Sunday, November 18, 2012

Turkey Cranberry Muffins #SundaySupper

Turkey Cranberry Muffins

Thanksgiving is this week! Where does the time go? The family and I leave on Tuesday to go spend the holiday with my husband's family and enjoy all that is yummy. This really is one of my favorite holidays. There is no pressure to do anything other than show up and each year the girls and I get to learn to make more of the family favorites.

Like most families we will have a turkey this holiday and always plan enough for leftovers. My husband will eat turkey sandwiches until he can't stand it and then my father-in-law will make a nice soup out of the turkey bones. But what is to be done with all the leftovers when you are tired of turkey sandwiches? This year we will make these, simple and tasty:

Turkey and Cranberry Muffins
  • 2 cups flour (we usually make one cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup juice (cranberry would be nice but apple would work well)
  • 1 cup chopped turkey
  • 1/2 cup cranberry jelly or jam
Place flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl and mix. Add egg, oil, and juice to a large bowl and stir until egg is beaten and all ingredients are mixed together. Stir turkey and cranberries into egg mixture until combined. Add flour mix to wet ingredients and stir until incorporated. Do not over mix. Place batter in greased or lined muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Cool on a wire rack and then enjoy with butter.

I let her mix the wet ingredients in the mixer.

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48 comments:

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    1. They are so easy and you can add anything.

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  2. What a great way to get extra protein into a breakfast muffin!

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    1. We use this recipe a lot and it changes almost every time!

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  3. Great idea with the muffins. We are traveling this year for Thanksgiving, and it is nice not to have to have the pressure of menu planning!

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    1. I love to visit family! No pressure and lots of fun!

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  4. What a fabulous way to use leftovers in portable form! YUM!

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    1. These are great for breakfast when you don't want T-day leftovers!

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  5. I love that it's an all in one breakfast. Great recipe!

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    1. We like them with butter and a little jam.

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  6. Savory muffin - what a great idea for leftovers!

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    1. The end up savory/sweet with the cranberry jam.

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  7. Savory muffins?! LOVE it! My kinda muffin!

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    1. They are really great. For Christmas we will use the ham and maybe some currants.

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  8. These are awesome, I just love the idea!!!

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    1. Kids will eat almost anything in muffin form!

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  9. These sound so unique! What a great way to use leftover turkey and cranberry!

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    1. We love to find new uses for the turkey. It is such a fun holiday.

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  10. Nothing like my two of favorite flavors of Thanksgiving all wrapped up on a tasty muffin! Great idea and recipe!

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    1. Play with the fat and sweetener to your liking. Butter is good and brown sugar is a different option.

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  11. Yum! I bet my kids would really like these...a great breakfast or snack option!

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    1. We keep some version of this muffin in the fridge, Pineapple goes over best.

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  12. These look like a great breakfast goodie! Perfect to make to send to work with the hubby!

    Every time I come to your blog, I get reminiscent of when my kiddos were little...I miss it!

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    1. I know I will miss them being so little. We do have a lot of fun in the kitchen.

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  13. What a great idea! Warm with some butter..yummm!

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    1. With little picky eaters we end up making a lot of different type foods.

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    1. I love working in the kitchen with my girls. They have such a sense of accomplishment.

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  16. These look amazing and I love how you added protein to these muffins.

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    1. We add everything to this recipe and have yet to have a flop.

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  17. Turkey inside muffins?! Wow I never heard of making them savory with actual meat. Very creative!

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    1. Make sure to chop the meat small so you do not end up with a huge chunk!

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  18. Kris these look amazing! Who would have ever thought to marry these ingredients together?

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    1. We have been playing with sweet/savory combos for a bit. Once you get into it the ideas keep flowing.

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  19. I love these!! What a fabulous idea for a savory muffin!!

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    1. This is a good recipe because it only makes 12-18 muffins depending on how many additions. So there are not too many.

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  20. What an interesting savoury and sweet recipe.

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  21. This is a clever muffin idea. I love the savory turkey with the pop of sweet cranberries.

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    1. This time we made it with canned cranberry jam. I was wondering how much better it would taste with homemade jam.

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  22. I am sure this recipe will be out standing! This is the first time I come across using turkey meat in muffins. Brilliant idea!

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    1. We have used meats in savory muffins for breakfast so the idea of turkey sounded fun!

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  23. I love a good savory pastry. What a great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers.

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  24. Oooh! I'm going to try these this weekend--they'll be great for Sunday's brunch!

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