Grape Nuts Orange Muffins

This is a delicious, easy recipe that uses Grape Nuts cereal for crunch.  It’s from one of my older Better Homes and Gardens Cook Books from 1953.  I can never have enough recipes to use up Grape Nuts, as I usually have them on hand for making granola and to top my breakfast oatmeal.  This recipe uses what I consider a “cake” method of mixing, but makes beautiful muffins that are perfect with soup or main dish salad meals.                
Grape Nuts Orange Muffins
     1/4   Cup  Shortening or lard
     1/3   Cup  Sugar
  2         Large  Eggs -- well beaten
  2         Cups  Sifted All Purpose Flour -- 8 ounces
     1/2   Teaspoon  Salt
     1/2   Teaspoon  Baking Soda
  1         Cup  Orange Juice
  1         Tablespoon  Grated Orange Peel
  1         Cup  Grape Nuts -- 4 ounces
Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar; add eggs and beat well.  Sift flour with salt and soda; add alternately with orange juice and orange peel to creamed mixture.  Stir in Grape Nuts.
Fill muffin pans 2/3 full and bake in a 400° for 20 to 25 minutes.

12 Servings


  1. Give us your recipe for granola please! We love it over yogurt.

    1. Myrna and I both make different granola recipes; mine uses grapenuts too: Sue's Easy Granola and Myrna's Great Granola.

    2. Thank you - I will try both of them!


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