You know when you eat a box (or bag if you are in to malt-o-meal like I am) of shredded wheat, frosted or not, you always end up with a bunch of shredded shredded wheat crumbs. My kids like to call it magic dust and they will gladly pour the stuff in their bowls.
But my amazing friend Jenny gave me a better use for the stuff: Shredded Wheat Muffins.
I've made them twice now in two variations. I made an orange-cranberry muffin and an apple-cinnamon with streusel topping. I did have troubles with my muffins collapsing in the center. I'm not sure why. Should I add another egg? More baking powder? But regardless, they tasted great!
Jenny's Awesome Shredded Wheat Muffins
3 c Flour
1 + cup shredded wheat magic dust
2 T baking powder
2 t salt
1 c brown sugar
1 1/2 c milk
1/2 c oil
Mix dry ingredients. In separate bowl mix eggs, milk and oil. Add to dry mixture and stir just until moistened. Fold in filling.
filling and spice
Apple Streusel Muffin
2 c chopped apple
3 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
streusel topping (1 c brown sugar, 1 c oats, 1/2 c flour, 1 cube cold butter cut in, 2 t cinnamon)
Cranberry Orange Muffin
2 C chopped cranberries
zest and juice from 1 orange
2 c frozen blueberries blended with 1/2 c yogurt
2 t cinnamon
Spoon into muffin tins (don't overfill). Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.