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Bake a fruity muffin with a whole-grain boost from Banana Nut Cheerios® cereal.
Updated Jan 20, 2009

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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

180 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 28g Total Carbohydrate, 14g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
230mg
9%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
14g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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