Thanksgiving Left-Over Make-Over: Whole Wheat Cranberry Muffins

Are you laden with many odds and ends of food that you are either sick of since they’re still hanging around or you just don’t know what to do with them?  I’d like to help!

Here’s one use for a typical left-over from the Thanksgiving fray: Cranberry Relish or Jelly

Cranberry Muffins

Makes 10-12 muffins

Dry Ingredients –

  • 2  Cups Freshly Milled Flour (1/4 C Soft White, 3/4 C Hard White)
  • ¼ Evaporated Cane Crystals
  • 2 ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ Cup Dried Cranberries

Wet Ingredients –

  • ¼ Cup Oil or Melted butter
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Cup Cranberry Relish or Jelly

Two Easy Steps:

Combine all your dry ingredients in one bowl and toss to combine all, including the dried cranberries (if used).



Combine all your wet ingredients in a separate bowl.



Mixing Methods:

Pre-heat oven to 400. Spray muffin tins.

In the dry bowl make a well.

Stir wet ingredients in their container to be sure combined. Pour into the well of dry ingredients.

Mix until just combined. It will still be slightly lumpy or have some dry spots. Don’t worry.

Spoon into muffin tins to 2/3 full.  Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

Remove to cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or bag once cool to keep for days.


Donna Miller is a teacher, author, sought-after speaker and trainer. She has been a both guest and host on internet and broadcast radio talk-shows and in television interviews.

She is the hostess of “Your Preparation Station” on Preparedness Radio Network. She and her husband are the Organizers of WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC.  She is an Adjunct Instructor for Frontier Christian University. She teaches local classes & ladies retreats for people to learn hands skills.

She and her husband are the founders of Millers Grain House and, Your Preparation Station and are on the board of PREPARE Magazine.

Joseph and Donna have been happily married for 27 years and have three adult children, and one daughter in-law.


About Donna Miller

Donna Miller is a believer and follower of The Risen Messiah, the wife of 30 years to the love of her life Joseph, and the mother of three, amazing home-school graduates. She’s now been further blessed, as her family has grown with the additions of a daughter-in-law and a new son-in-law.

The Millers are the owners of Millers Grain House, the founders of PREPARE Magazine and the Organizers of the WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC.

Donna is the hostess of the three popular internet radio podcasts: “Surviving on Shoestrings”, “The Back to Basics Kitchen” and “Your Preparation Station” found on Blog Talk Radio, Stitcher and iTunes. She also hosts a popular YouTube Channel that she hopes will help encourage others to enJOY playing with healthy food and saving money.

Donna is a sought-after speaker and trainer, a published author and a freelance writer for multiple blog and recipe sites. She teaches local classes & ladies retreats and also travels to teach hands-on lost skills to others.

Donna’s deepest desire through all of these endeavors is that God be Glorified as she shares. Her mission is to help “prepare you and your kitchen with tools, tips, skills and encouragement.”

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