I bought a box of Fibre 1* cereal recently because someone told me how great it was. While I can’t fault it for delivering fibre (56% of daily requirement in one bowl!), it just didn’t really cut it for me as a breakfast cereal. I found it bland and hard and I just couldn’t get past the feeling I was eating animal kibble ;)
So, not being one to waste, I thought I’d see if there was a muffin recipe that used Fibre 1* cereal. Of course there is, right from the General Mills folks themselves and it turns out the muffins were darned good too! The recipe follows, along with some links to some other breakfast cereal muffins, as well.
Recipe: Breakfast Cereal Muffins
Summary: Short of taking a hammer to it, it’s darned hard to crush Fibre 1* cereal. I just let it soak in the milk and then mashed it up with my potato masher instead. And while I haven’t actually tried it, I suspect you could easily substitute All-Bran cereal in this recipe as well. I didn’t have any ground flax seeds, so I just left them out. Other than missing out on all that Omega 3 goodness, it still produced a tasty muffin.
- 1 cup Fibre 1* Original cereal, crushed
- 2/3 cup skim milk
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup ground flax seed
- 3/4 cup chopped apple
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup flaked coconut
- 1 tbsp canola or soybean oil
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 12 regular size muffin cups, or place a paper baking cup in each.
- In large bowl, stir together cereal and milk; let stand about 5 minutes or until cereal is softened. Stir in remaining ingredients. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
- Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Remove from pan and serve warm.
Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 25 min | Total time: 50 min
Number of servings (yield): 12
Recipe from General Mills | Photo
More Breakfast Cereal Muffins Elsewhere:
Bran Muffins – uses All Bran and Raisin Bran.
Bran Cereal Muffins – uses All-Bran cereal.
Breakfast Cereal Muffins – uses Grape Nuts cereal.
Crunchy Muffins – uses whole wheat flakes.
Healthy Banana Bran Muffins – uses All-Bran cereal.
Honey Bran Muffins – uses whole bran cereal.
All-Bran Original Country Classic Bran Muffins from Kelloggs – uses All-Bran cereal, naturally.
Apple and Date Muffins – uses All-Bran cereal.
All-Bran Bran Flakes Pineapple Bran Muffins – uses All-Bran flakes.
Grape Nuts Orange Muffins – uses Grape Nuts Cereal.