I've tried other Fiber One things, like their cereals and granola bars with mixed results. The cereals I will often snack on and while I really like the taste of the granola bars, I'm not exactly sure what's in there, but, about half an hour after eating them I have stomach cramps and gas. Now why you ask given those results would I try another of their products? Well...I don't know exactly, but I did and I can say that the muffins were delicious and gas/cramp free.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Muffins make the perfect little something to add to breakfasts or lunchboxes. They're compact, they're tasty, they're cute-even the name is cute: muffin.
Now while I know that there could probably be nothing easier to make from scratch than muffins-it's all in one bowl for goodness sakes, sometimes things catch your eye in the supermarket and you just have to give them a try. The something in question that recently caught my eye was a muffin mix called Fiber One Apple Cinnamon Muffin Mix.
I felt compelled to fiddle with the mix a bit and I added a cream cheese walnut component-which I thought was just right; I like a little crunch in my muffins so the addition of walnuts seemed natural. Other possible add ins could be a streusel topping or a cream cheese frosting. I did burn mine a little bit, but that's just because I was on the phone when the timer went off and didn't hear it...oops.
Fiber One Apple Cinnamon Muffins with Cream Cheese and Walnuts
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 package Fiber One Apple Cinnamon Muffin mix prepared according to package directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners.
In a small food processor, combine the cream cheese, brown sugar and egg; process until smooth. Stir in the chopped walnuts.
Divide half the Fiber One batter between the muffin cups. Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the batter in the cups, evenly dividing. Spoon the remaining batter over the cream cheese mixture.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in the center of each comes out clean.
Yield: 12 muffins