Last month I was asked by Wayfair to contribute a Christmas recipe to their Inspiration blog page. I’ve been familiar with the Wayfair site for a couple of years now, discovering them whist renovating my home. I was thrilled by the request to create a new recipe, so even though it was still November, Michael Bublé was blasting through my speakers and I was in full festive foodie flow.
I enjoy baking with what’s in season and at this time of year it had to be fresh cranberries. I decided to develop a muffin recipe using these sharp and vibrant little bombs and contrast their intense flavour with sweet and gooey figs. The muffin mixture includes cinnamon and ginger bringing together a host of undeniably Christmas flavours.
Refined sugar free, gluten free and full of healthy and natural ingredients, these muffins are a pleasure to bake. They are moist, sweet, sharp and sprinkled with a crunchy topping of oats, walnuts and puffed quinoa. Head over to the Wayfair site for more photos and the full recipe.
Merry Christmas x
Note: I buy my puffed quinoa online. Yes, it is expensive, but a great store cupboard ingredient to use in baking as well as granola and muesli. Go halves on the price with a friend, or like me, your mum.