In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In another bowl, beat the eggs, milk, oil, and extract. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cranberries.
FIll paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full; sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.