Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (2024)

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Grape Nuts Muffins are a tasty muffin with a delicious crunch!

I opened my pantry this past week to find five 3/4 eaten boxes of cereal and a kitchen full of kids saying we had nothing to eat.

I usually make a big breakfast for my kidsbefore school, but this particular morning I was running behind and told my kids to just grab some cereal. Every single one of them came back to me saying “but there isn’t any cereal…we have nothing to eat!”. So, apparently FIVE boxes of cereal with cereal STILL IN THEM doesn’t count as food? Am I the only house this happens in? Seriously, what is wrong with the last 1/4 box of cereal? Can someone explain that to me? It never fails with cereal and bread, no one wants to eat the last bit left. I don’t get it.

I made cereal muffins and a zillion years ago. Apparently, after I read through that post, I realized my kids have the same commitment issues I’ve always had. It’s true… we get bored and want something new after having the same old same old time after time.

Because I often have extra un-eaten cereal, I get the opportunity to become creative with how to use it all up. From Corn Flake Chickento Raisin Bran Cookies, the recipe options for leftover cereal are abundant.

This week, I was faced with a box of Grape Nuts Cereal with 1/4 of the box left. We love Grape Nuts on yogurt (yes, my husband and I are 100 years old), but I thought it’d be fun to make a muffin with a crunch with the remaining Grape Nuts Cereal.

The result of my experimentation is a moist, sweet muffin with a crunch. The flavorful batter combined with the crunch of the cereal makes the perfect muffin. It really does! I know you don’t believe me because, let’s face it… It’s Grape Nuts, but Grape Nuts are the bomb. I promise!

If you have some leftover Grape Nuts you aren’t quite sure what to do with, I hope you’ll give this muffin recipe a try! A muffin with a crunch is a good muffin, indeed.

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Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe

Servings 12 muffins

Author Dine & Dish


  • 1 cup Grape-Nuts Cereal
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon. baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • Additional Grape Nuts Cereal for topping optional


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.

  • Combine cereal and milk; let stand 3 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in large bowl; set aside.

  • Mix together egg, yogurt, oil, and brown sugar and mix well. Stir into cereal mixture until well blended. Add all to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. (Batter will be lumpy.)

  • Spoon evenly into 12 muffin cups sprayed with non stick cooking spray, filling each cup two-thirds full.

  • Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.

  • Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Serve warm.


Adapted from Low Fat Grape Nuts muffins recipe on Post Foods.

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  1. Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (6)Karen Beth says

    Kristen! Do you know that I’ve LONG been on the lookout for Grape Nuts muffins or bread? Wow! You read my mind, sweet lady. I hope to make these this weekend. I LOVE Grape Nuts!!!

    Hearts and love. xo.

  2. Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (7)Janet miller says

    Super easy recipe, and the muffins looked great and tasty when they came out of the oven. Was a big hit with the family. Will make again!!

  3. Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (8)April says

    I haven’t been by in a while, but I do love my Grape Nuts! I’m anxious to try this recipe. I’m not a yogurt fan however I think I should risk it for this one. Thank you!

    • Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (9)Jessica says

      Chances are you won’t taste the yogurt. It will add to the moisture and allows the baker to use less oil. Enjoy!

  4. Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (10)Yar | OfRecipes says

    Wow! I love how simple this is to make! Thanks for sharing the yummy-looking recipe!

  5. Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (11)Christine @ WRY TOAST says

    I am like a texture freak, so these are RIGHT up my alley! I want to slather some almond butter over a warm one right now, so yummy!

  6. Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (12)Malinda @Countryside Cravings says

    I definitely have to make this because I love grape nuts! I think I ate them everyday through college, I know I’m weird. I remember growing up my mom would say the same thing about the cereal problem!

  7. Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (13)Kathy B says

    I’m going to have to try these muffins – your recipe sounds better than the Grape-Nuts bread recipes I’ve tried.

    Thought you might be interested in this recipe for Grape-Nuts bread that is supposed to be the original —

  8. Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (14)Kathy B says

    Could sour cream be substituted for the yogurt? Not because I don’t like yogurt, but I think I want to make these tomorrow morning and I don’t have any. Thanks.

    • Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (15)Kristen says

      Hi Kathy! I think it could be…it should work as a good substitute for the fat. Applesauce would maybe work as well?

  9. Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (16)Michelle @ Taste As You Go says

    Stephen loves Grape Nuts, but I’ve never been a fan of them. Maybe your muffins are just what I need to motivate me to give them another go. 😉

  10. Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (17)Sterling says

    Wondering if you could use sour cream instead of yogurt.

    • Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (18)Kristen says

      Hi Sterling –
      I think you definitely could. It’s just used as a substitute for fat so I imagine it’d be about the same! Let me know if you try it if it works out. Thanks!

  11. Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (19)Carol says

    Hi, is the 1 Tablespoon of flour correct? It seems like alot. Thanks

    • Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (20)Kristen says

      Hi Carol – Did you mean 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder? If so, yes that’s correct!

  12. Crunchy Grape Nuts Muffins Recipe (21)Susan says

    Do I put the “extra” grape nuts on top before baking?

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