Cranberry Muffins with Walnut-Thyme Streusel Recipe

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A friend of mine gave me a great recipe for blueberry muffins. I wanted to make a batch, but I didn’t have any blueberries! So I substituted the dried cranberries and played around with the other ingredients until I came up with these tender bites. —Bridget M. Klusman, Otsego, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/3 cups dried cranberries
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup cold butter

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin: 202 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In another bowl, combine the egg, yogurt, butter and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries. Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full.
  2. Combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, walnuts and thyme; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over tops.
  3. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry Muffins with Walnut-Thyme Streusel in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p125

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