Nutty Cranberry Oat Muffins

Everyday muffins,  you know the ones you might eat for breakfast, grab for a mid-morning snack or encourage the kids to nom on after school, need to be tasty morsels with goodness built in. These nutty cranberry oat muffins fit the bill.walnut cranberry oat muffin l

Moist and delicious, made with whole wheat, large flake oats, walnuts and cranberries along with canola oil, eggs, buttermilk and honey. Tasty ingredients that satisfy and provide a little fibre, vitamins and minerals. walnut cranberry oat muffin

This recipe makes 12 nice, homemade sized muffins – not the gargantuan sized muffins you buy from large retailers or coffee shops. Just enough to hit the spot.

Make a batch and if you don’t have company over for tea, freeze them so they’ll be at their freshest when you enjoy them throughout the week.

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5 from 3 votes

Nutty Cranberry Oat Muffin

An everyday muffin you can enjoy for breakfast or snack. We love the tartness of cranberries in this recipe, but you could use just about any fruit.
Prep : 10 mins
Cook : 18 mins


  • 1 cup large flaked oats
  • 1 cup buttermilk *
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup sliced frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or sunflower seeds


  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease a muffin pan or line with papers.
  • In large bowl, mix oats and buttermilk*; let stand for 15 minutes.
  • In separate large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • Mix honey, oil, vanilla and egg with oats.
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. Add cranberries and walnuts.
  • Spoon into muffin pan.
  • Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle on muffins.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes until tops are firm to touch.


*To make a substitute for buttermilk place 1 Tbsp of lemon juice in a measuring cup. Add enough milk to make 1 cup; let sit for 5 minutes.
Try sour cherries and sunflower seeds - so good!
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We love these cranberry oat muffins, do you have a favorite every day muffin?

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  1. These muffins are so good! The sweet cranberries with the crunchy walnuts go so well together. I get tired of making blueberry muffins all the time and these are a great way to switch things up! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Corinne! Glad you enjoyed these muffins.
      All the best,

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