Cheerios® applesauce muffins

    Light and fruity muffins made with apple sauce and CHEERIOS® – perfect for a school lunchbox surprise or summer picnic treat!
    Preparation Time
    10 min
    Cooking Time
    20 min
    Cooling Time
    Skill Level
    Serving Size


    • 2 cups CHEERIOS® cereal
    • 1.25 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
    • 0.5 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 0.75 tsp baking soda
    • 3 pouches GoGo Squeeze™ apple apple applesauce on the go (3.2 oz each)
    • 0.3 cup milk
    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 1 egg


    • Heat oven to 400°F.
    • Spray bottoms only of 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
    • Crush cereal.
    • In large bowl, stir together cereal, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda.
    • Stir in remaining ingredients just until moistened.
    • Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
    • Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.
    • Stir in raisins, if desired.



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      How can I find foods made with whole grain?

      Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look out for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too.

      What’s the difference between a whole grain and a refined grain?

      A ‘whole’ grain has more nutrients than a ‘refined’ grain, because all parts of the grain are retained – kernel, bran, endosperm and germ – along with their fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. But most of the bran and germ are removed when producing refined grains. Whole grains therefore contain more nutrients than refined grains.

      What is gluten?

      The general name for proteins found in cereal grains such as wheat. It holds the food together, like a ‘glue’, and gives dough its elasticity.

      How much whole grain do I need to eat every day?

      Keep it simple: make grains the base of your diet and choose whole grains over refined grains wherever possible. U.S Dietary Guidelines recommend eating 3 servings (48g) a day. So, whenever you look for breakfast cereals, bread, pasta, rice or flour to cook at home, look for the word “whole”, ideally among the first ingredients in the list.

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