Cranberry Lemon Muffins | Swirls and Spice

Cranberry Lemon Muffins

Cranberry Lemon Muffins | Swirls and SpiceLemon and fresh cranberries pair beautifully to create tender, tart-and-sweet muffins that are just as fitting for breakfast as they are for the dinner table.   These quick-to-disappear muffins are something I want to make for Thanksgiving too, which is coming very soon here in Canada.  Then I plan to make them again for American Thanksgiving in November.  Another batch or two will be gobbled down in between the two occasions.  They are that good!

Cranberry Lemon Muffins | Swirls and Spice

Cranberry Lemon Muffins

  • Servings: about 16 muffins
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  • 2 cups spelt flour or unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup oat bran or oat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or oil
  • 2/3 cup pure honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice (juice from 1 large lemon)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C). In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flours, baking powder, and ginger.  Combine sugar and berries in a separate bowl and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together softened butter or oil and honey.  Beat in eggs until smooth.  Add lemon juice and water and stir until well combined.
  3. Add dry ingredient mixture to wet mixture and stir to form an even batter.  Fold in sugar coated berries and sugar.
  4. Line muffin cups with muffin liners or grease muffin tin cups.  Pour in batter.
  5. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until middle of muffins tests done.  Cool slightly and remove muffins from tin.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

This recipe is part of Muffin Tin Month, and may also be shared here.


14 thoughts on “Cranberry Lemon Muffins

  1. Oh happy day, I’ve got all of the ingredients in the house! Been wondering what to do with the 1/2 package of cranberries I had leftover from a pie. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂

  2. I need to try these! I actually have lemons and cranberries in my fridge right now – perfect!

  3. Yum. I love the combination of cranberry and lemon flavors. Stopping by from the Pintastic Pinterest Party and pinning to my muffin mania board.

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