Monday, February 14, 2011

Banana Cranberry Fiber Muffins


Happy Valentines Day dear ones!!

When I bought some high fibre cereal with good intentions of adding it to our diet and found it took a long time for two people to eat that much cereal for breakfast I needed to get creative with places to tuck it in.
My mom in law gave me this sweet little muffin tin which I enjoy using for special coffee breaks with special folks. . .and sometimes just my Valentine!

I like making this recipe because it has a zipper bag and one bowl method.
Next time you know your morning will be a rush. . .put the dry ingredients in a zipper bag the night before and your muffins will be half done.


Bananas and Cranberries add a huge boost of flavour to this muffin.  They keep moist for lunch boxes and for special coffee dates. . .add a dab of cream cheese frosting and a banana slice to spread a little love!



  • 3 medium bananas


  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries roughly chopped


  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  • 1 cup of fibre one cereal or other high fibre cereal


  • 1 egg


  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • 1/3 cup melted butter


  • 1 1/4 cup flour


  • 1 tablespoon baking powder


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


    1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
    2. Put the bananas in a large mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher.
    3. Add the egg and sugar and using the masher, continue to whip the mixture to combine.
    4. Add the milk and melted butter and stir together.
    5. Put the cereal in a medium sized seal-able bag and crush with a rolling pin.
    6. Add the remaining dry ingredients to the bag and shake to combine.
    7. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and add the cranberries.
    8. Fill 12 muffin lined cups and bake about 25 minutes or until the muffins test clean with a toothpick.

    11 comments:

    1. These look good and good for you, Lovella. Wish I had one right now...

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    2. What a pretty pan! I like the zip lock idea...all our young mom readers should tuck this idea away. I know my daughters are always looking for fun ideas for their young families. I know one of them was going to have heart shaped muffins before they headed out to school. I will try your recipe.....needing fibre at our age.

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    3. first of all, so cute! that pan is five kinds of fab. second of all, i love this recipe! yumm, some of my favorite things! thank you for sharing, as per usual, i love your posts :)
      HAPPY VALENTINES <3
      -meg
      @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com
      @ http://www.myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

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    4. I can attest to the fact that these were delicious!! ... and so pretty in that dish!

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    5. Such a pretty Valentine's muffin. Great on fibre too.

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    6. These sound wonderful. And perfect timing. I was just thinking today that I needed to go in search of some high fiber muffins....cool.

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    7. i can attest to the yumminess of these muffins as Lovella served them to me at a special coffee time! They were awesome!

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    8. Do any of you remember making a heart cake before the days of heart pans?

      Make a round cake and a square cake. Cut the round cake in half. Use the halves as the round tops of the heart. Glue them to the square with icing or jam. Trim as needed. Then ice your heart shaped cake with pink icing. Sharon

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    9. Ooops should have said "turn your square to a diamon", then glue our halves to the top to make the heart shape.

      Coffee. Coffee.

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    10. Hi Anonymous,
      I can resonate with your wonderful give away tip...
      That's the only way I ever made a heart cake. I don't have too many fancy pans. I like simple solutions like that idea...It's great and we all have those pans in our cupboards.

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