KD Kids Healthy Recipes: Cheerios Applesauce Muffins

KD Kids Healthy Recipe Corner

It’s the end of summer and fall is on its way! Fall means many different things – new school supplies and clothes, the leaves on the trees displaying their beautiful changing colors, cooler weather, and kids returning to school! Back to school also means after school snacks. My two children have long days, and when they get home they are H-U-N-G-R-Y!

I love to have things on hand for them that I feel good about giving them. I try to stick to as heart healthy a diet as we can for my whole family, and when I saw this recipe, I knew I could add it to our snack repertoire. I always feel so much better giving my kids something I’ve made from scratch rather than something packaged and processed, but I also don’t have a ton of extra time, so this recipe is a great compromise as it only takes 10 minutes to prep and 25 minutes to bake!

These are also great for a quick breakfast on those mornings that we might be running a little late, and with everything that I make, I usually double the batch and throw some in the freezer so I don’t find us without any all of a sudden (with two growing kids, food disappears quickly in my home, as I’m sure many of you can relate to!)


Cheerios Applesauce Muffins

Courtesy of cheerios.com (www.cheerios.com/recipes/cheerios-applesauce-muffins/)

10 Minutes Prep

35 Minutes Total

12 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 2 cups Cheerios cereal
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 pouches (3.2 oz each) applesauce
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray bottoms only of 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Crush cereal. In large bowl, stir together cereal, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in remaining ingredients just until moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  3. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in raisins, if desired.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 150, Calories from Fat: 30, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Potassium: 110 mg, Sodium: 170 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 27 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Total Fat: 3 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 1/2 g, Protein: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1/2 g, Sugars: 13 g, Fats & Oils: 1 tsp, Grains: 1 oz-eq