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Grain Berry Chocolate-Banana Bran Muffins

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This post is sponsored by Grain Berry and 
Jewel-Osco, but all opinions are my own.
Hi there!
I have a recipe for you this time! We all know I hate cooking, but I had help from some little cuties this time, so it was actually enjoyable!

My kids LOVE muffins, but I've never actually made them for them. We usually just buy them. But I was sent some Grain Berry cereal to try and thought it would be fun to attempt to make them a healthier version - they NEVER KNEW I was using a healthy cereal to make them these muffins!
There are a lot of benefits of Grain Berry Cereals. I used the Grain Berry Multi-Bran Flakes with Onyx Sorghum. Onyx Sorghum is a grain developed by Texas A&M University. This grain is a blend of powerful antioxidants that combat a whole spectrum of free radical attackers. Onyx can even help slow sugar and carbohydrate absorption in our gut (
My son asked for banana muffins. But since I had it, I added in some of a popular hazelnut chocolate spread to give the muffins a little extra sweetness. And they tasted really, really good! I'll add some adjustments I would make for the next round at the end.

Grain Berry
Bran Muffins
  • 3 cups of Grain Berry cereal
  • 2 cups milk (I used whole)
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 2/3 cups light brown sugar
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • .25 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2-3 bananas (depending on desired sweetness)
  • 1/2 cup Nutella Hazelnut Spread
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix the Grain Berry cereal with 1.5 cups milk and set to the side to soften.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, light brown sugar, baking powder and salt together.
  • When cereal is soft, mash into a paste-like texture then pour into the large bowl. 
  • In large bowl, add in egg and vegetable oil and mix all ingredients together. Add in extra 1/2 cup milk to soften.
  • Mash in bananas and add Nutella. Mix until all ingredients are fully blended.
  • Separate equally into greased, non-stick muffin tin.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • Let cool before removing from tin.
  • And, ENJOY!!!
I only had a mini-muffin tin and I filled them all the way to the top, but I still had extra mix. If you are making regular muffins, you should be able to get at least 12 muffins from the mix, maybe a few extra.
My kids DEVOURED these!!! I only used 2 bananas and a 1/2 cup of Nutella. When I make these again, I will add an extra banana and ANOTHER 1/2 cup of Nutella for extra sweetness. My husband liked them as-is specifically because they weren't TOO sweet. Do whatever you think is best in terms of the chocolate and banana, based on your specific taste.
These were fun to make! Especially because I had my cutie-pie niece and my #3 willing to help me out.
If you try them out, include your kids in the process! I don't usually let them cook with me, but this time, I didn't mind. And it was so fun to see them love the muffins we created together! And try out Grain Berry cereal! It tastes great AND it's good for you! It's available at all Jewel-Osco Stores in Chicagoland. Use the Store Finder to find stores outside of Illinois.
Until next time,


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