Banana-Date Muffins

Banana-Date Muffins

Bake a fruity muffin with a whole-grain boost from Banana Nut Cheerios® cereal.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

12

muffins

2 1/2
cups Banana Nut Cheerios® cereal
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/3
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup buttermilk
1/4
cup canola oil
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1/2
cup chopped pitted dates or raisins
1 1/2
teaspoons coarse or granulated sugar
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray bottoms only of 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray, or line with paper baking cups. Spray bottoms only of paper baking cups with cooking spray. In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, coarsely crush cereal with rolling pin or meat mallet to measure 1 3/4 cups.
  2. In large bowl, mix crushed cereal, flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. In medium bowl, beat buttermilk, oil, vanilla and egg until blended. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in dates. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Serve warm or cool.
Makes 12 muffins
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
Add a personal touch by using your favorite dried fruit; chopped dried apricots and sweetened dried cranberries are good choices. Toss in some chopped nuts, if you like.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Muffin)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 50),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 230mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 14g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.