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Cranberry Apple Muffins

cranberry apple muffins

Cranberry Apple Muffins

Fall is almost here and one of the best things about fall is the food!! If you’re looking for something a little different than your pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice muffins and other sweet treats; look no further, try these cranberry apple muffins that’ll be sure to please!

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I created this muffin recipe mainly because my 6 year old daughter wanted me to by craisins (dried cranberries) and then I decided to mix it up with the type of muffin I made for the week. Because my girls and I apparently can’t go a week without making muffins lately. They’re so easy to make, the perfect size for little ones to eat for a snack, not that messy, and freeze very well!

Muffins are one of the best snacks out there! (Especially when you sub out eggs for flax eggs, and oil for applesauce- honestly, my girls and I couldn’t even tell the difference!)

Let’s Make These Easy Cranberry Apple Muffins

Now, I don’t like making more dirty dishes than need washing than absolutely necessary (I haven’t had a dishwasher in my home for almost 3 years…). So, you’ll simply need one large bowl (and one small to make the flax egg), a spoon, and measuring cups and spoons to make the batter.

Start with  preheating the oven to 350ºF and setting out your silicone muffins cups, or lining your muffin tin.

Then you’ll want to prepare the flax egg for the recipe by mixing together 1 tablespoon flaxmeal and about 3 tablespoons water. Flaxmeal is simply ground up flaxseeds; you can buy it already ground up or use a coffee grinder, food processor, nutribullet to grind it up.

Now would also be a good time to grind up oats into oat flour if you don’t buy oat flour already prepared or don’t have any home made oat flour ready to be used. Grind it the same way you did for the flaxmeal.

Once you’re done with any prep work needed, add and mix all of the dry ingredients together (besides the apple and cranberries).

cranberry apple muffins

Then add in all of the wet ingredients and mix well.

cranberry apple muffins

Add in the cranberries and chopped apples, mix well and then divide the batter into the baking cups. Fill the baking cups about two thirds of the way up.

cranberry apple muffins

Once you’re done dividing up the batter, place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until slightly golden on top!

cranberry apple muffins

Feel free to add a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon to the top of the muffins if you want them to be slightly sweeter!

cranberry apple muffins

Cranberry Apple Muffins

Shawna Clapper
These cranberry apple muffins are great for the fall, or any time of the year! Enjoy them as a healthy treat with your kids.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 20 muffins


  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1 cup soymilk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 medium apples diced


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and set out silicone baking cups or add liners to a muffin tin.
  • Make flax egg by mixing together 2 tbsp flaxmeal and 6 tbsp water, set aside.
  • Add flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir til mixed well.
  • Add applesauce, flax eggs, and milk in with the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add in apples, dried cranberries, and cinnamon and fold in.
  • Add batter to baking cups or muffin tin, about ⅔ of the way to the top.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or til almost golden on the top.
  • Let cool and enjoy!


These freeze well and take about 15 seconds to warm up in the microwave, or leave out overnight to thaw.
Keyword apple muffins, apples, banana, cranberry, cranberry apple muffins, cranberry muffins, muffins, vegan muffins
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