Hi friends! I have another banana muffin variation to share today -- told you we go through a ton of bananas at our house! And when you eat as many as we do, you're always trying to change things up a little bit. This time around, I did something really brave and omitted the chocolate chips, which shocked quite a few people around here, including me. I also added some dried cranberries for a completely different flavor. But these Banana Cranberry Muffins actually taste really good, and the kids loved them, so I'm calling our little experiment a success!
I seriously think my family could eat banana bread or muffins every day, and I just might have the basic recipe memorized. Since everyone loved the banana bread muffins I made last time, I used the same basic recipe, with a couple of changes.
I used coconut oil in place of the butter, and I substituted brown sugar for the white sugar. Oh, and don't forget the lack of chocolate. But like I mentioned earlier, we loved the changes!
Ingredients for Banana Cranberry Muffins
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup organic coconut oil
- 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup dried cranberries, or Craisins
I'm so curious to see how long this chocolate-free batch lasts. Last time, the kids had some for after-school snacks, and the rest of the batch was polished off at breakfast.
But if they don't gobble up these banana cranberry muffins, I sure will!
Thanks so much for visiting!
Erlene A says
We love banana breads of any kind at our house too. I love the addition of cranberries instead of chocolate chips for a change. Pinned and will give this a try.
Steph @ Three Loud Kids! says
These looks really good. I never would have thought to mix bananas and cranberries but I bet this are just perfect for breakfast!
mmmm, love the substitutions you made, and what a great idea!
Dee M says
Thanks, Julie. I love the chocolate, but I think the cranberry muffins may work better for breakfast. 🙂
Julie Nichols says
These look delicious!! I have all of the above ingredients so I am definitely going to make these. Heading over to check out the chocolate chip ones...cause I am a chocolate lover! Yum can't wait to taste them...