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Frosted Fiber One Muffins


Kids…..my kids especially…..eat nearly 10 things: nuggets, fries, yogurt, pancakes, waffles, pb & j, grilled cheese and pizza. Okay, that’s 8 but you see my point, right? —- Not too many nutrients flying up in there with those dishes.

So what's a mom to do? I’ve tried offering dipping options, I’ve tried and still have them cooking with me, heck- I even let them pick out their broccoli and bananas at the store. They just aren't the poster children for healthy eating. It is fine, I’m pretty much over it. I was a picky eater as was my husband and we eat pretty much anything now—— so I’m A-Ok with the lack of variety in my kids’ diet.

That being said, I will sneak in and pump up anything I can to up their fiber consumption. Currently, I’ve been adding flax seed to many of their plates and they haven't a clue! #score I’ve switched to all natural peanut butter and that has been pretty successful too. Oh and those new Perdue chicken nuggets with veggies inside- genius people, just genius!

But alas, all my kids have a sweet tooth. Which is pretty synonymous with junk food. So with this recipe I found on the back of my Fiber One cereal box, I figured I could sweeten it up with yogurt covered raisins and applesauce. I whipped up a quick cream cheese icing/frosting for a full-on press sneak attack to round it off. The results? They loved them! The cinnamon in the batter was perfect with the icing and all but 1 of my kids thought the yogurt covered raisins were like little treats inside! The other one meticulously picked her’s out…….oh well, you can’t make them all 100% happy.

I definitely recommend you try these with your little eaters, picky or not. Or maybe just a treat for yourself to break up your daily breakfast routine. Either way, some one will be getting a little healthy kickstart, which is all I, as a mom, can ask for! Enjoy…..

Fiber 1 Muffins with Cream Cheese Icing

Servings: 12

Adapted from: Fiber One cereal box and All Recipes


Ingredients:

1 1/4 C Fiber One cereal

1 1/3 C whole milk

1/2 C yogurt covered raisins, chopped

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 C vegetable oil

1 large egg

1 1/4 C all purpose flour

1/2 C packed light brown sugar

3 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 4oz container applesauce (1/2 Cup)

Icing:

1/4 C unsalted butter, softened

4 oz cream cheese

2 C confectioners sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

milk, if needed


Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12 cup regular size muffin tray with paper liners or sprat with nonstick spray.

  2. Place cereal in a sealable plastic bag and use a rolling pin or bottle to finely crush the cereal into fine crumbs.

  3. In a medium bowl, stir the crushed cereal with milk, raisins, and vanilla until well mixed. Let stand for at least 5 minutes for cereal to be thoroughly softened.

  4. Beat in the oil and egg with a fork to mix.

  5. In a another bowl, stir the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until well mixed.

  6. Stir flour mixture into cereal mixture, just until flour is moistened. Fold in applesauce. Batter will be a bit lump, no worries!

  7. Spoon batter evenly into prepared baking cups.

  8. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick placed in muffin center comes out clean. If baked in paper liners, remove to cooking rack immediately. If using spray, let sit for 3-5 minutes, then remove to cooking rack. Let cool

  9. While cooling, make icing:

  10. Beat butter and cream cheese until well blended.

  11. Add confectioners sugar and vanilla, beat until creamy. If too thick for your liking, add in 1/2 TBS of milk and beat until combined. Continue with milk unto desired consistency

  12. Place icing in large sealable bag, snip the bottom corner edge and use as pastry bag to use muffins. Or you can just spread on. Enjoy

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