Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Muffins

It's been time since I last had a bowl of cereal, much to John's - my older brother - dismay. John has eaten a bowl of cereal for breakfast and let's not forget dessert, daily since the time he's grown enough teeth to chew. While cereal has always served it's purpose, it's never been a go-to meal for me. Let's be real, I prefer my soft baked goods. However, I have always loved cinnamon toast crunch cereal - so deliciously sweet and cinnamony with its prized cinnamon floater residue leftover in the milk after eating a big bowl. As a devout muffin eater, I decided the cereal should be turned into muffins. Now I've scored some street cred from my big brother while eating breakfast cupcakes. 

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Muffins
6 muffins

2 tbsp vegetable oil
2/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 large egg
1/3 cup milk
1 tbsp vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup flour
1 cup cinnamon toast crunch cereal, crushed (I used a food processor, but I'm sure a ziplock bag and hammer would do in a jiffy)

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all dry ingredients and just 1/2 of the cinnamon toast crunch in a bowl. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients, then add to dry ingredients. 
  • Pour into greased muffin cups. Sprinkle with remaining cereal.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes.


Lisa said...

Cinnamon toast crunch is one of my all-time fave cereals. Putting them in muffins is a genius idea! I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog this weekend and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your muffins up.

DrThunder said...

Sound like a good compromise. If spoons go the way of the dodo, cereal muffins I shall eat. Until then I continue my crusade with spoon in hand.

Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy said...

I want some of this cinnamon toast crunch you speak of! We don't get the same dazzling variety of cereals here in Australia....still, at least I can make these and then I will know what it tastes like!

Esi said...

Couldn't even tell you the last time I bought cereal, but I'm tempted to now so I can make these.

Ivy said...

Although I don't know this cereal I know I would love it with cinnamon and the muffins sound delicious.

Banana Wonder said...

Lisa - Thanks for stopping by, will check out yours.

DrThunder - Go on with your bad(good) self.

Anna - I bet you have something just as fabulous, if not more, in Oz.

Esi - Glad to know I'm not the only one. We stand proud.

Ivy - Muffins are always nostimo :-)