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Today I’m sharing how to make delightful sparkling cranberry Greek yogurt muffins. Yes, I’m still obsessed with Greek yogurt! It works wonderfully as a substitute for oil in most baked goods, so these muffins are low in fat and high in protein. They’re basically a legitimate breakfast food. 😉
As regular readers know, I do not eat much sugar and prefer not to bake very sweet things.
If you have a major sweet tooth, you may want to increase the amount of sugar or decrease the quantity of cranberries to one cup.
My husband and I love these cranberry muffins, but if you’re used to ‘standard’ American desserts, you may not find them as enjoyable. If you’re fond of ingredient swaps like Greek yogurt for oil and using less sugar, or if you are more accustomed to European desserts, I think you’ll enjoy these cranberry muffins, too!
Maybe that sounds like an odd way to introduce a recipe, but I recently had an unpleasant comment from someone on a different recipe complaining that they didn’t understand why anyone would like the end result because it wasn’t sweet and tasted like yogurt. That was kind of the point of that particular recipe! Anyway, that’s why I wanted to leave a friendly reminder for any folks stopping by who aren’t familiar with my low sugar ways. =)
Arrange them on a baking sheet or parchment paper and place them in the freezer for 30-60 minutes before placing them all in an air tight container. This initial individual freezing helps ensure you can remove the muffins one at a time for thawing and enjoyment.
While I’m sharing kitchen tips, I’d also like to remind you to make sure your baking soda, baking powder, and spices are fresh!
It’s amazing how quickly all of these ingredients loose potency, so please make sure your ingredients haven’t been sitting in the pantry since last Christmas. Trust me – it makes a big difference!
As noted in the recipe, you’ll be able to make about 18 ‘normal’ sized muffins, so I used my muffin pan and a half dozen silicone baking cups. This is a fantastic solution if you don’t have two muffin pans!
Cranberries are so delightfully ‘holidays’ to me. Are there any particular baking or cooking ingredients that you look forward to using this time of year?
More Greek yogurt baking recipes
If you like these muffins, you’ll probably also enjoy these other recipes with Greek yogurt!
Natasha Núñez is a former classroom teacher with a Masters of the Arts in Teaching. She also is a registered yoga teacher & holds a certificate in natural skincare formulation from the School of Natural Skincare. She shares her passion for education, positive parenting, free printables, and recipes for DIY bath & home products. Learn more about Natasha and where she’s been featured.