Mixed Berry Muffins

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These Mixed Berry Muffins are a better-for-you, super moist muffin that are full of delicious dried fruit chunks and shredded coconut that can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack!


We are so happy to be partnering with Mazola┬« Corn Oil for National Cholesterol Awareness Month and wanted to share these delicious muffins with you so you could take part in eating something that is better for you but still tastes good! It’s all about having a good balance when we want to indulge, so be sure to read on to see how we swapped out traditional muffin ingredients in our recipe to make them even better. In fact, a clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com.

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Chocolate Cherry Muffin

Cherries and chocolate combine together in this decadent cherry muffin recipe to give you a treat that will leave you reaching for a second one! The cherries are found throughout the double chocolate muffin so every bite is as good as the last and the muffin top is incredible with a slight “crust”. 

If you have an abundance of cherries that are staring at you from the counter just begging to be turned into something scrumptious then you NEED to make this muffin recipe STAT! They aren’t overly sweet which makes them a nice option for any time of day when you want a little treat.

First Published: July 2019 Last Updated: May 9, 2020

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Soda Bread Muffins with Cheddar

These Soda Bread Muffins are airy and light with crisp edges, the perfect muffin top and delicious Irish cheddar in every bite. 

Soda Bread is a classic quick bread that we tend to enjoy around this time of year, specifically for St. Patrick’s Day. While I love the classic bread I thought it was time to give it an update and decided on muffins which have a lighter texture but all the flavor you already love (plus more!).

Last Updated on 01/10/2020

For this recipe you will need: Flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, egg, buttermilk, butter and Irish cheddar. 

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Banana Apple Muffins with Oats

Well friends it is time for another Recipe Swap, who’s excited!? This month I had my good friends over at FizlDizl and I chose to make their Banana Apple Muffins…I mean who doesn’t like a good muffin on an otherwise grey Spring day? They are delicious on their own or enjoyed with a nice cup of tea. These muffins are super easy to make and are full of so much flavor! I loved the addition of the oats as well, it gave them a great texture and helped to bind the apple and banana together nicely. They remind me of traditional Oatmeal Apple Muffins but with a lovely hint of banana flavoring, win-win-win!


Okay, is that not the CUTEST tea towel you have ever seen!? My sister gave them to me at Christmas and honestly I am so in love with them! Anyways…back to the muffins!

The original recipe called for a boxed Banana Bread mix, which is totally awesome if you don’t want to make your own, however I chose to use an old Banana Bread recipe that I had and incorporated the rest of the ingredients for these delicious Banana Apple Muffins. I love how versatile the recipe is as well, you can really use whatever apples you have on hand (I used Gala, the original recipes uses Granny Smith) and you probably have the rest of the ingredients you need to make them tonight. The addition of some subtle spice really sets these muffins apart, they turned out AMAZING and I know that you guys will love them too!

Banana Apple Muffins with Oats

Delicious and healthy Banana Apple Muffins loaded with fruit, flavor and a hint of spice! Super easy to make, get started and create a new family favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, English-American
Keyword: Apple Oatmeal Muffins, Banana Muffins, Muffin Recipe
Servings: 24 muffins
Calories: 110kcal
Author: Melissa ~ The Olive Blogger


  • 1/2 c Butter
  • 1 c Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Bananas mashed
  • 1/2 lg Apple finely grated
  • 1/4 c Dried Cranberries chopped
  • 2 lg Eggs
  • 1 1/4 c Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/4 c Oats quick cooking


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, place muffin liners in muffin tray and set aside.
  • In a mixer cream together your butter and sugar. Add in your eggs and beat thoroughly. Mix in mashed Bananas and grated Apple until combined.
  • Sift your dry ingredients together in a medium bow (Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, Cinnamon, Nutmeg) and slowly add to your wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Add in Oats and Cranberries and stir (again until just combined, you do not want to overmix them).
  • Fill muffin cups to 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes depending on your oven. They are done when a toothpick comes out clean, or until slightly brown on top.

Tips and Tricks for the best banana apple muffins

  • Bananas not ripe? That’s okay! Here is a sweet trick to get them ready for you to bake NOW! Place bananas on a try in an oven set to 300 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 10 minutes (until peel turns brown/black) allow them to cool before squishing them out!
  • Use a Cookie Scoop to fill your muffin cups, this will ensure they are the same size and can cook evenly.
  • Use Muffin Liners, trust me! When making muffins, especially ones with oats, you want to line your tin so they come out nicely…otherwise you will be scraping chunks of muffin out of the muffin tray!
  • Keep an eye on them when they are cooking, but don’t open the oven door! You want to make sure you do not overcook them, and because oven temperatures vary you want to ensure you take them out when they are done.

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Banana Apple Muffins - A delicious and healthy muffin recipe that is loaded with fruit, flavor and a hint of spice! Super easy to make muffins that use a banana bread base to create a new family favorite!

Banana Apple Muffins – A delicious and healthy muffin recipe that is loaded with fruit, flavor and a hint of spice! Super easy to make muffins that use a banana bread base to create a new family favorite!

Find the original recipe HERE and be sure to check out FizlDizl for more than just your recipes! They have an amazing Shop Page where sales from their beautiful handcrafted products go towards helping those less fortunate. I seriously LOVE these guys!