Lucky Charms Muffins

Breakfast muffins made with Lucky Charms cereal make the best St. Patrick’s Day breakfast ever.
Lucky Charms Muffins

Lucky Charms Muffins

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Lucky Charms  muffins are a take on an idea for cereal muffins I had using crushed and pulverized cereal  along with some extra packaged marshmallows I bought. I always like finding new ideas for holiday recipes for kids, and this one seems like plenty of fun to me, without being overly and artificially green, so  as an idea for #MuffinMonday I thought it was perfect since St. Patrick’s day is coming up this month.

Lucky Charms Muffins

Getting the cereal into a nice crushed state is quite simple with a few pulses of the food processor. Or you could put it into a plastic ziploc and smash the dickens out of it with a rolling pin. Then along with other muffin ingredients, extra marshmallows are added, which you can buy from the red link in the recipe below if you can’t find them locally.  Worse case,  you could pick them out of the boxed cereal, but I doubt it would go that far. And a few extra sprinkles are added,  but you don’t have to. It just adds a little more sparkle.

Lucky Charms MuffinsAs a special treat for St. Patrick’s Day breakfast I think these are great, but they also work well for breakfast on the run. You know the little leprechaun in the commercial is always running, shouting “They are always after me Lucky Charms!” as he goes. Apparently he has never been caught or run out, so bake all you want of these.
Lucky Charms Muffins

Be sure to check out the other muffin recipes linked below the recipe.  You can never have too many, for breakfast, packing in with lunch or an  afternoon snack with coffee or tea.

Join me later in the week- I have another Lucky Leprechaun recipe for you. I seem to be full of them, or it,  if by chance I don’t make it back. My past month has been unreasonably rough, but Spring is coming! Let’s break up this cabin fever and winter weariness!

Lucky Charms Mffins

  • Servings: 18-20
  • Difficulty: easy
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Lucky Charms Muffins

  • 3-1/2 cups Lucky Charms cereal including marshmallows
  • 2 cups marshmallow bits, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons cooled melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-3 tablespoons multicolor cookie  sprinkles
  • 18-20 cupcake liners


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Using food processor, pulse Lucky Charms cereal into a powder.
  3. Place powdered cereal  in a mixing bowl with half (one cup) of the mini marshmallows, the flour, sugar,  baking powder and salt, stirring to mix.
  4. In another small bowl, whisk the milk, eggs, cooled melted butter and vanilla.
  5. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mix and stir gently to combine.
  6. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners or spray with baker’s release spray.
  7. Fill each cavity about 2/3 full, then sprinkle with that last cup of marshmallows and cookie sprinkles.
  8. Bake for 22-24 minutes  or until lightly browned and a toothpick   can be inserted and removed clean.
  9. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then finish cooling on a wire rack.

From the kitchen of

Lucky Charms Muffins

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Lucky Charms Muffins

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