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Monday, November 26, 2012

Cranberry Lemon Muffins

Sometimes I think that my blog should be called "The Muffin Lady" or something like that...I seem to make a lot of muffins (we try to make a batch each week), and it seems like I am always trying new recipes.  Which is a good thing, variety is nice!  This time I have picked out a recipe which is a little unusual for me.  As much as I love lemon (lemonade, lemon tea, lemon juice on my fish, etc etc), I have never been a big fan of lemon cakes, etc.  Well, until I discovered the Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake earlier this year...then lemon became a lot more popular in my baking.  Maybe the lemon in cake mixes is too fake for me (like cherry...my hair stylist and I have talked about this many times...have you ever noticed how cherry flavoured stuff never actually tastes like cherry?).  This week's muffin recipe is for Cranberry Lemon Muffins.  I don't have a source for the recipe, it's from my recipe binder (and I've had this one in there for quite a while).

Cranberry Lemon Muffins (Source: Unknown)

MUFFINS
Cranberry Lemon Muffins
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1 1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup liquid honey
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 1/2 cups cranberries, fresh or frozen

GLAZE (Optional)
2/3 cup icing sugar
1 teaspoon lemon rind
3-4 teaspoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400F.

For the muffins, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Set aside.  In another (larger) bowl, mix together the egg, milk, vegetable oil, liquid honey and lemon rind.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Stir just until moistened.  Fold in the cranberries.  Spoon batter into lined muffin tin.  Bake for 20-23 minutes.

While the muffins are baking, prepare the glaze.  Combine the icing sugar, lemon rind and the lemon juice 1 teaspoon at a time until you get your desired glaze consistency.  Spread over warm muffins.

Makes 12 muffins.

VERDICT
We really enjoyed these muffins...they disappeared rather quickly!  Will certainly be making them again :-)

5 comments:

  1. How delicious this muffin looks!!
    YUMMY
    I really the combination of honey and lemon

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  2. Sounds delicious! I also love to collect recipes...
    Happy Holidays!
    Pat

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  3. I wish I could snap my fingers and have one of these right now! :)

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  4. Cranberry + lemon, I love that flavour combination.

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