Chocolate Malt-O-Meal Muffins with Chia Seeds


Malt o Meal muffins with Chia Seeds

This recipe stemmed from leftovers. Malt-O-Meal leftovers to be exact. I have fond memories of eating warm chocolate Mal-O-Meal on cold North Dakota winter mornings. I purchased a box of this classic cereal for my three little guys to try. I envisioned them reliving part of my comforting childhood tradition. Of course, they didn’t like it. And while I enjoyed a warming bowl of Malt-O-Meal as a kid, I can’t say I like it the same way now, so ultimately I had an almost full box of cereal. And from that almost full box this recipe was born. 

A quick search delivered the brand recipe for magic muffins, using that direction I tweaked the recipe to suit our own tastes. Or rather I added what I happened to have around the house. To be sure these muffins are a sort of hodge podge of sorts. Part healthy with chia seeds, part treat-like with chocolate Malt-O-Meal and dark chocolate covered fruit, my guys gobbled them up. I find with most recipes a mix of sweet along with good-for-you is the best fit. 

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I purchased this bag of dark chocolate covered cherries, blueberries and cranberries from Costco. I merely grabbed a handful, chopped them, and added them to the muffins. If I had chocolate chips in the house I likely would have used them instead, but this addition was fairly comparable.

These muffins were such a hit! My boys gobbled them down. I’ve officially discovered my new use for Malt-O-Meal!

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Malt-O-Meal Muffins with Chia Seed

Chocolate Malt-O-Meal Muffins with Chia Seeds
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2561 calories
329 g
208 g
122 g
43 g
35 g
733 g
194 g
154 g
1 g
79 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2561
Calories from Fat 1084
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 122g
Saturated Fat 35g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 21g
Monounsaturated Fat 58g
Cholesterol 208mg
Sodium 194mg
Total Carbohydrates 329g
Dietary Fiber 27g
Sugars 154g
Protein 43g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  2. ¾ cup chocolate Malt-O-Meal® Original hot wheat cereal {dry}
  3. ½ cup sugar
  4. ¾ cup milk
  5. ¼ cup vegetable oil
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  8. 1/4 cup chia seeds
  9. 1/2 cup dark chocolate covered fruit
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients
  3. Stir together until ingredients are just moistened.
  4. Spoon into a greased or paper-lined muffin pan, filling cups ¾ full, either large or small.
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes for larger muffins or 15 minutes for smaller muffins or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Adapted from Malt-O-Meal®
Adapted from Malt-O-Meal®
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  1. Diane Sallans says

    I haven’t seen that Malt-O-Meal before, but I’m always keeping my eye out for tasty healthy ingredients!

  2. I haven’t used chia seeds yet…. but I am up for anything that is covered in dark chocolate! I think I can give these a try and try out the chia seeds!

  3. These look amazing! I love muffins.

  4. Is 2,562 calorie amount for 1 muffin? And 156 grams of sugar per muffin ? I would never feed my kids that. As much as I love malt o meal. Wow. That’s what it says at the top of the recipe

    • No, that isn’t correct! Uff da, that would be quite the muffin, lol. I’ll take a look at why it’s saying that. Thanks for letting me know!

    • My goodness…What would it hurt to give a muffin or two once in awhile, even if sugar content was high or caloric count, unless child is diabetic or couch potato? I\m sure the fiber content etc would outweigh the calorie content etc…Just my opinion…

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