Grease 12 to 14, 2-1/2-inch muffin cups or six 3-1/4-inch jumbo muffin cups or line with paper bake cups. In a medium bowl toss cranberries with the 2 tablespoons sugar. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine flour, 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar, the baking powder, orange peel, and salt. Stir well. Combine egg, milk, and butter. Make a well in center of flour mixture; add egg mixture and cranberries. Stir just until moistened. Spoon into prepared muffin cups.
Bake in a 400 degree F oven about 15 minutes or until golden. (Or, bake jumbo muffins in a 350 degree F oven for 25 minutes or until golden.) Serve warm. Makes 12 to 14 regular muffins or 6 jumbo muffins.
1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1 fat.