Cranberry-Almond Muffins

Cranberries make these muffins a bit tart; sliced almonds add some crunch and heart-healthy unsaturated fat.

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  • Yield: Makes 16
Cranberry-Almond Muffins

Photography: Yunhee Kim

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2011


  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Coarse salt
  • 2/3 cup nonfat milk
  • 2/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 16 cups of two 12-cup muffin tins with baking cups, and lightly coat each with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk together sugar, flours, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Whisk together milk, yogurt, eggs, and orange zest and juice in a medium bowl. Fold milk mixture into flour mixture, then gently fold in cranberries until combined.

  3. Spoon batter into baking cups until each is three-quarters full. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of each comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer pans to wire racks, and let cool for 10 minutes. Turn out muffins onto racks, and let cool completely.


Hazelnut-Pear Variation: For another sweet (and seasonal) union, replace the almond flour with hazelnut flour. Omit cranberries. Fold in 2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped pears (from 1 1/2 Bosc pears) at the end of step 2. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts in place of sliced almonds.


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