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Banana-Date Muffins

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Banana-Date Muffins
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 12
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Bake a fruity muffin with a whole-grain boost from Banana Nut Cheerios* cereal.
Jul 9, 2010

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) Banana Nut Cheerios* cereal
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped pitted dates or rasins
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) coarse or granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1 cup (250 mL) buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) canola oil

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400ºF. Spray bottoms only of 12 regular-size muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray, or line with paper baking cups. Spray bottoms only of paper baking cups with nonstick 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.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    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

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