Cranberry Lemon Muffins

Cranberry Lemon Muffins
Recipe by Dragon

These are the muffins I made for the bake sale last week. I wanted something that would balance the sweetness of the cinnamon rolls. These muffins did the trick; a lovely combination of tart and sweet. I love it when the cranberries burst open while baking. Yum. Enjoy!

Makes 16 muffins

Ingredients:
2 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons course sugar

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease muffin tin or line with paper liners.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.

3. Beat together bananas, eggs, brown sugar, butter, lemon juice and vanilla until blended.

4. Stir in dry ingredients until blended. Stir in cranberries just until combined. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, dividing batter equally.

5. Sprinkle course sugar evenly over tops of the muffins.

6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden.

26 comments:

Hyperion said...

These look delicious. I can just imagine them being served in some fancy 5 Star Hotel. Not in the restaurant, but only for the VIP guests, who get to call down from their "need a special card to go that high in the elevator" suites to order up the muffins from Room Service.

mmm mmmm

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delightful combo! These muffins look really delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Donna-FFW said...

These look wonderful. Wish Ihad one right now while enjoying my coffee and your blog. Love the cranberry combo!

Patsyk said...

I love cranberries in muffins! I think I have used both orange juice and POM juice in them... now I need to try lemon!

Peet said...

Yum, these look amazing!

Jeanine said...

Great looking muffins. I'm sure the banana plus all the zest really set them apart from other muffins. Great job!

Lyss said...

Those look wonderful, and I'm envying you with your cranberries. I can't seem to find them anywhere in VA this time of year.

Victor Yu said...

I always wanted to make cranberry lemon muffin...Looks wonderful, thanks for the recipe

Debbie said...

Great combination of ingredients. They look so delicious....

Justin said...

mmm, cranberry and lemon sounds like a great combo. would this would with the dried berries, craisins or whatever they're called?

pinkstripes said...

YUM! Cranberry + lemon sounds like a great flavor combo.

Peter M said...

Trade ya a muffin for some biscotti? Nicely done...it's coffee time!

Jennifer said...

Those look so good!!!

veggievixen said...

yum, great flavors! they sound like delicious muffins.

Megan said...

I've been on a bit of a craze crazing lemon and these sound so good. I would of bought one of each of your goodies if I had been there! :)

Amanda @ Mrs.W's Kitchen said...

Yum--these look & sound amazing!

5 Star Foodie said...

The tart and sweet combination of flavors from cranberries and lemon sounds delightful! Wonderful recipe!

Mindy said...

I was just wondering what I should do with my frozen cranberries taking up freezer space...now I know! I think I'll be trying these out next week!

Amy said...

Sounds like a great combination of flavors! They look delicious!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Gorgeous muffins. I always have a few bags of frozen cranberries in the freezer that I've hidden away just for occasions such as this.
Sam

gaga said...

I love the addition of sugar on top, yum!

pigpigscorner said...

I would love some with tea pls!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

I'm in love with cranberries, & now in love with these muffins! Love is tough!!! LOL...xoxoxo

Dimah said...

A great combo! They look delicious!

Jo said...

Such a delicious treat and the combination of flavours sounds wonderful.

Helene said...

They look delicious. I love baking. I should try these.

 
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