Cranberry-Oatmeal Muffins with Applesauce


These cranberry-oatmeal muffins are a yummy, not-too-sweet, morning treat with the perfect combination of grainy goodness and tart berries.

Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins with Applesauce in tin with one muffin cut in half
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 muffins


  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • cup canola oil

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup regular oats, uncooked

  • ½ cup dark brown sugar

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¼ cups chopped fresh cranberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.

  2. Combine applesauce, oil, orange juice, egg, and vanilla extract in a large bowl; mix well.

  3. Combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, oats, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in another bowl. Add dry mix to wet mix, stirring just until moistened. Gently fold in cranberries; do not overmix. Divide batter evenly between the prepared muffin cups.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed and muffins are light golden brown, 15 to 25 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

You can use frozen cranberries instead of fresh.

If using a dark or nonstick muffin tin, bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
7g Fat
35g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 118mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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