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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Weekend Cooking - K.I.S.S. and Teal Style! Cranberry-Pumpkin Muffins

In keeping with the theme of the week of promoting Ovarian Cancer Awareness through the K.I.S.S. and Teal promotion, and wanting to still participate in the Weekend Cooking meme, I decided to combine the best of both worlds here with a fantastic recipe that features an ingredient that has been found to help fight ovarian cancer - Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins!

You already turn to cranberries to ward off urinary-tract infections, but these tart berries might help fight a far scarier illness: ovarian cancer.

According to a new Rutgers University study, cranberries may significantly boost the effectiveness of cancer drugs. What's more, these powerful berries may even stop the growth and spread of some cancer cells.

If you or a loved one is battling ovarian cancer, the researchers say the berries or a few glasses of cranberry juice a day (make sure it has at least 27 percent juice) might be a good idea.

I found this recipe for delicous-sounding cranberry-pumpkin muffins at southernfood.about.com, and thought they sounded just right for the beginning of fall!  Enjoy!!

Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


Combine flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Combine remaining ingredients in a separate mixing bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing just until the dry ingredients are moist. Do not overmix. Generously grease a 12-muffin tin and dust with flour or line with paper muffin cups. Fill muffin cups about 2/3-full with batter. Bake pumpkin muffins in preheated 350° oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until nicely browned. Remove pumpkin muffins from tins to wire rack to cool. Makes 12 cranberry pumpkin muffins.

Weekend Cooking is a weekly meme sponsored by Beth Fish Reads http://www.bethfishreads.com/.   Check out the other yummy recipes that fellow bloggers have posted!

This Post always qualifies for entries in the Big Giveaway I'm holding this week, for a totebag filled with Avon Romances that are a part of the Avon Books/National Ovarian Cancer Awareness K.I.S.S. and Teal campaign! 

To Enter, just leave your name and email adddress on a comment at this post, and I'll enter you into the drawing!  The Winner will be announced on Monday, September 19th. 

While you're here, check out the book reviews I've been posting that feature the 7 romances that are a part of this wonderful promotion!


Beth F said...

I didn't know that cranberries had anti-cancer properties. These muffins combine two flavors I love and definitely say fall. Ymmmmm.

caite said...

cranberries are a super food!
they look so yummy!!

Nan said...

Cranberries are one of my favorite fruits to bake with.

Morgan said...

Yummy! I'll have to make this recipe this week because I love cranberries!

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Margaret said...

Yummy! Great recipes thanks!


cheryl c said...

Sounds yummy! I need to try this recipe.

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Janel said...

This combines two of my favorite flavors of muffins!

By the way, I got my prize pack from your anniversary giveaways! Thank-you!! Here's to many more blogging years. :)

jeanette8042 said...

Sounds easy to make and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Jeanette J.

Marg said...

Fantastic way to combine both elements! I am not sure how accessible cranberries are here though.

TheBookGirl said...

I knew about the uti benefits of cranberries, but not about the cancer fighting properties. I love dried cranberries - I like to use them in my oatmeal.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Yum!! I'm all about anything with pumpkin in it in the fall!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I love cranberries and pumpkin so I will have to give this a try. They look delicious!

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

That does sound like the perfect fall muffin recipe! I will be making these this coming weekend.