Banana-Date Muffins

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

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 12
 

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

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  • 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

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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!

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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