Bakery Style Cranberry Streusel Oatmeal Muffins

Bakery style muffins are extra tall, extremely moist, and topped with plenty of crumbly streusel on the top. They’re a great way to kick start any morning, and they are part of what makes today’s oatmeal muffins recipe so very special!.

This cranberry streusel oatmeal muffins recipe is part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias and their client, Quaker. As always, all thoughts are opinions are my own.

I love recipes with oatmeal in them, particularly bakery style muffins with rolled oats in them. They are what I crave to go with a hot cup of coffee on a lazy weekend morning.

Get the recipe for these bakery style cranberry streusel muffins. Tender, moist cinnamon spiced muffins, stuffed with dried cranberries and topped with a sweet, crumbly streusel oats topping. Recipe from @itsyummi

It’s been unseasonably cold and snowy already this month, so I’m stocking up on ingredients I need to bake lots of holiday treats. Turning on holiday music to jam with during marathon baking sessions is one of the things that gets me through the long Wisconsin winters. Eating a nutritious breakfast every morning is another thing that helps to elevate my mood.

I used to think that a nutritious breakfast was limited to foods that are dull, dry, and tasteless, like bran cereal. Or that I had to eat a lot of high protein foods. That doesn’t interest me in the morning, because I don’t like heavy breakfasts.

Then I realized how much I love rolled oats, so I decided to kick start my mornings with Quaker oats! Rolled oats appear in many of my recipes, from pan fried oatmeal to these delicious bakery style cranberry streusel oat muffins.

This recipe uses old fashioned rolled oats. I like to use those instead of quick cooking oats because the oat pieces are more visible.

Get the recipe for cranberry streusel muffins. Tender, cinnamon spiced treats, stuffed with dried cranberries and topped with a sweet, crumbly, oat topping.

See what I mean? I love the way those delicious oats stand out in my muffins and call my attention. I’m in love.

If you don’t like dried cranberries, leave them out and use your favorite fruit instead. Make yourself some blueberry oatmeal muffins, or add fresh or dried apples and make apple cinnamon oatmeal muffins. The possibilities are endless.

Get the recipe for cranberry streusel muffins. Tender, cinnamon spiced treats, stuffed with dried cranberries and topped with a sweet, crumbly, oat topping.

Are you ready for some bakery style muffins?!

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Bakery Style Rolled Oats Cranberry Streusel Muffins

Prep Time 8 min Cook Time 18 min Yields 12

Tender whole wheat oat muffins are stuffed to the gills with dried cranberries and topped with a crunchy, buttery streusel topping. Your taste buds will thank you!


  • For the muffins
  • 1 cup old-fashioned (not instant) rolled oats
  • 8.4 ounces (2 cups) whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3.7 ounces (1/2 cup) Rapadura or packed dark brown sugar
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  • 3.7 ounces (1/2 cup) Erythritol or white granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ounces (1/4 liquid cup) canola oil or melted (and cooled) butter
  • 2 ounces (1/4 liquid cup) unsweetened vanilla almond milk or skim milk
  • 1/3 cup vanilla flavored or plain greek yogurt.
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tablespoons old fashioned (not instant) rolled oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces (6 Tablespoons) dark brown sugar
  • 3 ounces (6 Tablespoons) granulated white sugar
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) butter, melted


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position; Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line 12 cups of a muffin pan with paper liners, or grease with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, oats and salt in a bowl. Add melted butter and toss with fork until evenly moistened and mixture forms large chunks with some pea-size pieces throughout; set aside.
  6. Add all dry ingredients to a large bowl; whisk to combine and set aside. In a separate bowl, add eggs and all of the wet ingredients. Whisk to combine, then pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine, just until flour is incorporated. To prevent dry muffins, take care not to over mix batter. Gently stir in the cranberries
  7. Fill each muffin cup almost completely full and sprinkle streusel over the top of each muffin. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown in color and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out dry or with a few wet crumbs. Remove pan from oven and allow muffins to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan and transferring to a wire rack for a couple of minutes before serving.
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These bakery style cranberry streusel muffins are tender, moist cinnamon spiced muffins, stuffed with dried cranberries and topped with a sweet, crumbly streusel oats topping. Recipe from @itsyummi

Get the recipe for cranberry streusel muffins. Tender, cinnamon spiced treats, stuffed with dried cranberries and topped with a sweet, crumbly, oat topping.



13 Replies to "Bakery Style Cranberry Streusel Oatmeal Muffins"

  • Corina March 9, 2015 (9:25 am)

    I made these this month for Secret Recipe Club and they were delicious. We love the streusal topping.

    • Chef Becca March 10, 2015 (8:26 am)

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed the recipe, Corina. I stopped by your site yesterday to look at your version, and it looks like they turned out beautifully!

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  • Carly Morgan December 15, 2014 (9:09 pm)

    These look amazing! I’m excited to try this one – we get a little limited with muffin recipes in our house because we can’t make any with nuts. These are perfect!

    • Chef Becca December 15, 2014 (9:36 pm)

      I’m so glad to hear that these cranberry streusel muffins can be enjoyed by your family, Carly. I hope you all love them!

  • dina December 13, 2014 (5:23 pm)

    it looks delicious!

  • Stacy December 12, 2014 (11:58 pm)

    What a fabulous crumble topping, Becca! I love using oats in my crumbles too.

    • Chef Becca December 15, 2014 (9:36 pm)

      Thanks so much, Stacy! Crumble topping is where it’s at 🙂

  • David December 9, 2014 (12:47 pm)

    Woah…I need these muffins in my life! Like yesterday. I love baking with oats during the holidays, and these muffins really take it to a whole new level. Excuse me while I run off and bake a batch of these! #client

  • Amanda December 9, 2014 (8:34 am)

    These muffins are making me hungry! They look delicious!!!

  • Arman December 8, 2014 (9:07 pm)

    Those look absolutely insane! I love streusel and could eat the topping by the bowlful!

    • Chef Becca December 9, 2014 (8:49 am)

      Oooo, Arman… You and I should be best friends and share that bowl of topping! 🙂

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