Monday, January 27, 2014

Banana Cranberry Muffins

Keep a bag of cranberries in your freezer so you can make these muffins any time of year.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 3/4 cup oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries (do not thaw first)
For the topping:
  • 1/4 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add pecans and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat egg.
  4. Add banana and buttermilk and beat until smooth
  5. Add melted butter and chopped cranberries and stir to mix.
  6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir only until mixed.
  7. Place in muffin pans, filling cups to about 2/3 full.
  8. Sprinkle each muffing with topping.
  9. Bake at 375ยบ for about 20 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into centre of muffin comes out clean.
  10. Immediately loosen from muffin pans and remove to a rack to cool.


  1. Adding this one to my list! I use cranberries in lots of things, so I'm happy to have another recipe to try :)

  2. THis sounds very naughty! Not legal for sure.....thank you for the recipe I can't wait to try them.

  3. Cranberries were on sale at 99 cents (US) per bag at my market recently, and I loaded up! Can't wait to try this recipe.

  4. I have some cranberries in my freezer right now - these look delicious!

  5. These look amazing! What kind of oatmeal would you use? Regular or quick cooking?

  6. I made these GF and they were moist and delicious!

  7. I made these wonderful muffins, and they are so delicious! So moist they almost fall apart. I did, however, substitute the cranberries for some fresh strawberries. I'll have to buy some cranberries and try them that way, too. So good, and good for you!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  8. I made these today and they are very yummy! I used 50/50 flour & oatmeal instead of the bran, added a bit of cinnamon to the topping and left out the pecans since I didn't have any. I will definitely make them again.