Banana-Date Muffins

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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