Cranberry Banana Muffins

These cranberry banana muffins are not only delicious but they’re low in fat and low calorie too! Perfect as a snack or as a grab and go healthy breakfast they take just 20 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake.

These cranberry banana muffins are not only delicious but they're low in fat and low calorie too! Perfect as a snack or as a grab and go healthy breakfast they take just 20 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake.

Cranberry banana muffins have been a long time in the making.

I mean you folks know that I’m obsessed with cranberries at this time of the year don’t you?

So, I’ve been pretty much waiting all year to bring you another cranberry recipe, and finally now I can!

These cranberry banana muffins are not only delicious but they're low in fat and low calorie too! Perfect as a snack or as a grab and go healthy breakfast they take just 20 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake.

And, these are healthy cranberry banana muffins.

I’ve not used any butter and they have as little sugar in them as possible.

By using just a little vegetable oil and no fat Greek yogurt they’re light, fluffy and moist too.

I think your just going to love these!

These cranberry banana muffins are not only delicious but they're low in fat and low calorie too! Perfect as a snack or as a grab and go healthy breakfast they take just 20 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake.

In fact, if you don’t believe me, ask my colleagues at work.

Last Monday I took in a box of these. I went into a meeting at 10 and came out at 11 and they were all gone!

How’s that for validating my cranberry baking obsession? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Cranberry Banana Muffins And My Cranberry Obsession

Cranberries are such amazing little vibrant berries don’t ya think?

I’m not only obsessed with baking with then, but eating as many as possible because of their associated health benefits.

For instance, did you know that these little beauties are full of antioxidants? That helps to keep our cells healthy.

And, cranberries contain compounds that help protect againstย cancer, strokes and cardiovascular disease too.

So, is it little wonder I’m obsessed?

Why don’t you check out my festive cranberry banana bread and my delectable chocolate cranberry truffles to make sure you’re getting your healthy fill of cranberries as well?

These cranberry banana muffins are not only delicious but they're low in fat and low calorie too! Perfect as a snack or as a grab and go healthy breakfast they take just 20 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake.

These cranberry banana muffins will keep fresh in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days.

That’s of course if they last that long. ๐Ÿ˜‰

These cranberry banana muffins are not only delicious but they're low in fat and low calorie too! Perfect as a snack or as a grab and go healthy breakfast they take just 20 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake.
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Cranberry Banana Muffins
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
These cranberry banana muffins are not only delicious but they're low in fat and low calorie too. Perfect as a snack or as a grab and go healthy breakfast!
Course: Home Baking
Servings: 12 -16
Calories: 140 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 tbsp porridge oats
  • 100 g light brown soft sugar
  • 130 g chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 ripe medium size bananas
  • 1 medium egg
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 50 ml Greek yogurt % Fat
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C / Fan 180C
  2. Line muffin tray with paper cases.
  3. Sieve flour into a large bowl, add the bicarbonate of soda then stir in the porridge oats, sugar and chopped cranberries.
  4. In a separate bowl, first mash up the bananas then mix in the egg, vegetable oil and yogurt.
  5. Fold these wet ingredients carefully into the dry ingredients you donโ€™t want to make the mixture too dense.
  6. Divide the mixture equally between the paper cases, filling to the top of each case.
  7. Bake in the centre of the oven for approximately 15 โ€“ 18 minutes. Insert a toothpick (which should come out clean) to check they are cooked.
  8. Allow to cool a little in the muffin tray before removing and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.
  9. Once cooled completely, store in an air tight sealed container.

Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Banana Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.6g 6%
Cholesterol 10.4mg 3%
Sodium 84.7mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 24.3g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
Sugars 8.5g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 1%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Well folks, I hope your Christmas shopping is going well.

Mine is pretty much done, but I know I’m going to have the usual last few pressies which I’ll panic about.

Still, that’s all part of the Christmas fun isn’t it?

Talking of fun, I had a fantastic winters’ walk with Mike last month staying in Newtonmore and climbing Meall Chuach.

So, you’ll have two posts to look forward to next week, those Meall Chuaich, Drumochter, winter hillwalk pictures on Tuesday and another spiralized festive recipe on Thursday.

You’ll not want to miss that next spiralized recipe on Thursday. It’s a great way to use up those Brussels sprouts!

But, that’s two spiralized recipes in the same month, I hear you say? Yep, don’t say I’m not good to you now. ๐Ÿ˜†

Catch you next week!

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These cranberry banana muffins are not only delicious but they're low in fat and low calorie too! Perfect as a snack or as a grab and go healthy breakfast they take just 20 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake.

Comments

  1. Yes! I love cranberries! I’ve been obsessed these past couple of years and love finding new ways to use fresh cranberries in my cooking and baking!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Brilliant. I am so glad that I’m not the only one completely obsessed with cranberries too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. YUM! YAAAS to cranberries (as you already know). And yes to muffins (again, already a known quantity). We need to have a cranberry muffin party, methinks.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      A cranberry muffin party. Brilliant idea!

      We’ll have to get in some cranberry wine too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Neil, these muffins look wonderful! I’ve had cran-apple muffins before but now cranberry banana ones – these must be so moist – I wish I had one with my breakfast! Love your use of veg oil and Greek yogurt in these!
    I’m impressed,it’s only the 8th and you are almost done with your Christmas shoppin – I haven’t even started – yikes! But the hustle is part of the fun of the holidays for sure ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope you and lady Lynne have a wonderful week and weekend!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Shashi. I like the sound of cran-apple muffins. Yum! ๐Ÿ™‚ Must look them up!

      And yes, that secret (or not so secret now :lol:) formula of using Greek yogurt and veggie oil really does make a deliciously moist muffin. Without the use of butter.

      Have a great weekend yourself. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. I know how amazing that banana and cranberry combo is!! Pinning these beauties ๐Ÿ™‚
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  5. Why have I never had cranberries and bananas together before. It sounds like a wonderful combination.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      You should so try them together Jeff. They are a totally magic combination. Sweet and sour combined. Delicious! ๐Ÿ˜€

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