Muesli Muffins with Almonds & Cranberries – Recipe from Diabetes Canada

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muesli-muffins-with-almonds-and-cranberriesWhole grains, cranberries and almonds jack up the nutrient power in these muffins compared to common, cake-like ones. This recipe is provided by Diabetes Canada. Whether you are looking for diabetes-friendly recipes for yourself or for someone with diabetes, you can search Diabetes Canada’s delicious collection of savoury and sweet recipes by keywords, category or main ingredient to help you live well with diabetes. Visit

Makes 12 muffins

  • Canola cooking spray
  • 1 cup (250 mL) white whole-wheat flour
  • ⅔ cup (150 mL) granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) ground flaxseed
  • 1½ tsp (7 mL) ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tsp (4 mL) baking soda
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) salt
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) sliced almonds
  • 1½ cups (375 mL) quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup (125 mL) dried cranberries
  • 1 cup (250 mL) non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) canola oil
  • 1 jar (4 oz./114 mL) pear purée baby food
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ tsp (7 mL) almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Lightly spray 12-cup, non-stick muffin pan with cooking spray.

In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, flaxseed, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

In small bowl, combine almonds, ¼ cup (60 mL) oats and ¼ cup (60 mL) cranberries and set aside. Stir remaining oats and cranberries into flour mixture until well blended.

In medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, canola oil, pear purée, egg and almond extract. Stir yogurt mixture into flour mixture until just blended. Do not overmix.

Spoon equal amounts of batter into muffin cups. Sprinkle evenly with reserved almond mixture. Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan; serve warm or let cool to room temperature.