Cookie bottomed cupcakes with granola center

Granola Cookie Cupcakes

Add some crunch to your cupcakes with a cookie bottom and granola cluster center. A rich chocolate glaze and granola 'sprinkles' finish off these cupcakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Granola Cookie Cupcakes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Regina


For cupcakes

  • cupcake batter for 12 vanilla cupcakes, your favorite recipe or from a box mix
  • 12 smallish cookies
  • 6 of these:

For chocolate glaze

  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla


  1. Prepare granola clusters. You will need only about 6 clusters for 12 cupcakes.
  2. Preheat oven according to directions for your cupcakes. Prepare cupcake batter. Line a cupcake tray with paper liners. Place one cookie at the bottom of each liner. Fill liners to 1/2 or 2/3 mark with cupcake batter and bake as long as recipe requires (usually around 15-20 minutes).
  3. Let cupcakes cool fully. Using a small knife (I like to use a turned around, medium-sized icing tip) cut a hole into center of cupcakes. Pull apart a granola cluster and fill into center. About 1/2 cluster, dont press in too tight. Use very top of the cut-out part to close cupcake top again.


  1. For the chocolate glaze, melt cocoa powder and margarine in a small saucepan on medium heat; put aside to cool. In a bowl stir together icing sugar, milk and vanilla. Mix in cocoa mixture. Dip cupcakes in glaze or spoon glaze over cupcakes. Sprinkle with a few remaining granola bits.