I tried the muffins this past weekend... I couldn't find hazelnuts so substituted walnuts, and halved the recipe. Turns out cranberries are hard to coarsely chop because they roll around like crazy. I just quartered each and every one of them and it took quite some time. At least they were pretty to look at.
I was quite particular about halving the recipe, so I don't know what went wrong. But in the end the batter was too wet and they just spread everywhere. When they came out of the pans they were so moist lots of them fell apart. But besides the presentation, they tasted great. The figs made them really interesting; the 1/4 cup it called for amounted to 3 figs and I would add more next time.