These festive cranberry muffins make for a delightful, just-sweet-enough, good-for-you breakfast muffin you should enjoy year-round. Transform these into dessert in a snap by drizzling them liberally with maple butter!
‘Tis the season… when I start hoarding baked goods for the holidays! I’m the kind of person who gets into the holiday spirit as soon as Halloween passes. It’s never too early for me to deck the halls—I’m not even annoyed at holiday music playing all November long! Of course, one of my favorite holiday activities is baking. In early December, I start making cookies and bite-sized cakes, and the desserts I choose to make are motivated by practicality. I pick recipes that withstand freezing well so I can bake in advance and have a freezer full of delicious treats ready when Christmas arrives.
This recipe on its own is a healthy breakfast muffin that you will probably want to make year-round. But during the holidays, anything with cranberries in it feels especially festive, don’t you think?
These maple cranberry muffins are great as part of a brunch spread, as a well-deserved snack after spending time in the snowy outdoors, or—if you want to serve them for dessert—drizzled generously with maple butter.
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