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Cranberry Almond Banana Muffins

I can’t believe we’re at the end of 2017! This year has gone by in a flash, and I wanted to celebrate with you by sharing an easy recipe that will be perfect for your New Years brunch!

Cranberry Almond Banana Muffins

Before I get to that, I wanted to share with you some fantastic personal highlights from this year! Clint and I welcomed our beautiful baby girl Clodagh in May. That means we have a full house of ladies (four girls in total). Our little girl, Hazel turned two years old (going on twelve), and our oldest girls are officially in ‘grades’ in school (grade one and grade two).

I also have decided to take some time off my full time job and focus on my family, and what I love: MY BLOG! With four wee ladies (and one hungry husband) I’m hoping to share more if myself with you – our adventures, easy and family-friendly recipes, and tips on how I survive the daily grind (#MomLife). Clint and I are also currently planning our wedding (more on that to come in a later post) which we will be celebrating this September.

That being said, I wanted to share with you and your family a Happy New Year. I’m so happy you were able to stop by today and take a peek on these delicious little treats. If you saw me on Facebook yesterday you saw that I literally just whipped these up. Inspiration came when I was starring in my refrigerator and saw a bag of cranberries that I need to use up (yeay for Christmas Dinner leftovers… am I right?!). I will use some of those delicious fresh gems in champagne tonight, but I had a ton remaining…

Tart cranberries, paired with sweet, overripe bananas make a perfect pair! I thought I would take a twist and add almond extract in the batter and top these off with almond slivers. The best part? If you’ve made my Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins, you know how easy they are to make. Using the base for that recipe and making some adjustments allowed for these easy peasy muffins to be prepped in under 10 minutes and baked in about 20 minutes.

Cranberry Almond Banana Muffins

I love this warm tasting muffin. What's better is it's the perfect excuse to use up any leftover cranberries after Christmas or Thanksgiving.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 Bananas ripe
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Pure Almond Extract
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup Fresh Cranberries roughly chopped
  • 1/4 Almond slivered

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease a muffin tin, or add liners. In a large bowl mash bananas with a fork. Then stir in the egg, sugar, vegetable oil, and almond extract.
  • In a small bowl mix together the nutmeg, cinnamon, flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Add the dry bowl into the wet ingredients and stir together once. Add cranberries and give everything a few stirs to bring it together. Divide equally into the muffin tin and top with slivered almonds.
  • Bake for 20 – 25 minutes checking after 20 minutes.

Notes

Freeze It: These delicious muffins can easily be frozen once cooled completely. Defrost on the counter for a few hours and enjoy a tasty homemade treat when you want!
Servings: 12 servings

I consider this a win for easy freezer meals! Next up: 2018 goals. I can’t wait to share with you what my plans are, along with tasty meals that are perfect for your family! Happy New Years Sweet Friends!

Delicious Cranberry Almond Banana Muffins. Prep in 10 minutes, bake in 20! Perfect for your next brunch!

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15 Comments

  1. Thank you for inspiring me today with your muffin recipe – I have three ripe bananas just waiting to be transformed and your recipe is perfect! They look delicious! Happy New Year to you and your lovely family ❤️

  2. I love baking with cranberries. And bananas for that matter. And yet, I’ve never thought to put the two together. I’m going to have to do something about that (e.g. make these muffins… haha). Congrats on a wonderful year (and it was awesome meeting you in person!), and congrats on the growing family. Honestly, I don’t know how you have time to breathe, let alone blog. So kudos to you. 🙂

    1. coffee… lots of coffee… ha ha ha it was great meeting you face to face Sean! I hope you enjoy these muffins, and see you next year at FBC hopefully?!

  3. Your family is precious!! Always looking for a delicious muffin recipe for our mornings, and I love the flavor combination in this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Ooooh I love baking with fresh cranberries! They are so wonderfully tart. Never would have thought to pair them with bananas but it sounds delicious!

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