Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: Ralston Cinnamon Crunch Muffins

Following_RecipeSMALLER It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s!

Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers.

So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancywhich today is RALSTON CINNAMON CRUNCH MUFFINS!

I have to admit that I’m not much for “healthy” muffins. They’re usually too dry and/or too tasteless (only my experience talking) for me to bother eating, let alone making. This recipe, however, is one that I do enjoy and it made my “keeper” recipe book years ago. Hope you discover the same!

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


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[Makes 12]


½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup Ralston 100% Wheat Hot Cereal
¼ cup chopped nuts, optional
2 T. flour
2 T. margarine, melted
2 tsp. ground cinnamon


1¼ cups flour
¾ cup Ralston 100% Wheat Hot Cereal
1/3 cup raisins
¼ cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
¼ cup vegetable oil

To prepare Topping:  Combine sugar, cereal, nuts, flour, margarine and cinnamon; set aside.

To prepare Muffins:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease bottoms or paper-line 12 muffin cups. Combine flour, cereal, raisins, sugar and baking powder in large bowl; add ½ tsp. salt if desired.  Combine milk, egg and oil in separate bowl.  Add to cereal mixture all at once; stirring just until moistened.  Place 1 tsp. topping into each prepared muffin cup.  Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.  Top with remaining topping.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

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