Whole Wheat and Oat Apple Cranberry Muffins

Makes 12-16 Muffins


1 large egg
1/4 cup grapeseed or other healthy oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Steviacane
1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
1/2 cup orange juice
2 cups quick cooking oats (not instant or old fashioned)
1 cup whole wheat flour*
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 cups apple cut in pieces
1/2 cup dried or fresh cranberries

*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


Preheat oven to 375°F.

If using silicone muffin pans, no preparation is needed. For metal pans, spray with baking spray or brush evenly with melted butter and then dust with flour. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk egg and oil until smooth. Add vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, Steviacane, buttermilk, orange juice and whisk smooth.

Add oats and let batter sit for 10 minutes to soften oats. After 10 minute rest, combine whole wheat flour and baking soda and mix into batter using a spatula.

Fold in apple pieces and cranberries. Fill muffin pans 3/4 full. Do not overfill as this may cause poor rising.

Place in oven and bake until center of muffins spring back when lightly pressed with a finger, about 22 minutes or more for larger muffin pans.