(Recipe can be found on the site Eat Good 4 Life here.)
Step by Step Instructions:
The scent of these Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins will soon be wafting throughout your home…here’s what you’ll need: Olive Oil, Cinnamon, Baking Powder, Milk, 1 or 1 1/2 cups of fresh cranberries, Walnuts, 1 3/4 cup of Old-fashioned Oats, Salt, 3/4 cup of Whole Wheat Flour plus 1/4 cup of ground Flaxseed (or a cup of Whole wheat Pastry Flour if you have that), 1 Egg, 2 ripe bananas, and 1/3 cup of Sugar.
Start off by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, use a fork to mash the 2 ripe bananas.
Add 1 egg, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/3 cup of milk, and 1/3 cup of sugar to the bowl with the bananas.
Whisk the mixture until it’s well-combined.
Chop 1/4 cup of walnuts and set to the side.
Time for the dry ingredients! Add the flour mixture, 1 3/4 cup of old-fashioned oats, 3 teaspoons of baking powder, a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of salt to the bowl.
Then whisk until the flour is well-combined.
Add the cranberries and walnuts to the bowl.
Use a spatula to fold the berries and nuts into the batter.
Liberally spray the muffin tins with cooking spray. Then use a ice cream scoop to divide the batter between the 12 muffin tins. they’ll be about 3/4’s full. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Once the muffins are baked and a toothpick is inserted and comes out cleanly, remove them from the oven.
Transfer the muffins to a wire cooling rack and let them cool completely. Enjoy them warm or cool…let’s be honest, they’ll be fabulous either way. Happy muffin eating!!
- 2 ripe Bananas, mashed
- 1 Egg
- ¼ cup Olive Oil
- ⅓ cup low fat Milk
- ⅓ cup Sugar
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, or use ¼ cup flaxseed meal and ¾ cup whole wheat flour instead
- 1¾ cup Old-Fashioned Oats
- 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
- Pinch of Cinnamon
- Pinch of Salt
- ¼ cup Walnuts, chopped
- 1- 1½ cup fresh Cranberries
- Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mash 2 ripe bananas. Then add in the egg, olive oil, milk and sugar. Whisk until it's well combined.
- Add the dry ingredients next including the flour (or flour/ground flaxseed mixture), old-fashioned oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk well to combine all of the flour.
- Carefully fold in the cranberries and chopped walnuts so they are throughout the batter.
- Grease 12 muffin tins really well with cooking spray. Then use an ice cream scoop to divide the batter throughout the tins. You'll want them to be about ¾ full.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes. Test the doneness by making sure a toothpick is inserted and comes out of the muffin clean. When the muffins are done, remove them from the tins and let them cool on a wire rack and enjoy!