Cranberry Crumb Muffins are a new favorite of mine… yes a FAVORITE!! Trust me when you try these you will love them too!
It is Cranberry Season!
I am a big, big cranberry fan. I love dried one, fresh ones, frozen ones, cranberries in drinks, cranberries in bread, muffins, cookies. Really in most anything. I just love cranberries.
I love the tartness but also the hint of sweet in each bite. They add just the right little something that makes everything you put them in a little more special. And yes, you can use cranberries in more than just the sauce at Thanksgiving.
So Much Cranberry!
For this recipe I used a whole bag of cranberries. That means each muffin is loaded with tons and tons of cranberries. Some of them bursted during baking, giving the muffins a little bits of deep cranberry color. Some of them stayed whole and when you bite into them you get burst if cranberry goodness.
If you wanted to add in dried cranberries for even more cranberry goodness you could.
You can also use frozen if you need, so you can make them year round.
Oh… the Crumb Topping
The crumb topping is so, so special on these muffins. It is based in butter, flour and sugar but then there is the added surprise of oatmeal. I love the addition of the oatmeal as it adds a great texture and bite making the topping better than most.
You could also add in some finely chopped pecans or walnuts if you wanted even more crunch. You could also add in some cinnamon for a little extra spice … really there are so many options.
12 large muffins
Cranberry Crumb Muffins
Cranberry Crumb Muffins are light and fluffy muffins with bursts of cranberries in each bite!