Winning Cranberry Muffins
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes12 standard or 6 jumbo muffins
- 1 cup fresh cranberries, quartered
- 8 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, optional
- Cinnamon sugar
- Sprinkle cranberries with 2 tablespoons sugar; set aside. Sift remaining sugar, flour, baking powder and salt into large bowl.
- In another bowl, beat egg, milk and oil. Make a hole in center of dry ingredients; pour in liquid ingredients. Stir just until moistened. Add berries and, if desired, lemon zest. Fill 12 greased standard or 6 greased jumbo muffin cups. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Bake at 400° for 18 minutes for standard-size muffins or for 22 minutes for jumbo muffins.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 171 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
Jun 28, 2020
Use 2% and vegetable oil 1/4 cup of crushed pineapple with 1/4 of chopped walnuts. Yummy. I used dry cranberries too. Delicious
Jun 12, 2020
These muffins are absolutely fabulous ( and I have my own food business and cook for a living ) . Use dried cranberries . Soak in juice ( I used white sangria wine cooler actually but any fruit cooler or juice will do ) and drain. Turned out to be about one cup and one quarter of reconstituted cranberries. Add the 7 tbsp of sugar to be base and a few drops of cinnamon oil ( which I swear by ). Topping was sugar mixed with 3 or so drops of cinnamon oil to about 1/3 cup of sugar . Just a bit on each one , didn't use the whole thing. My own farm fresh large egg from my chickens and greased the muffin tins with shortening. Add closer to 1/2 tsp salt or 2/3 . Bake until lovely and browned . They are moist , sweet and absolutely delicious. Don't overmix the dough obviously , barely stir it with a fork together as all muffin dough and bake in a hot quick oven. This is going to be a keeper for me. Serve hot with butter . Bottoms are brown and crispy , very moist inside with a beautiful crisp topping. Your family will love you forever.
Mar 23, 2020
so, pls tell me what i did wrong? i followed the directions, didn't overmix and they came out very dense, almost no rise to them. i went back to check on the ingredients and mine are correct. so disappointed.
Mar 12, 2020
My Wife made these yesterday. Dry, flavorless, neither butter nor cream cheese would stick to the muffin! Reminds me of "store bought."
Feb 19, 2020
I made this to the recipe and they turned out fluffy and moist, just perfect. I used virgin olive oil and 2% milk, no adjustment to the quantities. I only halved the cranberries, too. Perfect.
Jan 18, 2020
After reading a bunch of the reviews and tasting the batter before I baked them, I 1 I made some adjustments. I added an extra 3T of brown sugar and 2t of vanilla extract. They turned out really good, but they would've been quite bland without it.
Dec 21, 2019
Tried these out. I have a jumbo muffin pan. Dividing equally gave me regular sized muffins. They do taste heavily of flour. Hearty is not how i would describe them. Good moisture though, considering the thickness of the batter.
Dec 18, 2019
These muffins were terrible. I made them the first time and they were so heavy and flavorless that I thought I had done something wrong so I made another batch and they turned out exactly the same. You could actually taste the flour
Dec 15, 2019
Not a typical muffin at all. They're heavy, lack sweetness and flavour. I followed the recipe exactly including lemon zest. Won't make them again.
Jun 21, 2019
Perfectly moist, scrumptious muffins! Just the right amount of sweetness, and easy to make. I've used reconstituted dried cranberries, even fresh blueberries. I once used 2% milk in a pinch and they still turned out okay, but I'd definitely recommend the whole milk - really takes it up a notch. The lemon zest is another really nice touch. The whole family approves. So happy I found this recipe!