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Special Cranberry Nut Muffins Recipe

Special Cranberry Nut Muffins Recipe

This special holiday bread recipe combines two of my favorites— tangy dried cranberries and spicy cardamom.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:14 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom


  • 1. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Stir in buttermilk, egg, butter, cranberries and nuts just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Beat cardamom butter ingredients until smooth; serve with muffins. Yield: 14 muffins and about 3/4 cup butter.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 297 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 246mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"My husband and I really liked these muffins..I added a struesle topping and used pecans instead of walnuts. I will certainly make them agan.I'm going to try this reciped with dried sour cherries next."

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