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Last fall at this time, I went through an insane cranberry craving.  I created several different cranberry baked goods.  I also stocked up on cranberries and froze them so that I would have them all year.  Luckily I still have several bags in my freezer stash, so I’m able to start posting recipes on my blog just before the organic cranberries are showing up in the stores.  Cranberry season should be starting soon!

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GF Cranberry Banana Muffins

Wet ingredients:
1/2 cup organic granulated sugar
1/2 cup organic light brown sugar
1/2 cup organic butter, softened*
1/4 cup organic rice milk
2 organic eggs
1 teaspoon organic GF vanilla extract

Dry ingredients:
1/2 cup organic tapioca starch
1/2 cup organic brown rice flour
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup almond meal**
1 teaspoon xantham gum
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon organic nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Stir-ins:
1 cup organic mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
1.5 cups organic coarsely chopped cranberries (1/2 of a 12 oz bag)
1/2 cup organic chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)**

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Oil 18 muffin tins (I used organic canola oil).

In a large bowl, mix the wet ingredients with a hand mixer.  In a small bowl, stir together the dry ingredients.   Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir thoroughly.  Mix in the bananas, cranberries, and optional nuts.  Scoop batter evenly between about 18 muffin tins; they should be about 2/3 full.  Bake for 25 minutes at 350F.

*To make this dairy free, substitute palm shortening for the butter.

**To make this nut free, substitute millet flour for the almond meal (which carries a cross-contamination risk) and eliminate the nuts.

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