Biggest Loser’s Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins

This recipe comes from my sister Kristen- her and her friends in Missouri put together a cookbook of their favorite recipes and I found this little treasure in there. Since we start our 8 Week Challenge tomorrow, I whipped up a batch of these and plan on keeping them in the freezer. By now you have probably figured out that I am a junk food junkie, so I am hoping that these muffins will help fill my sugar void while I compete with my sisters and YOU (join our 8 Week Challenge Facebook group!) to get healthy and earn the most points. 🙂
Whether you are trying to get a little more healthy or not, these are perfect for breakfast or for a healthy snack.

Biggest Loser's Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins
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  • Bowl One:
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 cups milk (I used skim)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (I used craisins)
  • Bowl Two:
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups Splenda (you could substitute sugar)
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • Bowl Three:
  • 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cups walnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add bowl one to bowl two and mix well. Add to bowl three and mix just enough to moisten (you don't want to overmix these!). Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake for about 20 minutes. To check and make sure they are done, insert a toothpick in a muffin and make sure that it comes out clean.
  2. Makes 2 dozen muffins.



849 cal


31 g


122 g


28 g
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13 Responses to “Biggest Loser’s Cranberry Oatmeal Muffins”

  1. Made these tonight and cut the Splenda to 1 cup - could have probably gone even a little lower - glad I didn't do more! These are great!! Also used pecans instead of walnuts. Hubby loved them too! Can't wait to share them with the ladies at church in the AM. :)
  2. These are yummy! I had the original version at a friend's house then adapted it at home to make it a bit healthier. I used half the sugar, used fresh cranberries and quadrupled the amount, and when I made these the second time (this morning), I used non-fat plain yogurt in place of the oil. I just polished off two for breakfast, and they were delish! I love the texture from the oatmeal and the walnuts!

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