups orange juice, egg, and oil. Pour into dry mix, and stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not overmix. Fold in cranberries. Grease muffin tins. Fill tins about 3/4 full.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Makes 36 muffins

Per muffin: 79 calories (28% calories from fat); 2.5g total fat; 0g saturated fat; 6mg cholesterol; 96mg sodium; 13g carbohydrates; 2g protein

Makes 36 servings

Allergy Warning: Contains eggs and wheat