Hi there! We just got back from a whirlwind Christmas visit to see family and friends in my hometown Alameda, California. Of course, everyone was REALLY excited to see baby James. He received lots of kisses, tickles, play time with his cousins (6 boys!) and generous gifts from Santa.
I was spoiled last week. My older brother Blandon and I frequented our favorite French-inspired small batch bread and pastry spot called Crispian Bakery. The chef’s trained at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery, so the quality of their creations are mind blowing. They have the flakiest croissants, moist quick breads, and muffins.
Since we returned home this weekend, I’ve been on a bit of a sweets withdrawal. I took a quick peek in my fridge for some inspiration. I found a bag of whole cranberries and a few juicy navel oranges, they keep so well in the refrigerator! I was craving muffins but knew I should make them a little bit healthier for the family. Fresh baked whole wheat cranberry orange muffins were the answer, the perfect solution to satisfy any craving….