Grape-Nuts muffins

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Grape-Nuts cereal
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal (optional, will make heavier muffins)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare 15 muffin cups.
  2. Combine Grape-Nuts and milk in large bowl; let sit for about five minutes.
  3. Add egg, applesauce, sugar, oil, cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder, and salt; mix well. Stir in whole wheat flour and flax meal, if using. Stir in raisins, if using.
  4. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake for 17-21 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Wait five minutes before removing from muffin cups.