Cranberry Cornmeal Muffins

Mar 2, 2021 | Desserts, Recipes

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 20-25 min

Portions: 12


  • ¼ cup olive oil (not EVOO)

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 cup cornmeal (fine or medium)

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 egg

  • ¾ cup sour cream 

  • ⅓ cup maple syrup or honey

  • zest of one lemon or ½ orange

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • ½ cup frozen cranberries chopped or cranberry sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Line muffin tins with baking cups.
  3. Mix all wet ingredients together, except for cranberries.
  4. In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients together.
  5.  Combine wet and dry ingredients and stir until incorporated.
  6.  If using frozen cranberries gently incorporate now and fill baking cups to ¾ full.
  7. If using cranberry jelly fill baking cups to ½ full.  Add a teaspoon of cranberry jelly and then the rest of the muffin mix on top so that the muffins are ¾ full in the baking cups.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


I like to use leftover cranberry sauce from the holidays instead of it going to waste.  I don’t buy canned cranberry sauce because I find the taste too sweet.  I typically buy fresh cranberry and simmer them down with orange juice, orange zest and maple syrup to my desired consistency.


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