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Sunrise Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins

These festive muffins have the flavors we associate with an old-fashioned New England Thanksgiving, but they are welcome any time of year.

At Nature’s Path we recommend you use organic ingredients whenever possible.

This recipe was created especially for Nature’s Path® by Lorna Sass, the award-winning cookbook author of Whole Grains, Every Day, Every Way and Whole Grains for Busy People.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes


  • 1 box (5 1/2 c.) Nature’s Path Crunchy Maple Sunrise Cereal
  • 2/3 c. packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. cornstarch
  • 2 tbs. tapioca flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp. GF baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c. plus 2 tbs. low-fat buttermilk (shake well before measuring)
  • 2 large eggs or egg replacer
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds


  1. Set rack in middle and preheat oven to 400F. Line muffin cups with cupcake liners.
  2. Place cereal in bowl of food processor and grind to a medium-fine flour. Add sugar, cornstarch, tapioca flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Process to combine.
  3. In a 4-cup liquid measuring cup, whisk together oil, buttermilk, and eggs.
  4. With motor of processor running, pour egg mixture through feed tube into flour and process just until combined.
  5. Transfer batter to a bowl and stir in cranberries and 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds. Divide batter among 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining pumpkin seeds on top. Round off tops by gently patting with moistened fingers.
  6. Bake until muffins spring back to a gentle touch and a cake tester inserted into center doesn’t feel sticky, 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Immediately transfer muffins from pan to a cooling rack. Eat warm or at room temperature with a few hours, or freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.


Makes 12 muffins

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