Big Apple Granola Muffins

Happy New Year! We hope 2022 is off to a great start for you. The New Year holds so much potential and so many possibilities. It is always a great time to check in on your goals or re-evaluate where you stand with respect to your priorities. Healthy food is one of our key values and we know eating healthy is a big part of starting the New Year right. Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we have a great recipe to help you start the day on a great note! Our Big Apple Granola muffins are filled with heart-healthy oats and nuts. The flavor boost from the applesauce helps to cut back on the sugar without sacrificing taste. Nutritious and delicious, that’s a winning combo that will help you conquer your day and your goals for the New Year!


  • 2 cups Big Apple Granola, divided into 1 ½ cups and ½ cup reserved for garnish
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce (we love this one
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Heat oven to 350°F and either line a 12 tin muffin pan with muffin liners or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix 1 ½ cups granola (you’ll use the rest later), flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Blend dry mixture with a fork.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, buttermilk, apple sauce, and vanilla with a fork until well combined.  
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Divide the batter amongst the 12 muffin tins, approximately ¼ cup of batter per tin.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of Big Apple Granola on top of the muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove the Big Apple granola muffins from pans and allow them to cool prior to serving.
  9. Optional: serve with a dollop of fresh whip cream or your favorite yogurt. 

Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Recipe with Little Red Wagon Cosmopolitan Granola



One of the best parts of Christmas is the cookies. Our Cosmopolitan granola bakes up such a delicious oatmeal cranberry cookie recipe that even Santa will want a bite.



  • 16 oz. bag Cosmopolitan Granola
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 medium orange
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips


  1. In a medium bowl combine a bag of Cosmopolitan granola and 1 cup of warm milk. Toss to coat and let sit while preparing the cookie dough.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. We made our cookies with coconut sugar, but use the sugar of choice.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well mixed.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and baking salt; add to the sugar and butter mixture in thirds until just incorporated. 
  5. Stir in the Cosmopolitan granola mixture and orange zest by hand. Stir in baking chips by hand.
  6. Cookie mixture may be sticky. Cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour if you want to make them easier to work with. If you don’t want to wait, just go ahead warm the oven and bake them.  They will still taste delicious.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°F. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  8.  Bake at 350°F until the edges are lightly browned, approximately 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Oatmeal cranberry cookie recipe yields a few dozen cookies, depending on size.