Cranberry Harvest Muffins

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Cranberry Harvest Muffins




    3 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    2 teaspoons ground ginger
    1 ¼ cups pareve milk or soy milk
    2 extra-large eggs
    ½ pound unsalted margarine, melted and cooled
    1 ½ cups coarsely chopped fresh cranberries
    ½ cup medium-diced Calimyma figs
    ¾ cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts, toasted and skinned or other nuts
    ¾ cups brown sugar, packed
    ¾ cup granulated sugar


    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
    Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and ginger in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture and add the pareve milk, eggs, and melted margarine. Stir quickly just to combine. Add the cranberries, figs, hazenuts, and both sugars and stir just to distribute the fruits, nuts, and sugar evenly throughout the batter.

    Spoon the batter into the paper liners, filling each one to the top. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned on the top and a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean.