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Pecan Cranberry Muffins

When you want a little something extra for breakfast, serve these muffins - you'll get requests for seconds. I store them in the freezer and reheat them when we want them.—Suzanne McKinley, Lyons, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1-1/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest


  • In a bowl, toss cranberries with 1/4 cup sugar; set aside. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Combine eggs and milk; stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Fold in pecans, lemon zest and cranberries. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 241 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 231mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Lynne
    Dec 18, 2020

    Made these today with a few changes. Did not have whole milk so I used half yogurt and half skim milk. Also ground lightly the cranberries and sugar. They were delicious.

  • lvarner
    Apr 1, 2020

    These turned out fairly well, but they were not as moist as I would have liked them to be. I liked the addition of the citrus flavor with the lemon zest as well as the added texture with the pecans.

  • agalleske
    Oct 30, 2016

    Not impressive at all with the flavor. Wouldn't make again.

  • blanzrath
    Feb 8, 2016

    Not all that great.

  • TheDix
    Jan 13, 2016

    Great recipe, wonderful blend of sweet and tangy flavors.

  • adamscook
    Nov 2, 2015

    Wonderful. I made them for a party, and everyone loved them!

  • saw-whet
    Nov 24, 2014


  • elvisfan73
    Jan 5, 2014

    I added one teaspoon vanilla extract and used 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract instead of the grated lemon peel. Was very simple to make and turned out great!! Will absolutely make again!!

  • dalbailey
    Aug 23, 2012

    these were excellent i used a package of cranberries/blueberries and didn't add the 1/4 c of sugar as they are sweet no nuts otherwise the same my grandchildren loved them i will make this again and again

  • dozer77
    May 9, 2012

    One word to describe these muffins...DELICIOUS!!