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⅝ cup 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoon sugar, divided¾ cup plain non-fat yogurt⅓ cup canola oil1 large egg3 tsp freshly grated lemon zest, divided2 Tbsp lemon juice1 tsp vanilla extract1 ½ cup white whole-wheat flour (see Note)½ cup cornmeal, preferably medium or fine stone-ground2 tsp baking powder1 tsp baking soda¼ tsp salt1 ½ cup cranberries


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.

2. Whisk 1/2 cup sugar, yogurt, oil, egg, 2 teaspoons lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla in a medium bowl.

3. Whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add the yogurt mixture and fold until almost blended. Gently fold in cranberries. Divide the batter among the muffin cups. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and remaining l teaspoon lemon zest in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the tops of the muffins.

4. Bake the muffins until golden brown and they spring back lightly to the touch, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Note: White whole-wheat flour, made from a special variety of white wheat, is light in color and flavor but has the same nutritional properties as regular whole-wheat flour. It is available at large supermarkets and natural-foods stores and online at or Store it in the freezer.

Tip: To make quick work of chopping cranberries, place whole berries in a food processor and pulse a few times until the berries are coarsely chopped

To Make Ahead: Individually wrap in plastic and freeze in a freezer bag for up to 1 month. To reheat frozen muffins, remove plastic, wrap muffin in a paper towel and microwave on High for 30 to 60 seconds.

Equipment: Muffin tin with 12 (1/2-cup) cups

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 12 Total

  • Calories 187 11%
  • Calories from fat 63 6%
  • Total Fat 7gm 11%
  • Sodium 254mg 12%
  • Total Carbohydrates 29gm
  • Fiber 3gm
  • Protein 4gm
  • Cholesterol 18mg 10%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Snack, Muffin, Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Vegetarian, Egg, Fruit, Grain, American, Baking, Thanksgiving, Winter

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