I love almonds and cranberries, so these muffins are a little bit of heaven to me. They’re such a yummy sweet treat and they are the perfect accompaniment to my orange marmalade. I decided I wanted to make these to include in my Mother’s Day gift basket. They’re very easy to make and clean up is a cinch! Enjoy!


  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, almonds and salt in a bowl. Mix the wet ingredients, eggs, butter, sour cream and almond extract, separately. Combine the wet and dry mixtures, mixing together thoroughly.

Line your muffin pan with muffin liners for an easy clean up. Spoon 1 small scoop of the muffin mix into each tin. Next, layer in a tablespoon of cranberry sauce and then top with another scoop of the batter. Sprinkle the tops with remaining almonds.

Bake for 30 minted or until lightly brown.