Step 1: Things You'll Need
        Step 2: Sing While You Mix!
        Step 3: Slice It Up
        Step 4: Monster Mash
        Step 5: Count and Stir
        Step 6: Muffin Shapes
        Step 7: Spoon and Count
        Step 8: Bake and Serve
        Step 9: Go Bananas!

        Ingredients

        • 1 cup flour
        • 1 medium ripe banana, mashed
        • 2 tsp baking powder
        • ¾ cup low-fat or fat-free milk
        • ¼ cup sugar
        • 2 cups bran flake cereal
        • 1 egg, beaten
          Prep Time: 20 min
          Cook Time: 25 min
          Makes: 12 muffins
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        "Me Love Muffins!"

        Cookie Monster loves cookies, but he goes bananas over these banana bran muffins!

        Step 1: Things You'll Need

        Gather these ingredients to make Cookie Monster's Banana Bran Muffins. To add more fiber, replace ½ cup of white flour with ½ cup whole wheat flour.

        Step 2: Sing While You Mix!

        Preheat oven to 400˚F. Then, mix flour, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl. Little Hands Tip: Sing a silly song while you stir!

        Step 3: Slice It Up

        Cookie has a great idea—slice the banana into smaller pieces so that it's easier to mash later! Make sure a parent does this step.

        Step 4: Monster Mash

        In a separate bowl, mix the egg, banana, milk, and cereal. Let stand 5 minutes. Then, stir mixture until the banana and cereal are completely mashed.
        Little Hands Tip: Make funny sounds while you mash: "MASH, SMASH, CRUNCH!"

        Step 5: Count and Stir

        Add the cereal and milk mixture to flour mixture. Stir until blended.
        Little Hands Tip: Count each stir aloud. How many stirs does it take?

        Step 6: Muffin Shapes

        Grease a muffin pan with butter.
        Little Hands Tip: Name the round shapes you see in the muffin pan.

        Step 7: Spoon and Count

        Spoon batter into a greased muffin pan and fill each cup two-thirds full.
        Little Hands Tip: Count how many muffins there will be.

        Step 8: Bake and Serve

        Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.

        Step 9: Go Bananas!

        Cookie Monster thinks eating banana bran muffins is just as much fun as eating cookies!

        "Num, Num, Num....Muffins!"

        It looks like Cookie Monster is really enjoying those banana bran muffins!

        "Me Want MORE Yummy Muffins!"

        Look! Cookie Monster is already thinking about making MORE banana bran muffins!

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