I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving yesterday! In my mind the turkey is amazing, and let’s not even get started on the cranberry sauce but the “reason for the season” really is giving thanks. Thanks for family, friends, blessings and a wonderful boyfriend who can cook amazing food and a wonderful girlfriend (cough me) who can make delicious Streusel Filled Orange Cranberry Swirl Muffins with an Orange Glaze.
These muffins are heavenly, and cliche statements aside they truly are delectable. And what’s better than streusel on top? Streusel on the inside, particularly in the centre of the muffin like a surprise cherry on top (centre?) to your muffin prize. If you look closely at the above picture, you can see the streusel peeking out at the sides. With a streusel centre surrounded by swirled cranberries and a tangy hint of orange zest in the glaze, they have a slightly crunchy outside and a soft and fruity inside, leaving you with a multitude of textures that ultimately result in creaminess.
The pecans add a neutral homey crunch and flavour that help to tie in the entire muffin. I would 1000% recommend these muffins. I do have to say though that a day later they are even better and even more softer…but clearly they were just as enjoyed on day one since I made 24 and 10 were left by the end of the night.
If you try these muffins please let me know, and how are you using up your Thanksgiving leftovers? Now, back to my attempt to find something to do with all of this cranberry sauce…