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Funfetti Breakfast Muffins

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Funfetti Breakfast Muffins made with a secret breakfast ingredient -- click here for recipe!

Well friends, spring has sprung here in Las Vegas and I am so ready for bright colors, fresh flowers, and beautiful sunshine.  We have been outside soaking it all in as much as possible, but today, we welcomed spring a little differently… With some bright, fun, and colorful Funfetti Muffins for breakfast!

I mean how can you start out your day any other way than with a smile when you have a plate full of piping hot muffins bursting with fun colors?  It goes without saying that the kids absolutely adored this breakfast and were convinced we were eating cupcakes for breakfast.  Secretly though, I was pretty excited too!

Even though these muffins look bright fun and colorful just like funfetti cupcakes, there is no cake mix here!  I used my trusty muffin recipe that always makes big, thick, and fluffy muffins and combined it with a secret breakfast ingredient to make this special spring treat.  Those of you who know me, know that I don’t really have secret recipes, so here is my secret ingredient– Fruity Pebbles!  How great is that, right?!  Even better?  I swung by Walgreens to pick some up while I was out, for my little spring treat and they were on sale for only $1.99 a box {Sale lasts form March 30- April 5, while supplies last}.

Funfetti Breakfast Muffins made with a secret breakfast ingredient -- click here for recipe!

So with Fruity Pebbles in hand, all I needed were a few staples to throw these together.  Just cream your sugar and butter, then mix your dry ingredients {flour, baking powder, and salt.} Mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture alternately with the milk until they are all combined.  Then take the fruity pebbles and flod them into the mixture until they are all combined.  Grease a 12 cup muffin tin and drop a heaping spoonful of the mixture in each cup and bake at 400˚F for 10-14 minutes or until the center is done and the edges are golden brown.

Funfetti Breakfast Muffins made with a secret breakfast ingredient -- click here for recipe!

Don’t you love how simple it is to make such a fun family breakfast?  I would love for you to try it out and let me know what you think! Make sure and scroll to the bottom for a full printable recipe.  Oh… and have you followed us on Facebook?  It is the first place we always share our fun new recipes and other creations. You can also check out our recipe archives here!  Until next time… happy spring!

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Funfetti Breakfast Muffins
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup Fruity Pebbles
  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients alternately with the milk until all are combined.
  4. Fold in the Fruity Pebbles.
  5. Bake at 400? F 10-14 minutes or until the center is set and the edges are golden brown.


Funfetti Breakfast Muffins made with a secret breakfast ingredient -- click here for recipe!

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    • says

      Thanks so much! My kids did do a little dance haha. I can’t believe they don’t have them on Canada! Fruity Pebbles are like a staple here. I remember them from growing up even. I’d love to know what you can find in Canada! Keep me posted!

    • Renee says

      Canada probably has restrictions on the ingredients in the cereal. We allow ingredients in the US that other countries have banned.

      • MariaG says

        Has anyone thought of an alternative? Fruit Loops? They’d probably get too mushy – right?

        I notice the recipe has no eggs (we have dd having egg allergy) … So this is potentially GrEaT!【ツ】Any other add-ins suggested? Chocolate chips?

  1. danna says

    Im makeing theses as we speak I was suprised that there is no egg. I also wonder if the base would be good with other addins like chocolate chips or even other cereals.

    • says

      Oh I hope you loved them! The muffin is a basic base so they would be good with almost anything mixed in! We do all sorts of fruits – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc, nuts, or whatever our minds come up with that morning!

  2. says

    Are fruity pebbles like froot loops? We are pretty strict over here in Australia about what’s in our breakfast cereals. ..they look beautiful tho:-)

  3. Brenda says

    I am wondering what those funfetti things are made of…how much and what kind of food dyes are used. They look like fun but I’d be more inclined to use natural additions instead of something made with artificial flavours and colours (if that is indeed the case).

  4. Michael Bennett says

    You should know that you are treading on dangerous ground. There is already a product in the marketplace that is a pancake mix called “Funfetti.” You can, of course, use the pancake mix as if it were a muffin mix, but it is even better to make pancakes with it. Looks just like your muffins but doesn’t use Fruity Pebbles (which means no excess artificial colors or flavors—ergo, much healthier). And the name is trademarked. I believe the product is made by Pillsbury. You might want to check the pancake mix area of your local supermarket and then check with a patent/copyright attorney to see if you are committing some kind of violation. If you are, it could cost you a fortune if and when you get sued.

  5. Tia says

    I just happened upon this by chance. People, if you want to do your kids a favor, make them a colorful fresh fruit salad. Don’t pump them full of additives & dyes especially first thing in the morning. There is nothing healthy about any of the ingredients in this. The ‘fun’ you’re talking about is shooting your kids insulin levels through the roof & causing harm to their body. Please wake up, for the future generations sake. Food is supposed to be healthy fuel. Do your part to contribute to your kids having a healthy heart. That’s all.

  6. Cami says

    Wow! People are ignorant! If you don’t like it, don’t comment on it!!! And I highly doubt anybody’s going to sue her for calling them “funfetti” muffins.. Geez! They look GREAT, Kimber!! I’m going to be sure to save this recipe. I know my son would LOVE them!! :-)

  7. Karen says

    These were very tasty and easy. Only thing is I had to add at least 1/4 c more milk bc the mix was way too dry. Next time I will add just a tad more. Kids loved them and were very excited for something different and fun :) thanks!!

  8. Chrysti says

    Made these today; they’re excellent and fun and easy. My only comment is that the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of milk and I needed a whole cup, also I will add vanilla next time. They’re very good, like I said, but they just need a little something. Thanks for the recipe!

    • says

      Thanks Chrysti! Such a sweet comment. I appreciate it. I do think upping the milk a little is smart – I’m going to modify the recipe! I haven’t ever used vanilla but I bet it would be delicious!

  9. Alana Henfling says

    Just made these. Chilling one the rack. Kids are excited.We had Fun making them. Defiantly came out thick for us. I tried to put in half whole wheat flour and half all purpose flour. Also made a double batch. Thanks!

  10. Maureen says

    I’m here in Canada and whoo hoo! I just happened to have a box in my cupboard. Not sure when and where I got them, but they’re here (Specifically, I’m in Kitchener, Ontario). BTW Muffins are yummy and kinda purty too!

  11. says

    I made these for my girls yesterday morning for breakfast for something fun. They were awesome! The texture of the muffins was perfect – they were soft and moist with an almost cupcake-like crumb. The fruity pebble addition was both colorful and added a little bit of flavor. But the muffin itself – so great! I will be making these again with a cup of fresh diced peaches in place of the cereal and experimenting with other add-ins.

    If you’ve been thinking about trying these – DO IT!

    • says

      Thank you for the kind words! We thought it was a really fun breakfast and I really love the idea of adding in some fruit! My kids are big fruit lovers so I bet they would like it even more!

  12. Amber Roberts says

    The breakfast muffins are awesome! I seriously cannot get my two year old to eat anything and she chowed these down! Thank you thank you!

  13. Lisa says

    Would these work as cupcakes, in a liner, and able to frost? I’m thinking these would be super fun for my son’s birthday party!

  14. Karen says

    To the person who just asked about these for her sons bday party, I would make them first and see bc my kids didn’t like them when they cooled down nearly as much. They’re delicious when warm tho!!

    • Lisa says

      Thanks, that’s probably a good idea. His birthday is in the middle of the week and party that next weekend. I think I will make them on his birthday morning, and see how it goes.

  15. Kara says

    Made these and previously commented by another’s post….no taste. Not worthwhile. Sorry but these were awful :(

  16. Danielle says

    Just curious if you forgot to put eggs in the recipe list…I noticed some other people already inquired about the eggs but you never addressed it so it would be nice if you could. Thanks

  17. Michelle B says

    All those getting bent about the “health” quality of fruity pebbles……… really?? Everyone knows they are not a good for you choice and shouldn’t be part of you child’s every day breakfast, but I bet you put syrup on pancakes or jelly on toast! Same corn syrup is used to make those things! Why not look for a solution instead of pointing out the problem!!!

    If your one of those super crunchy Mamas that only eats whole grain and in season fresh fruit and vegetables why are you even looking at this? If you are a I try to be healthy, but sometimes we just want to have a fun silly treat, then head to the organic section or Whole Foods store and buy the natural dye version of fruity pebbles and use that. No you will not get the vibrant colors pictured here, but you will at least get some cool points with the kiddos and your conscience will be clear.

    Me I’m going for the sugar coma inducing, red dye #4 hyper active, special treat breakfast. I will be freezing them and saving them for when this Moma has her new baby and the big kids need to heat up their own breakfast while I’m resting and breastfeeding. Then they will have plenty of energy to go outside and run around and will not have to have done a thing but thank the pinning mama!


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