Cereal Muffins

My humble attempt to get more good stuff into our bodies. Here is a recipe that uses those good -for-you cereals that we sometimes buy, but goes stale before the box is empty. Using 1-1/2 cups in each batch of this will help deplete that box.

1/3 cup canola oil or very light olive oil
1-1/2 cups Kashi Brand “Go Lean” Cereal
2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup dry milk powder
2-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 eggs beaten in a separate bowl
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup whole frozen cranberries or 3/4 cup dried fruit of choice
3 Tbsp. honey

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees for a loaf, 400 degrees for muffins. Lightly spray a loaf pan or muffin tin.

In a medium saucepan, place the oil and 1 cup of water – bring to a boil then add the cereal and keep cooking/boiling for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it cool for about 10 minutes while the oven preheats.

In a medium bowl, add the flour, milk powder, baking powder, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Stir well with a wooden spoon; add the eggs and cereal mixture – mix to blend. Fold in in the fruit and honey. Pour into the loaf pan or fill muffin tins 2/3 full.

Bake loaf about 60 minutes, bake muffins about 25 minutes – check with a cake tester or until thin knife comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan then turn out onto rack to cool.