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Winning Cranberry Muffins Recipe

Winning Cranberry Muffins Recipe

Our town is the hub of all the area's large cranberry bogs, which are beautiful year-round. I've had this particular recipe for quite a while and have modified it over the years. These muffins are my husband's favorite, and my friends like it, too. It's a typical, hearty New England muffin!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel, optional
  • Cinnamon-sugar

Directions

  • 1. Sprinkle cranberries with 2 tablespoons sugar; set aside. Sift remaining sugar, flour, baking powder and salt into large bowl.
  • 2. 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 lemon peel. Fill greased standard or jumbo muffin cups. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.
  • 3. Bake at 400° for 18 minutes for standard-size muffins or for 22 minutes for jumbo muffins. Yield: 12 standard-size or 6 jumbo muffins.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 171 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.