Simple and Healthy Cranberry Oat Muffins


My mom has always made the most uh-maaaazing cranberry bread.

It was tangy and tasty and oh-so delicious.

When it gets into our house, it’s basically gone in 5 minutes flat.

No joke 🙂

simple and healthy cranberry oat muffins

Now, lemme tell you.

Although I would love to eat a loaf or two of my Mom’s cranberry bread day in and day out, it’s not the healthiest stuff.

It’s just super delicious.

But hey.

I can adapt!

simple and healthy cranberry oat muffins

So, these Simple and Healthy Cranberry Oat Muffins are inspired by my Mom’s famous recipe with a healthy spin to boost:

  • Fibre
  • Protein
  • and the Fullness Factor
simple and healthy cranberry oat muffins

And the way I see it, the concept of “setting yourself up for success” is a BIG one.

If you’re trying to lose weight, optimize your blood sugars or just feel better, you gotta eat better.

And a huge part of getting healthier foods into you, is prep and planning. 

It’s the name of the game!

Personally, I always prep something on Sunday night for the week ahead.

It’s usually not complicated or fancy (‘course) but it could be like:

  • Brown rice
  • Chopped cucumbers, peppers and carrots
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Cooked meatballs
  • And a salad jar or two

What's Set Yourself Up for Success All About? Watch this vid where I explain it how I see it:

You know what I did this past week?

I prepped my recipe for Chicken with Roasted Rainbow Veggies and then took the chicken out of the freezer Sunday night.

Monday, my hubby popped this baby straight into the oven so he had supper while he was at work (joy of shift work!) and the kids and I had a delish meal when we got home from work and school.

chicken with roasted rainbow veggies


Prepped supper makes you feel like a superstar, doesn’t it?

But I digress…

Back to the muffins 🙂

Enjoy these ones!


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Simple and Healthy Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins
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A simple and healthy muffin recipe to keep you fuelled up throughout your morning.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min
146 calories
21 g
16 g
6 g
3 g
1 g
63 g
11 g
3 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 146
Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 16mg
Sodium 11mg
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/4 cup olive oil
  4. 1/3 cup 1% milk
  5. 1/4 cup applesauce
  6. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  7. 1.5 cup quick cooking oats (not instant)
  8. 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  9. 1/2 bag fresh or frozen cranberries
  10. 1 tsp cinnamon
  11. Fresh grated orange rind (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 12 count muffin pan with muffin paper cups or brush the muffin tins with canola oil.
  2. In a medium bowl combine bananas, milk, oil, applesauce and egg. Add flour, oats, cinnamon, orange rind (if using) baking powder and whisk until blended. Fold in cranberries.
  3. Fill each muffin cup 3/4 of the way.
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let muffins cool out of the muffin tins completely.
  6. Store in an air-tight container.
  1. Make double and freeze for another day
Adapted from My momma
Adapted from My momma
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    Cristina Crimaldi

    Hi April – I have some dried cranberries I need to use up and wonder if you think they would work in this recipe. Thanks!

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    April Saunders

    Hi Cristina,

    Absolutely! I’ve used dried before and I thought they were just fine 😉

    Thanks for your question 🙂

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