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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kashi GoLean Muffins

I enjoy the Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal. It is good in milk or on top of some yogurt. Yum! Last week I decided to try the regular Kashi Go Lean cereal. It couldn't really be that different than the crunch cereal, could it? The answer is yes, it could! I barely managed to choke down a bowl that had sugar and bananas on it. So I decided to look for some recipes to use this healthy cereal in; I wasn't going to waste a whole box, and I wasn't going to be able to eat it plain! I came upon this recipe for muffins, which I tweaked a little. They aren't super amazing muffins, but with a little honey they were good, and definitely better than the plain cereal! My kids ate them happily, and didn't suspect how healthy they are.

Kashi Go Lean Muffins


1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 3/4 cup Kashi Go Lean cereal
3/4 cup skim milk plus a dash of vanilla
1/4 cup honey
1 egg
1/4 cup applesauce
1 medium ripe banana


Spray muffin tin cups with cooking spray and preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine cereal and milk and let stand for 3-4 minutes. Add the honey and egg whites to cereal mixture and beat well. Stir in apple sauce and banana. Add flour mixture and mix only until dry ingredients are moistened. Fill sprayed muffin tins. Bake for 25 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.

The original recipe called for light vanilla soy milk, but I don't do the soy milk thing so I used skim milk and a dash of vanilla. The original also called for two egg whites, but since I'm not on that much of a healthy kick I just used one whole egg. It also didn't call for the cinnamon, which I added (I add it to basically all of my sweet baked goods). If you have any Go Lean cereal hanging around that you just couldn't bring yourself to eat, now you know what to do with it!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Peanut Buttery Cereal Treats


1 c. light corn syrup {i like Karo}

1 c. sugar {regular white sugar}

2 c. creamy peanut butter {i like JIF}

5-6 cups of Raisin Bran Extra cereal*


Bring the corn syrup and sugar to a boil. Stir it up real good now.Take it off the heat and stir in the peanut butter. Get to Stirrin! Then pour it over the cereal in a big bowl & Stir like the dickens!! Plop it by spoonfuls onto wax paper & let 'em cool. Then eat them babies up! Or You can lightly spray a 13x9" pan {with like Pam or another cooking spray} and get a little of that spray on your fingers and press the peanut buttery cereal goodness into the pan & let it cool. Then you would cut them into squares & serve.


* you can also use basic corn flakes or just Raisin Bran... or Cranberry Almond Crunch... anything really-- AND as long as there are flakes.
Just do not use a "sugary sweet" cereal like Cap'n Crunch, Lucky Charms, Golden Grahams, Fruit Loops, or Trix etc..... talk about sweetness overkill if you do!
Mu husband and one of my kids don't even like Raisins or dry fruit whatsoever... but they chowed down on these treats!!!