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Frosted Flakes Banana Muffins: All-in-One Breakfast Treat!

Kristina is a parent of two, writer, remote worker, and volunteer. In her spare time, she enjoys nature, trying new things, and lots of DIY.

These banana muffins feature Frosted Flakes for a fun twist

These banana muffins feature Frosted Flakes for a fun twist

Muffins With Frosted Flakes

When my husband showed up after work with a dozen boxes of cereal, I knew I was going to have to get a little creative.


To make a long story short, he had just finished up a big work project, and there was a lot of leftover cereal to go around. Specifically, he brought home Zucaritas breakfast cereal (from the word azucar, which means sugar in Spanish). In Latin America, Frosted Flakes are called Zucaritas. Another fun fact: in Europe, they're called Frosties. There are some differences (the Zucaritas seem a little sweeter than Frosted Flakes), but to me, they taste very similar. For this recipe, I will refer to the ingredient as Frosted Flakes, since that is more common to find in my area. But any version will work, depending on what version you have!

Of course, I could let my kids eat the cereal every morning for breakfast, and they would love me for it. But I've seen how they are after a higher sugar breakfast, and I'm not going to do that to their teachers!

Yes, I let them have the occasional bowl for breakfast (and it's also a yummy, crunchy, mid-afternoon snack), but I needed to figure out a plan for the rest. We ended up giving some cereal away, then searched the internet for recipes to try for the remaining boxes.

Did you know you can make Frosted Flakes honey chicken? And Frosted Flakes cookies? When I saw the cookie recipe, I had a momentary burst of inspiration and thought "they could probably go into muffins, too!"

Since I'm constantly making banana muffins (they get overripe so fast!) I figured, why not combine the two? After another Google search, I found recipes for either Frosted Flakes (without banana) muffins or plain cornflake banana muffins, but nothing for Frosted Flakes banana muffins.

So here is my adaptation, which includes syrup, cereal, eggs, and bananas. If you use your imagination, it's like a multi-dish breakfast all rolled into one (ok, maybe that's stretching it!) Plus, between the sweetness of the cereal and the bananas, the recipe doesn't even need any added white or brown sugar—just a little maple syrup stirred into the batter.

Very ripe bananas

Very ripe bananas

Frosted Flakes and flour

Frosted Flakes and flour

Muffins ready to bake

Muffins ready to bake

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

18 min

28 min

12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas, ripe, about 1 1/2 cups
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups Frosted Flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease your muffin pan (or use muffin liners, if you prefer those).
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, peel the bananas and mash with a fork until softened. This should make about 1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas.
  3. Soften the butter and add it to the bananas. Add the maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla. All of the liquid ingredients will go into this bowl. Stir well.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir well.
  5. Add the Frosted Flakes to the dry ingredients and stir.
  6. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
  7. Spoon the mixture into your muffin pan. Fill each muffin space about 1/2 to 2/3 full.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. After 15 minutes, check to see if the muffins are done by inserting a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, they are finished baking.
  9. Let muffins cool. Enjoy!

Notes

These muffins turn out nice and moist! The cereal seems to make them more moist than regular banana muffins. They are great warmed up, with a little butter or jam. If it's not humid out, I would recommend refrigerating the muffins after a day or two, so that they last longer. If it is very humid out, I would recommend refrigerating them from the start, after they cool. In my house, they are typically gone within a couple of days—my kids love them!

Warm muffins

Warm muffins

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