This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Honey Bunches of Oats. All opinions are 100% mine.
When the opportunity to try Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy was presented to me, it seemed like a good fit. Their new cereal, called Morning Energy, is packed with whole grain, protein, and fiber and the texture is amazing! Like their other cereals, it has the perfect combination of whole grain flakes and granola clusters.
I was given a box of each of their two flavors to sample, review, and share with my family. I liked both of them! The Cinnamon Crunch had the perfect amount of sweet, and I liked how big the granola clusters were. The Chocolately Almond Crunch was delicious too. I really liked the almond in there. It gave it a pop of flavor that was more substantial than I would have expected.
My favorite was Cinnamon Crunch. I ended up eating some like regular cereal with milk, some mixed with greek yogurt, and then used the rest of it for a little experiment with baked oatmeal muffins.
Since I’m all about convenience in this stage of life, I love having breakfast options around that I can quickly grab while I’m busy with the kids or that I can send out the door with Jake when he has to leave at the crack of dawn. These muffins were oh so easy to make, and the Honey Bunches Of Oats Morning Energy added substance that kept me full all morning.
Apple Cinnamon Crunch Baked Oatmeal Muffins
(adapted from MOMables.com)
-2 cups old fashioned oats
-1 cup Honey Bunches Of Oats Cinnamon Crunch Morning Energy
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-2 tablespoons butter, melted
-2 cups milk
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 1/2 cups chopped fresh apples (I peeled and sliced them, then pulsed in my food processor for a few seconds)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or prepare a 12 count muffin pan with liners.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, cereal, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and apples. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, milk, brown sugar, and egg. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients.
3. Batter will be very loose and wet. Fill each muffin tin until they’re all full of batter. It won’t expand that much, so don’t be afraid of it filling them up. Bake at 375 for 25 – 35 minutes or until the muffins are just golden brown. Don’t underbake, or the mixture won’t hold together well.
4. Allow to cool for a few minutes before serving. Makes 12 muffins. Store leftovers in an airtight container.
Which of the two flavors do you think your family would enjoy the most?