I came up with recipe tonight, and it turned out pretty well. Little Z loved it, and the orange glaze is really delicious, and is the perfect compliment to this not-too-sweet muffin.
I used freshly squeezed orange juice for this recipe, but I am sure store bought orange juice will work just as well.
Cranberry Orange Muffins:
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup orange juice
1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
¼ cup canola oil
¼ tsp salt
2 cups white rice flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 cup shredded fresh cranberries (use a blender or food processor)
I didn’t provide great measurements because I just eye-balled it. Just make the glaze thin enough to drizzle over the muffins.
powdered sugar (around 1/4 cup)
orange juice (the juice from a half of a freshly-squeezed orange)
Mix dry ingredients together; mix wet ingredients and add to the dry ingredients. Stir until thoroughly blended. Pour into oiled muffin tins (or muffin tins with paper cups). Bake in a preheated, 350° oven for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.
let cool, and drizzle with orange glaze.