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Lemon Cranberry Muffins – Refined Sugar Free

lemon cranberry muffins

With the holidays around the corner, I find myself doing a little less cooking, and a little more baking. Not great for the waist line, but I try to cut the caloric corners where I can. Even in delicious baked goods such as these lemon cranberry muffins. This delicious dessert contains zero refined sugar. Instead, it uses coconut sugar to give these all the sweetness they need. Okay, let’s be real, they’re still muffins. So I don’t suggest eating the entire batch alone. Phone a friend. šŸ™‚

lemon cranberry muffins stacked

These muffins are super simple to prepare, requiring very little time and using common ingredients. Just whisk together all the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet in another. Then incorporate into one batter and fold in the cranberries. You may use muffin liners, or grease your muffin trays. I like using the liners to save a few calories, plus they’re easier to remove from the tray once baked.

lemon cranberry muffins prep

These muffins are seriously bursting with cranberries! Every bite is guaranteed a mouthful of delicious cranberry flavour. If you don’t want quite as many, feel free to use a little less. This muffin recipe is also a great base for other fill ins. You may substitute the cranberries for blueberries, raisins, or even chocolate chips!

Want to make these cranberry muffins gluten free?

Substitute the wheat flour for all purpose gluten free flour instead. For the oats, I use these by Bob’s, but you may also substitute for a certified gluten free variety instead.

lemon cranberry muffins

Serve your lemon cranberry muffins warm, or at room temperature. You may also reheat in the microwave or toaster oven.

lemon cranberry muffins sliced

For more great muffin recipes, check out my Healthy Pumpkin Spice Muffins or these perfect for little hands Banana Spinach Muffins.

Or for a truly guilt free muffin that you can enjoy for breakfast, give these Sugar Free Zucchini Muffins a try.

lemon cranberry muffins

Lemon Cranberry Muffins

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 12 Muffins
Lemon cranberry muffins are made using wholesome ingredients, and refined sugar free. Loaded with delicious flavour, and perfect for the holidays.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • Ā½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Ā½ tsp salt
  • 1 lemon zested & juiced
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 2 cups dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a muffin pan with 12 muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In another smaller bowl, mix together the lemon zest and juice, milk, vanilla and melted coconut oil.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix just until combined. Then fold in the cranberries.
  • Divide the mixture between your 12 muffin cups and bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out dry. Let cool for a few minutes before handling, and serve warm or at room temperature.
Serving: 1Muffin | Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 5.8% | Calcium: 4.8% | Iron: 6.9%
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