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Banana-Date Muffins

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 35 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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Bake a fruity muffin with a whole-grain boost from Banana Nut Cheerios® cereal.

Ingredients

2 1/2
cups Banana Nut Cheerios™ cereal
1 1/4
cups 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 plastic food-storage bag, coarsely crush cereal with rolling pin or meat mallet to measure 1 3/4 cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix 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.
  • 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 plastic food-storage bag, coarsely crush cereal with rolling pin or meat mallet to measure 1 3/4 cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix 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.

Expert Tips

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, too!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories
180
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
230mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
14g
14%
Protein
3g
3%
% 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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