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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

Ingredients

For cupcakes

  • cupcake batter for 12 vanilla cupcakes, your favorite recipe or from a box mix
  • 12 smallish cookies
  • 6 of these: https://leelalicious.com/granola-clusters-made-with-muesli/

For chocolate glaze

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

Instructions

  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.

Glaze:

  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.