These turned out great! The cornmeal adds nice texture. Looking forward to having some of these in the freezer!
From EatingWell: January/February 2011
These lemony cranberry-studded muffins crunch lightly with cornmeal and are topped with a kiss of sugared lemon zest. They’re great warm from the oven, but also keep well for a few days and freeze beautifully.
9 Reviews for Lemon-Cranberry Muffins
These are now on my regular rotation of muffins. Healthy carbs, low in sugar, and the tartness of the lemon and cranberries makes them full of flavor. Most of the sweetness is in the lemon zest topping, which gives bursts of sweetness with very little sugar. And everyone I have shared them with has raved about them.
Easy make-ahead prep. I mixed the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another the evening before I made them. In the morning I just combined everything and baked. Only 10 minutes or so of hands-on prep & we had hot fresh muffins for breakfast. Delicious. I also added extra lemon zest and juice.
These muffins were delish - little crunchy on the outside; light & moist inside. I used dried cranberries (craisins) that I soaked in boiling water to soften beforehand & brown sugar for the batter & topping. I also added 1tbs lemon juice. The lemon/cranberry combination is great. I would love to make these again, especially coz they're a little healthier and not so sweet as most muffins!
I've never heard of a lemon cranberry muffin, just orange cranberry, the tried-and-true combination. But as I am a lemon fanatic, these really hit the spot. I didn't do the cornmeal because it sounded weird (I subbed in white flour) and they turned out well, but after reading the reviews, I plan to try them with cornmeal next time.