Livliga Cranberry-Banana Muffin

Friday, March 5, 2021

 A Favorite Muffin for Adults and Kids

Livliga Cranberry-Banana Muffin
Make sure to serve this delicious muffins up on your favorite Livliga dinner pattern!

This is a great recipe for a healthy muffins that is great for celebrations and holidays.  Use them for a celebratory brunch or to give to family and friends as a gift…or make them for yourself…just because. These Cranberry-Banana Muffins are filling and satisfying because of the whole wheat flour, fresh banana, applesauce and plain Greek yogurt used.  And by using far less sugar they do not trigger the need for more sugary sweets as so many pre-packaged treats do. These muffins are great on their own or included as part of a meal. Easy to freeze too!

Livliga Cranberry-Banana Muffins

Livliga Cranberry-Banana Muffin


  • 1 cup flour, unbleached
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • ½ cup Truvia Baking Sugar Blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cup banana, ripe and mashed (3 large)
  • ⅓ cup Greek yogurt, low fat and plain
  • ¼ cup applesauce, unsweetened and organic
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 lower sugar dried cranberries  (Ocean Spray Reduce Sugar Craisins or Paradise Meadow Dried Cranberries/50% less sugar)
  • Cooking Spray


  1. Combine flours, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Make a well in center of flour mixture.
  2. In a separate bowl beat eggs with a whisk. Next add mashed banana, yogurt, applesauce and vanilla, stirring with the whisk.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until moist. Fold in the dried cranberries
  4. Spoon batter into muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray. Fill two-thirds full.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched lightly in the center.
  6. Let muffins sit in tin for 10 minutes. Promptly remove muffins and serve. These muffins keep well for a few days in the refrigerator or weeks in the freezer.


Baking Tip: These muffins make great mini-muffins. To bake them set the oven temperature to 350° and reduce the time to 15 minutes. Always check to make sure they are done!

Serves: 12. Serving size: 1 regular-sized muffin. 

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 133; Fat 1.3g; Sodium 169mg; Carbohydrate 29.9g; Dietary Fiber 2.4g; Protein 4.3g.

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