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Cranberry Almond Muffins

My youngest daughter, Elaine, made these wonderful muffins for breakfast when my husband and I were visiting her in Virginia. We just loved them, so now we enjoy them at our home. —Janice Pletscher, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 muffins


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, divided
  • 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, sour cream, butter and extract; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in 1/2 cup almonds.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full; drop 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce into the center of each muffin. Cover with enough batter to fill cups three-fourths full; sprinkle with remaining almonds.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 310 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • smithj_2008
    Jun 10, 2013

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  • bjwhite
    Jul 24, 2012

    This is a wonderful recipe-- I make these when I want a very special muffin for teas, brunches, etc. The only change I make is I add 1/2 c. milk as the dough is very thick otherwise. Also, I put a light powdered sugar glaze w/ almond extract on just after baking. Delicious!!!

  • Cornwall
    Jan 28, 2012

    These are not only pretty but delicious. All my favorite flavors. I doubled the recipe.

  • tbeachrocks
    Jan 12, 2012

    So simple, quick, and tastes amazing!

  • bake1985
    Dec 15, 2010

    these are absolutly mouth wateringly good! if you dont believe me make them your slef and find out!

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    Jan 10, 2009

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