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 of flour
    • 0.5 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 0.75 tsp baking soda
    • 3 pouches applesauce on the go (3.2 oz each)
    • 0.3 cup milk
    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 1 egg


    • Heat oven to 200°C.
    • Spray bottoms only of 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
    • Crush cereal.
    • In large bowl, stir cereal, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda together.
    • Stir in remaining ingredients until moistened.
    • Divide batter evenly among the muffin cups.
    • Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.


    Do Nestlé products in emerging countries have more salt than products in developed/developing countries?

    For the last 15 years we’ve been working to reduce the sodium (which is the major component of salt) in our breakfast cereals across the world, because we are committed to continuously improve the nutritional profile of our cereals. . Achieving consistency in all products, in all countries, takes time - so some may have more sodium than others. Our aim is for all our cereals – globally – to have the same reduced levels of sodium, with a target of less than 135mg per serving in all our children's products.

    What are the health and nutritional benefits of Nestlé Gluten Free Corn Flakes?

    As well as being a healthy choice for people who want to reduce the amount of gluten in their diet, or have coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance, Gluten Free Corn Flakes are fortified with B-vitamins, folic acid and iron

    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 for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too.

    I’ve heard a low GI diet can help me lose weight. Is this true?

    It’s too early to say. The science in this area is still emerging. There is evidence that low GI foods take longer to digest and help you feel satisfied for longer, but none that you’ll eat fewer calories at the next meal.