Cranberry Almond Popcorn Muffins
5 cups popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 400º F. Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper liners; set aside.
Blend popcorn in a blender or food processor until finely ground. Pour ground popcorn into a large mixing bowl. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cranberries and stir until blended; set aside.
Beat milk, egg, oil and almond extract together and pour over dry ingredients; stir just until combined. Spoon batter into muffin cups, filling each about half full. Divide almonds among muffin tops and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake 15-18 minutes or until tops are lightly browned; serve warm with butter.