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Light and Fluffy Lemon Cranberry Muffins

You don’t have to be a star baker to whip up these light and fluffy Lemon Cranberry Muffins. Tempt your tastebuds with this zesty and tart flavor combination!

lemon cranberry muffins on table

Raise your hand if you love lemons!  I cannot get enough of lemons. Of course lemonade is a summer staple, but I love cooking and baking with lemons all year long. They give whatever dish I’m making a sweet, tart burst of flavor. You’ll always find my kitchen stocked with lemons for whatever I’m cooking. Like these Lemon Cranberry Muffins.

lemon cranberry muffin recipes

Sweet, tart and full of flavor, this is one of my all time favorite muffin recipes. Well, it’s tied with these mini Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cakes. I couldn’t pick a favorite if I had too. 

lemon cranberry muffins

The good thing is, I don’t have too! And neither do you! 

Even if  baking isn’t your thing, these Lemon Cranberry Muffins are so easy to make. You’ll wonder why you haven’t tried your hand at them sooner! 

Lemon Cranberry Muffins

I love muffins as a grab and go breakfast on busy days and the kids enjoy them as a snack throughout the day. So you’ll always find some sort of muffins baked in my kitchen. 

Even when our schedules are busy, this recipe can be made in about 30 minutes making it easy for me to keep fresh, homemade muffins around all the time.

lemon cranberry muffin cut in half

Because let’s be honest, nothing beats homemade!  


If you love muffins like I do, here are some other sweet and savory muffin recipes you might enjoy! 

And if you’re here because you have a surplus of lemons to use up like I did making this recipe, here are some other lemon recipes that you’re sure to love!  These are so of my most popular recipes and it’s no surprise why! They’re just SO good! 


Don’t worry is baking isn’t your specialty. This Lemon Cranberry Muffin recipe is so easy to make you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it before! 

lemon cranberry muffin ingredients

Yield: 12 Muffins

Lemon Cranberry Muffins

Lemon Cranberry Muffins

These light and fluffy Lemon Cranberry Muffins are a delicious breakfast or snack. They have a sweet and tart taste you will love!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries - quartered and halved
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup  granulated sugar, plus 1 tbsp.
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1  1/2 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees
  2. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray or line with cupcake liners and set aside
  3. In a small bowl, toss cranberries, lemon zest and 1 tbsp. of sugar. Set aside
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup sugar, eggs, melted butter and oil until combined.
  5. Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined
  6. Fold in cranberry mixture
  7. Divide the batter between the 12 muffin cups
  8. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until muffins are golden brown on the edges
  9. Let cool and enjoy
Be sure to come back and tell me what you think once you try this recipe! 

lemon cranberry muffin recipe

Happy Baking!!