Kids will love these breakfast bears. A spice cake mix baked in a muffin tin turns into a bear when you add pear ears and a chocolate chip nose. They make great snacks too.

Source: Parents Magazine

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Yield:
about 24 muffins
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 400°F. Line 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with baking wrappers. In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix, the water, orange juice, eggs and oil until smooth. Spoon batter into prepared cups until they're about 3/4 full.

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  • Trim a half inch from the pointed end of each pear slice. Insert the trimmed, flat ends of 2 slices into each muffin cup, leaving the tops of the pears exposed. Pretending the muffin is a clock, insert them at about 11:00 and 1:00.

  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until the muffin tops spring back when you touch them. Let cool 5 minutes in the pan; remove muffins and place them on wire racks. While they're slightly warm, add almond slivers and chocolate chips to create the bear's face.

Nutrition Facts

135 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 16mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 21g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 12g; protein 2g; vitamin a 48.6IU; vitamin c 2.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 16.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 147mg; potassium 48mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 0.5mg.
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