Cranberry Almond Muffins

I love almonds and cranberries, so these muffins are a little bit of heaven to me. They’re such a yummy sweet treat and they are the perfect accompaniment to my orange marmalade. I decided I wanted to make these to include in my Mother’s Day gift basket. They’re very easy to make and clean up is a cinch! Enjoy!


What you will need

  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce

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Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, almonds and salt in a bowl. Mix the wet ingredients, eggs, butter, sour cream and almond extract, separately. Combine the wet and dry mixtures, mixing together thoroughly.

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Line your muffin pan with muffin liners for an easy clean up. Spoon 1 small scoop of the muffin mix into each tin. Next, layer in a tablespoon of cranberry sauce and then top with another scoop of the batter. Sprinkle the tops with remaining almonds.

Bake for 30 minted or until lightly brown.