Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
I got this from the Cheerios website, they have this new line of Berry Burst Cheerios that are delicious!
- 2 cups Strawberry Berry Burst Cheerios
- 1 1⁄4 cups whole wheat flour (the recipe calls for AP flour but I wanted to use whole wheat) or 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour (the recipe calls for AP flour but I wanted to use whole wheat)
- 1⁄3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup banana, mashed, very ripe (2 to 3 medium)
- 2⁄3 cup nonfat milk (recipe calls for skim milk but I wanted to use non-fat milk)
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 egg white
- Heat oven to 400°. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray, or grease bottoms only of muffin cups.
- Crush cereal. Stir together cereal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients just until moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
- Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
These were pretty good! My family didn't care for the cereal itself, so I thought this was such an awesome way to get rid of the uneaten cereal. I tasted the batter and it seemed a bit bland, so I added a pinch of salt and about a teaspoon of cinnamon. I used 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour and 1/2 whole wheat flour and lowfat buttermilk. I folded in some blueberries as well, because even though there are dried strawberries in the cereal, it wasn't enough in quantity for our tastes. The end result was a nicely textured muffin with a very subtle berry flavor, kind of like a softer version of a bran muffin. My only real problem were with the dried bananas in the cereal. Once these cooked within the muffin they turn into these kind of wet, slimy blobs - very unappealing - so we just all ate around them. Thanks for posting the recipe.