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Friday, December 19, 2014

Cinnamon Apple Life Cereal Muffins

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The first question we ask the kids every morning - "What would you like for breakfast?"  Honestly, I am not sure why I even ask because I know what they will both say!  Jude and Teagan have a love for muffins; any kind of muffins but their very favorite is those really sugary store bought mini muffins.  Yes, those.  Well let's be real, I do let them eat those some mornings but other mornings those kids need some whole some grains and nutrients!  That means I have to get creative with my hidden nutrients and trick those kids!  Guess what - you can totally trick a toddler into eating nutrient heavy breakfasts if you make your own muffins!!  With the help of Quaker® Life Cereal and Quaker® Oats I have made a couple different flavors of muffins that freeze wonderfully and can be heated up quickly in the morning for quick breakfasts!   One Jude's favorite muffin is this Cinnamon Apple Life Cereal Muffin.  

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Cinnamon Apple Life Cereal Muffins


Free Printable Recipe Here.

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Ingredients:

For the Topping:
1/4 cup Oats
1/4 cup crushed Quaker® Life Cereal
1 tsp cinnamon 
1 TBSP butter, melted

For the Muffins:
1 1/2 cups Oats
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup crushed Quaker® Life Cereal 
1 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp baking soda
1  tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce 
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla 
1 egg
1 cup Raisins 

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Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line cupcake tin with cupcake liners of choice.  

2.  To make the muffin batter first combine the Oats, Flour, crushed Quaker® Life Cereal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in large mixing bowl.  

3.  In a medium mixing bowl combine the applesauce, brown sugar, milk, oil, vanilla and egg.  Whisk together until completed combined. 

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4. Add applesauce mixture, slowly, to the oat mixture.  Mixing as adding.  Combining the dry ingredients with the applesauce mixture.  

5.  Next, add the raisins to the mixture.  Stir well!  

6. Set muffin batter aside.  Time to make the Topping!  Delicious!  

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7.  In a small bowl, combine the oats, crushed Quaker® Life Cereal, brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter.  Make a crumble by mixing everything together.  

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8.  Fill the cupcake liners with the batter, this should make 16 muffins.  

9.  Top the muffin batter with the crushed Quaker® Life Cereal crumble.  

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10.  Bake for 16-18 minutes.  

11.  Let cool!  Enjoy warm or place in a freezer bag for a great freezer meal option.  Enjoy!! 


To make these better for you muffins make sure you stop by Walmart, all of these ingredients can be found there.  We love Quaker® Life Cereal in our house, not only does the Life Cereal make these muffins delicious but we all enjoy Quaker® Life Cereal for snacks.  In fact, that is what Teagan calls them.  When she asks for snacks we know that she wants some Life Cereal.  Yum!  Such an easy and portable snack for both of our kiddos.  


Our pantry is packed full of Quaker® products that are perfect for this baking season but also for better for you snacks and recipes.  I love using Quaker® Real Medleys®, Quaker® Oatmeal Squares, Quaker® Simply Granola and Quaker® Life in our recipes and snacks.  I will also confess that I might have a box of Quaker Oatmeal Squares in my desk drawer at work!  YUM!  

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We are a family that loves to eat, cook and bake with Quaker® Products, it is the perfect way to get necessary nutrients in your meals and bake some wholesome recipes as well!  Yum!!  Make sure you #QuakerUp with Quaker® and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  
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What kind of wholesome better for you breakfasts do you serve to your family on busy mornings?  

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23 comments:

  1. they look so good :D i might try it

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  2. Those look yummy, I would never think to add cereal to muffins but it totally makes sense.

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  3. Those sound very tasty. I definitely want to try them

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  4. I want to try this, they look perfect for Christmas day #client

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  5. Wow, they look so easy and use ingredients that I have readily available. Thanks for an awesome recipe! I'll be trying it out soon.

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  6. Yum! These look delicious and quite tasty.

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  7. These look good and I love that they are healthy too!

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  8. I love oatmeal, especially steel cut from Quaker. These muffins do look so good and I will have to make them for a special breakfast.

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  9. WOW I saw this on your page and had to see. Looks so good.

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  10. What a great recipe. Love Life cereal, I just bought some - I need to r this

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  11. Oatmeal is my go to healthy and warm breakfast. I make a huge pan and everyone eats it's with brown sugar.

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  12. On busy mornings the kids have yogurt parfaits. I would definitely reach for these if I had them available.

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  13. Those look delicious! I used to love Life cereal, but haven't eaten it in years. I'm definitely pinning this to try later. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I haven't had Life in ages. This would be one way to enjoy it again!

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  15. I love that cereal, so I know I would totally gobble these up. They look delicious!

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  16. And here I thought that muffins were a dessert and not a breakfast? :) Love the recipe idea and the combo of ingredients - I'd love a bit of one of them!

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  17. The muffins look delicious! I pinned your post to my Muffin Board. We LOVE muffins!

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  18. We will definitely be trying these out. They'll make such a good breakfast muffin!

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  19. I saw this on Pinterest! This looks like something great to give the kids on their way out the door for breakfast! Very filling looking.

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  20. Thats a creative use of Life cereal. Looks yummy too.

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  21. What a new and different way to enjoy muffins. Muffins are always a good snack idea so this recipe is a good one.

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  22. Those look so delicious! One of my favorites to make is peach blueberry oatmeal pancakes with cinnamon agave syrup.

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  23. I have always wanted to try the cereal muffins like these! I will have to break down and do it one day. They look so much more simple than I thought they would be.

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