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lemon-cranberry muffins

a recipe by
Sharon Colyer
Louisville, KY

This recipe is from Eating Well. Their recipes are about eating tasty food that is good for you! Most of the cranberry recipes have orange flavor, so this is a little bit of a switch, with lemon.

serves Makes 12 servings
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lemon-cranberry muffins

  • cooking spray or paper muffin liners
  • 1/2 c
    plus 2 tbs. sugar, divided
  • 3/4 c
    nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 lg
  • 3 tsp
    freshly grated lemon zest, divided
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 c
    white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c
    cornmeal, preferably medium or fine stone-ground
  • 2 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
    cranberries, fresh or frozen (thawed), coarsely chopped

How To Make lemon-cranberry muffins

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 (1/2 cup size) muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  • 2
    Whisk 1/2 cup sugar, yogurt, oil, & egg, plus 2 tsps. of the lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla, in a medium bowl.
  • 3
    Whisk together dry ingredients, in a large bowl. Add yogurt mixture, and fold in, until almost blended. Gently fold in chopped cranberries. Divide batter among muffin cups.
  • 4
    Combine remaining 2 Tbs. sugar and 1 tsp. lemon zest, in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over tops of muffins. Bake, until golden brown, and they spring back lightly, to the touch, 20-25 minutes. Let cool, in pan, 10 minutes. Transfer to wire rack, to cool, for at least 5 minutes, before serving. Makes 1 dozen.