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Cranberry Almond Granola Muffins

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Yield 12 serviings
Granola is the secret ingredient in these tasty muffins filled with cranberries and almonds.


  • 1 cup fat-free (skim) milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup fat-free egg product or 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Nature Valley™ cranberry almond protein granola
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Coarse sugar, if desired

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray, or place paper baking cup in each muffin cup.

  2. In large bowl, beat milk, oil, egg product and almond extract with spoon. Stir in flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt just until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy). Fold in cranberries and granola.

  3. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (cups will be full). Top with almonds and coarse sugar.

  4. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan. Cool on cooling rack.


  6. Serving Size: 1 Muffin

  7. Calories 180 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g ), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 250mg, Total Carbohydrate 28g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 11g ), Protein 4g

  8. % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 10%; Iron 8%;

  9. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2


  11. *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.