Saturday, December 17, 2016

Savoring the Season: Cranberry Lemon Muffins

The holiday season brings an abundance of Meyer lemons from my backyard tree and fresh leftover cranberries from Thanksgiving's relish that adorns the table every year.  Cranberries and lemons are a natural flavor pairing and each year, I find a way to combine them.

This year, the simplicity of muffins bring a burst of lemons and cranberries in every bite to leisurely enjoy at breakfast or anytime of the day.

Cranberry Lemon Muffins
Makes 12 muffins
Adapted from Everyday dishes

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Zest of one lemon
2 cups fresh cranberries

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a muffin tin with liners. Set aside.

2.  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.  Add eggs, milk, vanilla, butter and lemon juice until combined.  

3.  Fold in lemon zest and cranberries until well distributed in batter. Scoop batter into muffin liners until 3/4 full.

4.  Bake 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Remove muffins and allow to cool.



Angie Schneider said...

They look awesome! I would love one now.
Have a wonderful holiday season, Velva.


These muffins are tasty! Thx for sharing them with your colleagues 😋

From the Kitchen said...

These, along with cranberry bread, are always a favorite!! Hope you holidays are happy and delicious!!


Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I could definitely see myself enjoying one of these muffins with a cup of tea in the morning.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

So delicious, Velva! Perfect for a holiday brunch. Happy holidays to you and your family ♥

grace said...

jealous of your lemon tree! i'm used to seeing cranberries and orange, but lemon must be just as delicious!

The Happy Whisk said...

Those look yummy. Happy Baking. Happy Eating.

Robyn said...

Oh, these look so perfectly delicious, Velva. I just picked up this same flavour combo at the bakery the other day. I wish that I had had this recipe in hand at the time. They will be wonderful to make over the holidays. A lemon tree?! Lucky you! Happy Holidays :)

Rebecca Subbiah said...

these look great have a wonderful holiday season I am sure your boys will be home, hugs

Tricia Buice said...

Lemon and cranberry - what a perfect combination! Have a blessed holiday Velva - and a very happy new year!

My Little Space said...

Velva, these muffins look fantastic. Loving the cranberries especially.
Blessings, Kristy

Liz Berg said...

I'm so glad I have a bag of cranberries in the freezer! Merry Christmas, Velva!! xo

Tina said...

These would most certainly be great with my coffee this morning. I'm sure your kitchen had heavenly aromas wafting though as these baked.

I wish you a very merry and safe Christmas! Can't believe it's almost 2017!

Lori said...

Oh, I love this combo. I haven’t had nearly enough cranberries this year!

~~louise~~ said...

Hi Velva!
I hope you had a Merry & Bright Christmas:) Thank you so much for leaving the kind words on my blog and finding me on FB.

I'm so happy to see you have shared a lemon cranberry recipe. I've been seeing Meyer Lemons in the stores, (I wish I too had a tree:) I can only imagine how amazing these cranberries must be. I'll be Pinning these and hopefully trying them ASAP!

Thank you so much for sharing, Velva...A Happy, Safe & Healthy New Year to You and Yours...Louise:)

Roz Corieri Paige said...

I love cranberries year round and with lemon --- my lips are smacking right now! Happy 2017 Velva! And keep those Meyer lemon recipes coming!

Empty Nester said...

These look amazing! Lemon is my favorite and I'm always looking for something different to do with cranberries. This will be perfect!

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