Moist and easy. I like to wrap cooled muffins in plastic wrap and freeze to pop into lunch boxes. This can also be baked as a loaf.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
22 mins
total:
37 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

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  • Mash bananas and sugar together in a bowl; add egg and vanilla extract and mix well. Stir whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl; stir into banana mixture just until batter is mixed. Stir oil into batter and fold in cranberries. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 22 to 26 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Variations: replace cranberries with fresh or frozen blueberries, 1/2 cup chopped nuts, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 3/4 cup raisins, etc.

Brown sugar can be used in place of the white sugar. All-purpose flour can be used in place of the whole wheat.

This can also be baked in a loaf pan for 50 to 60 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 29.9g; fat 3.1g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 165.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2017
I substituted honey for the sugar, applesauce for the oil, and dried cranberries for frozen cranberries. I baked them at 325 for 24 minutes and they came out perfect. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2019
I followed the recipe with only one very slight change. 3 bananas is equal to around 1 cup of mashed banana so I used 1 cup of mashed banana (I had only two very large bananas in the house). The muffins are tasty and have a nice texture but are a little too sweet for me. I would probably cut the sugar slightly if I made these again. Read More
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2017
I substituted honey for the sugar, applesauce for the oil, and dried cranberries for frozen cranberries. I baked them at 325 for 24 minutes and they came out perfect. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2016
A good muffin but I felt that the tartness of the cranberries over powered the banana flavor just a bit too much. I wonder if dried cranberries might work better? I used AP flour instead of whole wheat and tossed in about 1/4 cups of chopped walnuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2017
Great but I tweaked it. I added a dash of cinnamon and A little bit more but I love because I love the flavor. I use dried cranberries instead of frozen. I also added a little less sugar because my husband has slightly high blood sugar so we avoid using a lot of sugar in baking And they came out awesome backed for about 23 minutes and they were great! Super soft and moist. Can't wait to make the recipe again but maybe next time I'll use another fruit instead of cranberries to experiment! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2017
Love these!! Substituted AP flour for the whole wheat flour used brown sugar instead of the white sugar and added 1 extra banana and frozen blueberries to the batter instead of cranberries....will definitely make these again:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2019
We liked these! I've made them twice now once exactly as written and another time attempting a healthier version by using applesauce instead of oil and half brown sugar and half white sugar. The healthier version was still really good so I'll attempt reducing the sugar next time. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/21/2019
I followed the recipe with only one very slight change. 3 bananas is equal to around 1 cup of mashed banana so I used 1 cup of mashed banana (I had only two very large bananas in the house). The muffins are tasty and have a nice texture but are a little too sweet for me. I would probably cut the sugar slightly if I made these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2019
Absolutely lovely muffins. Delicious. Highly recommend. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2018
I made too many changes to really give this a fair review - added an extra banana swapped 1 cup of powdered sugar for white sugar etc. As a result they were not very sweet but when topped with maple syrup or honey they tasted good and were moist! If I made again I'd probably use the suggested ingredients and might cook or soak the cranberries in simple syrup. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2017
I appreciate the ingredients for my teen but she didn't like the whole (or even halved) cranberries. Next time I will either dice the cranberries or will dice craisins. Otherwise this was a hit!! Read More
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