I know that Christmas is fast approaching and everyone has their minds on seasonal flavors such as peppermint, gingerbread, chocolate, pumpkin, etc! Everywhere I look, people are posting their Christmas cookie photos, but for me, it seems as though I just finished going through all of the zucchinis and squash from my farm share! Not that I’m really complaining, I made some wonderful dishes, such as Chai Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins, Roasted Autumn Squash, and Vegan Sweet Potato Ratatouille!
But after some thought, I’ve realized that I’ve only baked one pumpkin treat all season! For someone who loves pumpkin, this was atrocious! Even at Thanksgiving, we normally make a pumpkin pie and apple pie. However, because we had such a small gathering this year, we only made the apple pie! So, I knew our next recipe would need to include pumpkin in it. Here is our Brown Butter Pumpkin Orange and Cranberry Muffins with Orange Glaze recipe! Yes, you heard that right, it’s PUMPKIN, ORANGE, AND CRANBERRY! Packed full of flavors and all in one muffin! And did I mention BROWN BUTTER TOO! I’m our case it’s brown VEGAN butter from Earth Balance, which still produces that rich nutty flavor that you’ve come to expect from regular butter. Not to mention the rich color it adds to the muffins, I mean just look at them!
A quick tip: Make sure to soak your dried cranberries in hot water to make them nice and soft before to put them in the muffin. This will guarantee a nice soft cranberry in the finished muffin instead of a hard chewy one. Another tip is to make sure to allow time for you egg replacer to thicken up before you add it to the mixture. This will make sure that it resembles the egg texture that you’re trying to simulate. I use Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer, but I’m sure you could use any replacement method you prefer!
These Brown Butter Pumpkin Orange and Cranberry Muffins with Orange Glaze are extraordinary! All of the flavors pair so well together! It’s an explosion of flavor with every bite! If you like these and want to try the other pumpkin recipe I made this season, check out these Vegan Orange Pumpkin Cakes!