🍒 Cranberries and the Amish
Cranberries are not a crop you find the Amish raising. You really need swampy, bog-type terrain to grow cranberries. New Jersey's mid-state bogs are great for cranberries. But just because the Amish aren't cranberry growers doesn't mean they don't eat them.
The Amish do eat plenty of cranberries, which are a common ingredient in Amish cuisine, and they are often used in dishes such as cranberry sauce, cranberry salad, cranberry relish, and cranberry muffins. Cranberries are also a popular snack among the Amish, and they are often eaten fresh or dried.
The Amish enjoy cranberries for their tart flavor and their many health benefits. Cranberries are a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. They have also been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
While the Amish do not grow cranberries commercially, they are able to purchase cranberries from outside sources. Cranberries are a popular crop in the United States, and they are readily available in supermarkets and other stores.
📜 Step-by-Step Cranberry Chocolate Biscuit Muffins
We made this "biscuit muffin" recipe that comes from the Amish country in Adams County, Ohio. This was a very good, very easy, minimal mess recipe full of flavor.
The Amish community in the area is one of my favorite and the rocky hills of Adams County, Ohio in autumn are among the most beautiful foliage spots of any in the whole Midwest (in my opinion).
So, preheat your oven and grease your muffin tins.
While you can use fresh cranberries, dried cranberries work the best for this muffin recipe. You can use chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.
👩🍳 More Amish Muffin Recipes
From pizza muffins to more traditional takes, muffins are a popular, portable food among the Amish, check out some of our favorites!
Perfect bursting with banana taste!
These are the best!
A Canadian favorite!
A hybrid between a biscuit and a muffin
🖨️ Full Recipe
Amish Cranberry Chocolate Biscuit Muffins
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoons salt
- 5 tablespoons butter softened
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease the muffin tins.
- Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Cut in the butter and then stir in the milk.
- Add cranberries and chocolate chips.
- Work the dough until the flour is just moistened.
- Fill the muffin tins about 2 /3 full. Bake for 30 minutes.