Lyla's Cranberry Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Lyla, my mentor, used to bring these muffins to work on a pretty regular basis and because she put the orange zest in the muffins I only ate one (don't like zest). Last Feb. my father past away and she brought me these muffins and told me there wasn't any zest in the muffins. I ate another one and these have become my new comfort food.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Stir together sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Pour into shaker.
  4. In a medium bowl add cranberries and flour.
  5. Stir until cranberries are coated.
  6. Set aside.
  7. In a large bowl mix oatmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  8. Cut butter into small bits adding butter to flour mixture.
  9. Mix until crumbly (pea size crumbs).
  10. Stir in cranberries.
  11. Make a well in center of cranberry/flour mixture.
  12. Stir together milk and eggs.
  13. Add to flour mixture.
  14. Stir just until combined.
  16. Scoop into 24 jumbo baking cups that have been placed in muffin tins.
  17. Sprinkle with sugar mixture.
  18. Bake 375°F for 20 - 30 minutes.
  19. OPT. - grated rind of 1 orange, added to cranberry mixture, for you zest lovers.
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5 5

Made these as per the recipe AND I included the orange zest in 'em, too, for some wonderfully delicious muffins that well-received when I shared them during a recent neighborhood gathering! Do love those cranberries! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this fall's round of Pick A Chef]