I have been cravings cranberries for months now and today was the day. My favorite use is honestly probably in martinis but you can’t drink those everyday. There is something so nice about their tartness in a sweet surrounding. Plus they are full of antioxidants and so really good for you!
I love making muffins to take to work for breakfast and I always try to keep them on the healthy side since muffins can definitely go in the cakey direction.
Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins(12 muffins)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine cranberries and 1/4 cup white sugar. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine oats and buttermilk. Let stand for 5 – 10 minutes. Add oil, brown sugar, and egg. Beat until mixed. Add flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until mixed. Add cranberries and stir until mixed. Add nuts if desired.
Spoon mixture into muffin tins, filling 2/3 full. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes or until lightly browned and set in the middle. Remove from pans and cool on a rack.