Mixed Berry Granola Muffins-whole wheat muffins dotted with mixed berries and topped with Larabar crunchy Berry RENOLA.
Caleb starts preschool next week. How did that happen? He is growing up too quickly! I will probably shed a few tears when he leaves me, but I know he will have a blast…and it’s only two mornings a week, so I should survive. Caleb is already wearing his his Spiderman backpack around the house and carrying his lunch box. He is ready to go!
To celebrate back to school season, I made special muffins for Caleb, Mixed Berry Granola Muffins. I used LÄRABAR’s new crunchy Berry RENOLA for the muffin topping! Larabar’s new RENOLA is a great alternative to classic granola. It is made entirely of nuts, fruits, seeds and spices – just the good stuff. It’s flavorful, has a blend of non-GMO ingredients and is grain-free, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and kosher.
RENOLA is great for snacking and I love using it in recipes. It comes in three flavors: Berry, Cinnamon Nut and Cocoa Coconut. I love grabbing a handful when I am looking for a sweet, healthy snack! RENOLA has come in extra handy during my middle of the night feedings!
These muffins are healthy and a great way to incorporate more fruits, nuts and seeds into our diet. I put the muffins in the freezer, hoping they would last until school started, but Caleb saw me make them and has been asking for a muffin every day. I can’t say no to his cute face, so our stash is almost gone. I will have to make another batch for Caleb to enjoy before his first day of school!
The muffins are made with white whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and have mixed berries on the inside. I used raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries…all of Caleb’s favorite berries! I used frozen berries because we always have a big bag in the freezer, but fresh berries will work too!
Larabar Crunchy Berry RENOLA is a mix or nuts, cinnamon, molasses, and dried blueberries. The RENOLA complimented my muffins perfectly and added a delicious sweet crunch!
I love these muffins because they are easy to make, which makes them perfect for back to school time! You can easily whip them up in the morning or you can make a batch ahead of time and put them in the freezer. Reheat them in the microwave for 30 seconds and you are good to go!
Caleb couldn’t wait to get his hands on a Mixed Berry Granola Muffin! He reached up and snatched a muffin while I was taking pictures. He is a huge RENOLA fan too!
Guilty face! He devoured his muffin! I am so glad he liked them. I will be making Caleb another batch for his first day of preschool! I might eat one or two too:)
These Mixed Berry Granola Muffins make a great back to school breakfast or after school treat! Enjoy!
Mixed Berry Granola Muffins
- 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted and cooled to room temperature
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup Larabar Crunchy Berry RENOLA for topping the muffins
- 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin pan or line pan with muffin liners. Set aside.
- 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
- 3. In a separate medium bowl, mix coconut oil, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla extract together.
- 4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula. Stir until just combined. Gently fold in the mixed berries.
- 5. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle Berry RENOLA on top of each muffin. Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Transfer muffins to a cooling rack and cool.
- Note-RENOLA is available at Target, Kroger, Safeway, HyVee, Roundy’s and other retailers nationwide. You can find it in the cereal or grain aisle.
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Disclosure-this post is in partnership with LÄRABAR, but our opinions are our own!
I LOVE larabar, and have been wanting to try the RENOLA…what a fun way to use it! I love anything with a crunchy top! Pinned!
Woh! I had no idea that Larabar was now making granola. I need to look for it! These muffins look delicioius Maria!
Larabar makes granola? Definitely need to check for this the next time I shop… Your muffins look perfectly soft and with that crunchy top, well, I can see why Caleb loved them! Sounds like he’s eager for preschool to start:)
Beautiful muffins! Cutie Caleb too! xo
Your muffins look fabulous, I can see why Caleb loves them! He’s such a cutie!!
These muffins would make for a really nice breakfast!
That sweet boy! He will be the hit of preschool, I have no doubt! Love these gorgeous muffins 🙂
I adore the topping on this!!
Great way to start the day with a good cup of coffee. Blessings, Catherine
I adore Larabar! And these muffins, actioning ASAP!
I love Larabar and I love muffins! These look fantastic. Also, Caleb is such a cutie!
Caleb is just adorable biting into that muffin. Love that you used frozen fruit too (big bags in the freezer are lifesavers!). And that granola!! Pinned 🙂
he is so cute! and these muffins look wonderful!
I need to start making more homemade muffins and these look like the perfect healthy ones to make. Thanks for the recipe!
Love the crunchy granola on top – yum!
Aw, happy school start to your Caleb! I just sent my boys off….
I’m thinking we need these beautiful muffins for our snack though!
Love these muffins! Sharing everywhere 🙂
Those are absolutely gorgeous looking muffins. Love the granola on top! And oh, my your little guy is just way too cute!!!
Seriously, it goes by so fast, right? These look great! So full of goodness.
I love Larabars, I definitely need to try out this Renola! Such a great way to use it on top of these yummy muffins! I hope Caleb has a great first day of preschool!
This looks like a perfect breakfast!
These muffins look amazing!
Fabulous muffins. Our girls would love to see these for back to school next week!
these look and sound fabulous Maria
Renola sounds super cool! Love that you worked it into these muffins.
My oh my!! I’m totally behind Caleb – face first into one of these granola muffins!!
I think I’m the only person in the comment section who has actually made these muffins. While the photos do indeed look gorgeous, the muffins themselves were just okay. I followed the recipe to a T and found them a bit bland. Very disappointing.
Can I sub almond milk for buttermilk? If so, same amount?
Thanks! Love your recipes…