Cranberry Apple Oat Muffins



  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seed, ground
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, washed and stems removed
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin with nonstick spray or line with paper muffin cups.
  2. Combine flour, flax seed, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, oil, and vanilla. Fold dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir just until moistened. Gently fold in cranberries and apples just until combined.
  4. Distribute batter evenly into muffin tins. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy.


14 servings

Nutrition Tip

Both apples and cranberries are excellent sources of Vitamin C, fiber, and several beneficial phytonutrients. Vitamin C and certain phytonutrients in cranberries, specifically proanthocyanidins, can act as antioxidants.

The fiber in these muffins, from the apples, cranberries, flax seed, and oats, may provide additional health benefits. Including an adequate amount of fiber in your diet can help with bowel irregularities and weight management, as well as aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.


Source: Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center

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