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Baking with Wisconsin Cranberries

Throughout the month of October I've had a blast promoting Wisconsin cranberries. From wading in a bog to traveling to various TV stations, I've enjoyed promoting our official state fruit. With eight(!!!) bags of fresh Wisconsin cranberries in my cooler and knowing that my mini-fridge didn't have a lot of room left...I knew that it was time to visit Grandma Siemers. She was recently in the spotlight for her Creamy Mac and Cheese recipe featured on Wisconsin Cheese.

After a TV interview in Green Bay I traveled back home to make these muffins. Grandma was quite excited to have all of these cranberries because "they freeze so well!" Enjoy!

Wisconsin Cranberry Muffins


  • I cup Wisconsin cranberries, quartered

  • 8 tablespoons sugar, divided

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 egg

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 1/3 cup cooking oil

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel, optional

  • Cinnamon sugar