In a large bowl, add and combine well:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 cup milk
2 tbsp grated orange rind (one orange)
In a smaller bowl, combine well:
2 cups whole wheat flour, unsifted
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup chopped frozen or fresh cranberries
Combine wet and dry mixtures and fold together gently until just mixed. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake at 200 C (400 F) for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on rack. Makes 12 medium-sized muffins.
Try substituting fresh or frozen blueberries for cranberries. Don't defrost the frozen blueberries or cranberries before using. Defrosted berries produce a highly discoloured batter.
Plain muffins can be made by substituting 1 cup of unsifted all-purpose flour and 1 1/4 cup unsifted cake and pastry flour for the whole wheat flour.