|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This simple recipe takes the nutty crunch of Grape-Nuts cereal in a whole new direction: a highly portable, snackable form of a muffin.
Grape-Nuts muffins are the perfect afternoon treat or breakfast on the go. This six-step recipe prepares a dozen not-too-sweet muffins in about 30 minutes. The recipe can easily be altered to your liking. For example, it calls for a few tablespoons of sugar, but you can use maple syrup or honey instead.
Want to add a little fiber to your morning routine? Add some oat bran. Do you like your muffins to have a little more texture? Fold in some chopped pecans or walnuts (toast them first for extra nuttiness).
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat oven to 425 F. Grease and flour muffin pans or line with paper liners.
In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar; whisk to blend thoroughly. Add cereal and mix.
Combine beaten egg, milk, and melted shortening; add to dry mixture and mix just until all ingredients are moistened.
Fill prepared muffin pans about 2/3 full.
Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until done.
These muffins are endlessly adaptable. Try some of the following ways:
- Add a 1/4 cup of rolled oats to the dry ingredients.
- Boost up the nutty flavor and nutrition by adding a couple of tablespoons of either wheat germ, oat bran, or flaxseed meal.
- Add 1/2 cup of raisins or dried cranberries for some sweetness.
- Replace the melted shortening with melted butter, olive oil, or coconut oil.
How to Store and Freeze Grape-Nuts Muffins
- You can store these muffins in a covered airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- For longer storage (up to 6 months), wrap them individually in foil and freeze for up to 6 months. Reheat in the foil in a 350 F oven for 15 minutes or so until hot all the way through.
Why are they called Grape-Nuts?
Grape-Nuts contain neither grapes nor nuts, despite what the name suggests. The cereal is made from wheat and barley, but there are a couple of origin stories floating around. One suggests that the cereal looks a bit like grape seeds, and the taste is nutty, so the name Grape-Nuts was born; another suggests that cereal inventor C.W. Post believed that “grape sugar” (his name for glucose) formed during the baking process.