This morning while our neighbours to the south were prepping for turkey and cranberry sauce, the rest of us are all business as usual. I had a meeting this morning and decided to bake some muffins for it. Super quick muffins on a weekday? What’s not to love? I had a lone Meyer lemon in the fridge and some frozen cranberries that I had stocked up on for a less than a dollar a bag after our Thanksgiving last month. Cranberries seem ideal for the season and I’m glad I used fresh ones rather than dried ones in this recipe. As for the lemon, a plain ol’ one will do just fine, but the Meyer worked beautifully and these muffins were so fragrant and lemony.
Enjoy these for breakfast or a late afternoon snack with tea. They are very light in texture and packed full of flavour. And did I mention really, really easy to whip up and really, really easy goin’ down.
meyer lemon & fresh cranberry muffins
1/2 c canola oil
1/2 c sugar
juice of 1 meyer lemon + enough milk to form 1 cup of liquid
1 3/4 c flour
3 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
zest of 1 lemon
1 c of fresh or frozen cranberries
Preheat oven to 400. Oil up muffin tins. Mix together the first 4 ingredients (oil through milk/juice) in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine the remaining ingredients until the cranberries are nicely coated in the flour mixture.
Add the dry into the wet and combine until just blended. Drop by spoonful into the prepared tins until each tin is 3/4 full of batter. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.
Ok I now I have a really good reason to buy some cranberries
Wow! Looks awesome.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a meyer lemon at the supermarket before. Despite my aversion to sour things, I really enjoy lemon flavoured and scented things. I bet your apartment smelled wonderful when you baked these. No need for air fresheners that can make you sick from the chemicals, when all you need to to do is bake a batch of these to scent your home. (Sorry for the verbal diarrhea)
Those are so pretty… where did you get meyer lemons? I see them so infrequently.
I have to go to whole foods to find those lemons, my local grocery bites. I love these muffins—nice!
bgstoner, cranberries are pretty great to have around the freezer!
bijoux, i had to go to a fancy grocery store and i lucked out to find them! so far, i haven’t seen any at my corner grocer. yeah, these smelled really great (and i’ve got one sitting beside me now and it still smells awesome).
hag, i found them at urban fare in coal harbour.
yeah, dawn, i had to trek out to a fancy grocer to find these too!
amanda, this was my first time spotting a meyer lemon!
Meyer lemons are so lovely, and rare, at least in Ontario. I think I found them mmmm maybe twice, ever.
Meyer lemons are wonderful, aren’t they? I’m glad they’re starting to become available in Canada.
beautiful muffins! I’ll have to try them
Awesome, I just about to seek out a recipe to use up a meyer lemon and some fresh cranberries. These sound like breakfast perfection.
these and the chimi sauce are making my heart go pitter-patter like it’s never pitter-pattered before.
I know what I will be doing with the fresh parsley I had forgotten about. (no, not the muffins!)
hanne, i was pretty happy to find them. i just wish i didn’t have to go to a fancy store to do so!
give them a go, imadedinner! they’re delicious.
evidee, i hope you give these a try! they are really flavourful.
hooray for that pitter-patter, have cake!
I just made these and I have to say, greatest cranberry muffins ever! They came out so good, the cranberries and the lemon are a perfect match. My mother and I ate a whole pan by ourselves. Great use for leftover cranberries : )
Nancy, glad you and your mom loved them! Hooray!
these look amazing!
for us ignorant folks – t for teaspoon or t for tablespoon??
i can’t wait to try the recipe!
Hi Mel, it’s my own chicken scratch…I should put up a legend in the sidebar! T=tablespoon and t=teaspoon
These sound great! I have a bag full of meyer lemons in the fridge and was already planning on making some citrus muffins!
I just made these for breakfast, and they ‘re scrumptious! I love the fact that I could use canola oil and skim milk, and still have a muffin that was moist. I’m going to blog about your wonderfulness at http://www.squirrelmomma.typepad.com
Hope you give these a try, Nicole! They are tasty.
Thanks squirrel, I’m glad you loved them 🙂
Most of the recipes submitted I enjoy reading, it’s the stories that get to me – are they a requisite to submission?
Although, I appreciate the sharing of their recipes, their stories I could do without. I liken it being held hostage to rude strangers’ cell phone conversations while shopping or in line wherever.
Flora, not sure what you mean. All the recipes are not submitted, they are mine (or adapted from elsewhere) and so are the stories.
Sorry. If this is your site, you most certainly have the right to sharing your life, and I can choose not to visit your site. My daughter fwded the link.
Hi there..I enjoy the stories….sorry to disappoint Flora….
However, I’m curious as to what is a meyer lemon? Could a fresh large lemon, or bottled lemon juice work and if so, how much lemon to milk to make that cup….thanks so much.
Thanks Sherri, a Meyer lemon is a “sweet” lemon (it’s still quite tart). You could definitely use a regular lemon instead, but maybe add in an extra spoonful of sugar (or keep it as is if you like things a bit tart). Enjoy!