Moist Apple Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins Recipe Is a Sweet Way to Enjoy Cranberries by Elisa Schmitz

Moist Apple Oatmeal Cranberry Muffins Recipe Is a Sweet Way to Enjoy Cranberries

I always get excited about cranberry season. Loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, cranberries are a great source of nutrition. Studies have shown that cranberries may even help prevent urinary tract infections, improve gut health, and help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

But cranberries are pretty tart, so finding delicious recipes (aside from cranberry sauce or this amazing cream cheese cranberry bread) can be a challenge. That's why I decided to try my hand at making cranberry apple oatmeal muffins. And, they turned out really well!

Packed with proteinfiber, whole grain oats, cranberries, apples and bananas – even though you can't really taste the bananas in this recipe – these moist muffins are quick and easy to make (and awesome for on-the-go breakfasts or snacks). I'll be making these apple cranberry cups all season long (and even freezing some to enjoy in the coming months). What a sweet way to enjoy cranberries! 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Servings: 24 muffins


  • 3 cups rolled oats (I used gluten-free oats)
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed (you could substitute 1/2 cup apple sauce if you prefer)
  • 1 cup milk or nut milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 4 eggs (I used 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups diced apples
  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional, but so good)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put all ingredients except cranberries into a bowl. Mix until well combined.
  2. Fold in cranberries.
  3. Pour the batter into muffin tins. (I used liners, but if you prefer not to, then spray the muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray.)
  4. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Note: 30Seconds is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.

Recipe cooking times and servings are approximate. Need to convert cooking and baking measurements? Here are some kitchen conversion charts. Here's how to submit your recipes to 30Seconds.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Muffin Tins $8 & Up
Walnuts $3 & Up
Rolled Oats $2 & Up
Baking Powder $2 & Up
Cinnamon $3 & Up
Vanilla $4 & Up

Sweet & Tart Cranberry Pie Recipe: Who Needs Cranberry Sauce?

Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe: This Healthy Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Recipe Is a Slow Cooker Fall Fave

Donna John
These muffins look really good! I always buy extra bags of fresh cranberries and keep them in the freezer. Have two in there now. Going to try this recipe! Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Elisa Schmitz
I'm going to start freezing cranberries, too, Donna John . I get so sad when I can't find them in the store any more. Hope you enjoy these muffins!
Ann Marie Patitucci
These look delicious (and pretty, too)!
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you! They're very festive and yummy (and actually kind of healthy). Hope you enjoy, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead !

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Crustless Spinach & Feta Casserole Pie Recipe Is Greek Greatness

Ground Beef Gravy Recipe With Mashed Potatoes (6 Ingredients, 15 Minutes)

Savory Mediterranean Spinach & Cheese Muffins Recipe (25 Minutes)

Crispy Baked Fish Sticks Recipe Is Family Pleasin' In 20 Minutes