Gluten-Free Healthy Cinnamon-y, Cranberry, Toasted Walnut & Oatmeal Muffins

Warm cinnamon-y, cranberry and toasted walnut gluten-free oatmeal muffins make a perfect breakfast-on-the-go, snack or dessert.
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Gluten-Free Cranberry, Toasted Walnut & Oatmeal Muffins

Healthy Cinnamon-y, Cranberry, Toasted Walnut and Oatmeal Muffins

“Fall” in love with this not-so-typical Cranberry, Toasted Walnut and Oatmeal muffin recipe that uses applesauce to replace part of the fat. As a bonus, the combination of cinnamon, toasted walnuts, and sweet cranberry combine to fill your kitchen with the delicious smells of baked fall goodness!

When Summer turns to Fall I can’t help but get excited about making and eating muffins. I love how convenient muffins are for grabbing when pinched for time before heading out for morning yoga, needing a mid-morning snack or even wanting a bit of dessert to top off a meal.

Despite most muffins getting a bad rap for being high in calories (typically around 400 calories each, or more) due to the amount of fat and sugar used, these hearty gluten-free muffins are chocked full of healthy and highly nutritious ingredients to cut the calories and fuel your day. Using applesauce in the recipe to replace part of the fat, in combination with dried cranberries provides a natural sweetness in the muffins; while including walnuts adds extra texture to the chew giving the muffins a delicious little bit of crunch. Toasting the walnuts before adding them enhances the nutty flavor and goodness of the muffins. And, you can’t beat how toasting the walnuts accentuates the natural flavor and fragrance in the muffins while they’re baking!

Gluten-Free Cranberry, Toasted Walnut & Oatmeal Muffins
Well worth the effort to make them, these great flavorful muffins will take you beyond hum-drum, moving you well on your way towards fulfilling your healthy eating plan. Enjoy!

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Gluten-Free Cranberry, Toasted Walnut & Oatmeal Muffins

Gluten-Free Healthy Cinnamon-y, Cranberry, Toasted Walnut and Oatmeal Muffins

Warm cinnamon-y, cranberry, and toasted walnut, gluten-free oatmeal muffins make a perfect breakfast-on-the-go, snack or dessert.
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Course: Breakfast, On-the-Go, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry, gluten-free, muffins, oatmeal, walnut
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 226kcal

Equipment

  • 12-Muffin tin
  • Paper muffin cups
  • mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Utensils - Whisk, Spoon, Rubber spatula, Scoop

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF
  • Line a standard 12-muffin tin with paper baking cups or lightly spray each cup with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, whisk together. Add brown sugar and stir to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, add applesauce, milk, oil, and egg, blend to combine. Add to oat and flour mixture; stirring until the ingredients become moistened.
  • Stir in the cranberries and nuts.
  • Divide the batter equally between the muffin cups; a large ice-cream scoop works well to measure the batter for approximately 1/2 to 1/3 cup per scoop (+/-) for 12 muffins.
  • Sprinkle each batter-filled cup with a pinch or two of the remaining two tablespoons of oats and a little of the coconut palm sugar.
  • Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffins comes out clean. Cool muffins in the pan placed on a wire rack for 5 minutes; remove from the pan and serve warm.

Footnotes

*Or substitute Coconut Palm Sugar

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