Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

½ cup wheat germ
2 cups flour
½ cup sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp soda
2 tsp grated orange peel
1½ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ginger
½ cup shortening
¾ cup orange juice
1 tbsp vanilla
2 eggs slightly beaten
1½ cups cranberries or blueberries
1½ cups pecans

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, peel, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger. Cut in shortening with pastry blender. Stir in juice, vanilla and eggs. Fold in cranberries and pecans. Bake at 350 F in greased muffin tin for 25 minutes. Serves 12 large muffins.