Its time for Secret Recipe Club again - I love being part of this fun club! My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from. I also love that most of my assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun!
This month my assignment was From Grandma Loy's Kitchen. I had way too much fun browsing through all the recipes on this great blog. I am so glad I had promised my kids muffins the day I decided to look through the recipes. Otherwise, I never would have been able to decide what to make. Brownies are my favorite dessert and I can not wait to try these Brownie Dream Bars. These 5 Spice Barbecue Mini Meatloaves sound great too. I also almost made these Coffeecake Muffins but I knew my kids would like the cereal muffins more.
The cereal I chose to use in our muffins was Raisin Bran, you will see in the measurements that it is easy to adapt this recipe to just about any cereal you have on hand. I also added apples to my muffins, we have two apple trees outside and we have apples o'plenty already over here.
These muffins were so good - I was very excited to try them because they were so different from anything I had made before. The kids also loved them and it became their after school snack of choice for a while (and sometimes before as well.) I love to have something homemade for them waiting when they get off the bus, these fit that need perfectly.
recipe from From Grandma Loy's Kitchen
1 1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups whole-bran cereal, or 2 cups Cheerios, or 3 cups flake cereal
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used coconut oil)
1 apple, peeled, cored and finely diced tossed with 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 a teaspoon of cinnamon.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease or line a muffin pan.
Combine the milk and the cereal in a large bowl.
In a second bowl mix together the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
Add the apple, beaten egg and the vegetable oil to the cereal and milk and mix well.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine only until moistened (mixture will be lumpy.)
Pour into muffin tin until almost full and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.
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