Healthy Cranberry Muffins

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a great muffin recipe that just happens to be healthy. It makes a cake-like, delicate muffin.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the chopped cranberries and white sugar.
  2. Set aside.
  3. In a second bowl, combine the oats and buttermilk.
  4. Allow the mixture to stand for 45 min-1 hour.
  5. In a large bowl, mix the shortening, brown sugar, and egg.
  6. Stir the baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour together.
  7. Then add the dry mixture into the wet, alternating with additions of the oat-buttermilk mixture.
  8. Combine everything until just moistened.
  9. Fill greased muffin tins 3/4 full.
  10. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.


Most Helpful

These were really good! I did follow the other reviewers' lead and used 2 cups of whole cranberries. I also used Smart Balance regular tub margarine, added a tsp of vanilla, and saved some of the brown sugar to sprinkle on top, along with some walnuts. Tried them with and without, and they were definitely better with! Stirred in the cranberries after step 8 (they are missing from the directions). They had just the right sweetness for me, with a subtle oat flavor.

Maito October 19, 2007

I like the others, love this recipe. I also added more cranberries. As mentioned in other reviews, I also added vanilla and substituted a canola extra virgin olive oil blend (something new I found) for the shortening and also added the walnuts. It is a wonderful healthy snack. It is a great recipe!

Mrs.Red September 26, 2011

These are fabulous!

I used canola oil instead of shortening. Being a CRANBERRY NUT, I added a full bag (2 cups) of whole cranberries. It was a wonderful combination of sweet and tart.

snowpeasandcarrots December 15, 2010

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