Monday, December 13, 2010

Lemon Cranberry Muffins

I made these muffins a few weeks ago for a workshop I participate in at my school.  They have great holiday flavor that's bright enough to wake you up in the morning!  I love the tart cranberries and lemon flavor combined with the sweet glaze.  These muffins also look really festive with the big dots of red scattered throughout them. 

Lemon Cranberry Muffins (adapted from Food Republik, original recipe here)
Makes 12 muffins

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (0% fat works well)
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
Pinch salt
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
2 cups fresh cranberries
1 cup confectioners sugar
Juice of 1 lemon

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Whisk together the yogurt, sugar, salt, and eggs in a large bowl.  Add the zest and vanilla and whisk to combine.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.  Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir together until just combined.
3. Add the oil and mix until the batter is just combined.  Fold in the cranberries.
4. Bake 20-25 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
5. Make the glaze.  Whisk the sugar with a little bit of lemon juice at a time until it reaches a drizzling consistency.  Drizzle over cooled muffins.

I'm sending this post off to BSI: Cranberry!


  1. Yeah, those red cranberries certainly spells festive to me.

  2. wow this looks delicious and absolutely festive. I am your newest follower.


  3. I will go for any muffin with citrus. Especially with a glaze to keep it moist and sweet. Yum!