Blueberry Fruity-Bite Muffins

Tasty blueberry muffins baked soft and moist topped with a yummy glaze and a wonderful fruity cereal topping. These little delights give you a big burst of fruit flavor!

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Using cereal in recipes seems to be just one of the many trends right now. I keep seeing different ideas popping up. But I have to tell you, I’ve already done a lot of experimenting with cereal.

This is a recipe I have adapted from one on the internet and used about a million different ways. It’s not from a blog, it’s from one of the major recipe sources. The problem is I see the exact same recipe everywhere, so I’m not sure where it truly came from! Now I’m sharing my version with you.

So, back to cereal, I have been experimenting with cereal off & on as time permits. I try to use cereal here and there in lots different ways.

Why? Because one of my boys LOVES cereal! I mean this boy really LOVES his cereal!!

So from time to time I play around to see how I can incorporate one of his favorite foods into some of the other things we eat.

With these Blueberry Fruity-Bite Muffins the cereal is used on the top of the muffin, and it adds a tremendous fruit flavor!

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Vanilla yogurt works excellent in this recipe, although I often use blueberry yogurt instead. If you do use blueberry yogurt instead, your muffins may end up with a bit more color to them on the inside.

This doesn’t bother me at all, but if you want your muffins to have more of a traditional look you may want to stick with using vanilla yogurt.

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This time around, I must admit I used a skimpy cup of frozen blueberries. Whether you go skimpy or generous the muffins will turn out just fine!

No worries. :)

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FYI – Kids love these muffins!

Fruity Pebble Blueberry Muffins

Tasty blueberry muffins baked soft and moist topped with a yummy glaze and a wonderful fruity cereal topping. These little delights give you a big burst of fruit flavor!

Ingredients:                MM_312

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon

2 eggs

1 cup yogurt (vanilla, blueberry, lemon all work well)

1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons canola oil

1/4 cup milk (I usually use 1%, or 2%)

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

GLAZE

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoons milk, or half & half (light cream)

Fruity Dyno-Bites for topping, (they’re a knock off of Fruity Pebbles, the flavor is much better, and they’re a fraction of the price, use any brand you like)

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12 cup muffin with cooking spray, or line cups with paper liners. If making mini muffins, spray a 24 cup mini muffin pan generously with cooking spray.

2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl combine the egg, yogurt, oil and milk. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Do not over mix.

2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-22 minutes, mini muffins will take 15-17 minutes. My mini muffins took exactly 16 minutes. Although ovens do vary. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

3. For the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl. Whisk together until desired glaze consistency. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper, place rack over paper, line up desired number of muffins on rack. Drizzle glaze over half the muffins, immediately sprinkle with desired amount of Fruity Dyno-Bites. Repeat process with the other half of the muffins.

* These muffins are best eaten the same day they are made. 

Makes 12 muffins, or 24 mini muffins.

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