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Time to flashback to those good ole childhood days where you’d basically eat dessert for breakfast! These small-batch fruity cereal muffins yield just the right amount to satisfy that sweet tooth!

Five small cereal muffins are placed on a marble countertop, surrounded with pieces of fruity cereal.

Small-Batch Fruity Cereal Muffins

It’s time to treat your inner child and make these small-batch fruity cereal muffins! If munching on sugary cereals is one of your favorite ways to satisfy your sweet tooth, you’re seriously going to be obsessed with this recipe.

This recipe is amazing for three main reasons – it’s easy, inexpensive, and fun! The steps to whipping up a batch of these muffins is incredibly easy, there are very few ingredients, and I mean, come on. Look at how colorful and cute they are!

Next time you want to do a little something extra on a Sunday morning, start the day off colorfully with fruity cereal muffins! They’re great with a glass of cold milk, or even better, cold brew coffee.

They’re also great on Monday mornings… and Tuesday mornings… and all afternoons… You get the idea. These muffins are so tasty, you’ll be craving them all week long!

A glass of milk is in the background of several muffins on a white surface.

Ingredients for small-batch fruity cereal muffins

  • Berry flavored muffin mix
  • Milk
  • Fruity cereal rings

Ingredients for homemade icing

  • Powdered sugar
  • Water
  • More cereal!

See what I mean about simple and inexpensive? You’ll be able to treat yourself without breaking the bank.

Three fruity muffins are stacked on top of each other.

How long will these fruity cereal muffins stay fresh?

In an airtight container at room temperature, these easy muffins will stay fresh for up to 4 days.Want them to last even longer? In an airtight container in the fridge, they’ll stay fresh for about a week!

What berry flavored muffin mix works the best?

I personally prefer using blueberry! It’s my favorite muffin mix. However, strawberry and lemon both work very well with this recipe. There’s really no “best” berry flavored muffin mix to use – it’s all up to your preference.

Can I freeze them?

Yes! They’ll stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy the muffins, simply let them thaw in the fridge or on the counter for a few hours.

However – the fruity cereal loops on top may lose their crunchy texture in the freezer. If you want to make sure the topping is perfect, then I recommend not adding the cereal on top until the muffins are thawed.

A close up shot shows a white drizzle over a muffin with four pieces of colorful cereal loops on top.

As Gaga would say, I’m not “bluffin’ with my muffin.” Here are some more muffin recipes I just can’t stop craving!

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Small-Batch Fruity Cereal Muffins

Time to flashback to those good ole childhood days where you'd basically eat dessert for breakfast! These small-batch fruity cereal muffins yield just the right amount to satisfy that sweet tooth!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 muffins
Author: Julie Chiou
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Ingredients 

  • 6.5 ounce any flavor berry muffin mix
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons fruity cereal rings,, such as fruit loops

For the icing:

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tablespoon water
  • More cereal for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a muffin pan with muffin liners.
  • Mix the muffin mix with milk and add in crushed cereal.
  • Fill muffin cups evenly.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes until toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. Let cool.
  • While muffins are cooling, make the icing.
  • Mix the powdered sugar with 1/2 tablespoon of water. Start with 1/2 tablespoon, add more if you want a thinner glaze.
  • Drizzle the glaze across the tops of the muffins and immediately top with cereal.
  • Serve!

YOUR NOTES

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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cereal, muffins

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