I love having freshly made muffins in our house. I always try to make sure I sneak as many nutrient dense ingredients into them as possible into my muffins so that they are satisfying but also keep you full and fueled in the morning. These Cranberry Pumpkin Oat muffins are loaded with all sorts of ingredients like pumpkin, shredded carrots, shredded apple, and pecans, so you can feel good about grabbing one of these while running out the door. 

Cranberry pumpkin muffins

Baking with Oat Flour

I love using oats in my recipes. I love the flour and the additional energy they provide in baking. This recipe uses oat flour which is available in most grocery stores, but if you want to make your own in painfully easy. All you have to do is add some quick oats to your blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds. That’s it! You just made oat flour. 

cranberry pumpkin oat muffins

Let’s breakdown the ingredients!

Oat Flour- Oat flour is the structural base to this recipe. You can easily make this gluten free if you buy GF oats!

Baking soda- Baking soda helps the muffins rise. 

Eggs – There are 3 eggs in this recipe which adds lovely richness as well as helping the baking soda with the rising of the muffins

Apple sauce- I love baking with apple sauce. This adds great moisture and flavour to these muffins

Pumpkin Puree – Rich in iron and other health minerals, pumpkin puree gives a lovely colour and texture to these muffins 

Maple syrup – As a canadian, I love baking and cooking with maple syrup. This provides just a hint of sweetness and pairs beautifully with the pecans. 

Grated carrot and apple -I love sneaking fruits and veggies into my baked goods! 

Cranberries and pecans- You can change these up in favour of other ingredients that you like! 

Making muffins

Pumpkin Cranberry Oat Muffins

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Course Breakfast, coffee, lunch, Snack


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups oat flour blend 2 cups quick oats
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups Carrots, grated
  • 1 cup cranberries + 12 extra for topping
  • 1/2 cup pecans, crushed. + 12 extra for topping
  • 1/4 cup quick oats, for topping muffins


  • Preheat oven to 425F and grease a muffin pan.
  • In a bowl whisk together the oat flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the eggs, apple sauce, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, oil, grated carrots, cranberries, and crush pecans.
  • Combine both dry ingredients and wet ingredients together. Mix together until fully combined.
  • Spoon about 1/3 cup of mixture into each muffin mould. Top each muffin with a pinch of oats, 1 cranberry, and 1 pecan.
  • Bake muffins at 425F for 6 minutes and then lower the temp to 350F and bake for an addition 23-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, allow to cool and enjoy!
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Keyword healthy muffins, muffin, muffins
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