You know what’s a yogurt match made in heaven? Cranberry and orange, that’s what. I had the opportunity to first try Redwood Hill Farm’s products at the Big Summer Potluck, and I was stunned by the creamy, tangy goodness of goat’s milk yogurt.
This may sound weird, but I was really excited to see goat milk yogurt. I’ve lived first hand with a loved one with allergies to cow’s milk. For most of my sister’s childhood, she couldn’t eat or drink cow’s milk without getting horrible stomach aches and rashes.
As an infant, she even had to drink goat’s milk instead of breast milk or formula – something my parents had to procure from a little old woman on the opposite side of town with a fleet of goats.
Redwood Hill Farm is doing its part to bring goat milk back into mainstream meal plans. (Did you know the first yogurt was made in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC, from goat milk?)
With delicious flavors ranging from Wild Honey and Vanilla to my favorite, Cranberry Orange, Redwood Hill Farm is making it easy to love goat milk yogurt as much as I love goat milk cheese. And it’s making an appearance in our fridge, and menu, a lot!
That Redwood Hill Farm is one hip place, as far as I’m concerned. They make the pledge that their products are made WITHOUT antibiotics, added growth hormones, GMO’s or toxic pesticides. They don’t contain gelatin, refined sugar, preservatives, artificial colors or flavorings.
These Cranberry Orange Yogurt Muffins are exactly as I envisioned them to be – tangy, tart, and with the perfect crumb. They’re not overly sweet thanks to fresh cranberries, but boy are these muffins HUGE on flavor.
If you don’t have pancake mix on hand, you can substitute self-rising flour for the entire recipe, but if you can make it work, I suggest adding buttermilk pancake mix. Buttermilk only adds to the flavor pop from Redwood Hill Farm’s Cranberry Orange yogurt, and you’re left with an addictive muffin that you’ll want to eat for both breakfast and tea time.
Look for RHF and GVO products at Whole Foods Market, or buy it online through the Redwood Hill Farm website.
Cranberry Orange Yogurt Muffins
makes 16 muffins
2 cups self-rising flour (I used King Arthur Flour)
1/2 cup buttermilk pancake mix
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 6oz cup Redwood Hill Farm Cranberry Orange Goat Milk Yogurt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup orange juice
2 large eggs, beaten
2 cups fresh cranberries*
White Sparkling Sugar to top *optional
* You can substitute dried cranberries if your grocery store is waiting until November to stock the shelves with fresh. Reconstitute one 6 oz package of dried cranberries in water for about 20 minutes, then add them to the batter as you would fresh.
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a muffin tin with paper cups and lightly spray them all with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine self-rising flour, pancake mix, and sugar. Whisk well to combine and aerate, then form a well in the middle and set aside.
In a second, smaller bowl, combine yogurt, cooled melted butter, orange juice, and beaten eggs together. Stir or whisk together until all the wet ingredients are well mixed.
Pour the wet ingredients into the well set into the dry ingredients and then fold them together gently until just combined.
Add the cranberries and fold them gently again so that the cranberries are distributed fairly evenly.
Use a large cookie scoop or ice cream scoop to place muffin batter in each muffin tin. Using a cookie or ice cream scoop will give you uniformly sized muffins. I got exactly 16 muffins from the batter.
If using, sprinkle each muffin with white sparkling sugar.
Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until the muffins are lightly golden brown. Allow to cool slightly in the pan, then remove to a wire rack and allow to finish cooling completely.
Delicious at breakfast AND snack time, especially with a pat of butter and a glass of milk.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Redwood Hill Farm. I was compensated for recipe development and provided the product as part of recipe development, however I have voluntarily purchased Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farm products with my own money for years. All opinions about the product are my own.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Cranberry Orange Yogurt Muffins – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]