Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Great Grains Muffins

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was picked by Christine of Happy Tummy. She chose the Great Grains Muffins. These muffins might seem a bit plain; they aren’t loaded with chocolate chips or nuts or fancy things like that. They are far from being plain and I was looking forward to making them. You can get the complete recipe on Christine’s blog and you can also see how the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers fared with this week’s recipe.

These muffins contain whole wheat flour, cornmeal, and oats. They are sweetened with maple syrup, which added the perfect touch of sweetness. I added dried cranberries to the batter, which was a good addition. You could also add nuts, which would also be nice. The muffins have a nice crunch to them, from the addition of the cornmeal. My husband thought they were a lot like corn muffins, and they certainly were if you count the crunch factor.

I halved the recipe and still got 8 muffins. I didn’t have anywhere to take them so I didn’t want to have too many around. These were so good that I wished there had been more. For a seemingly simple recipe, these muffins were really something special!

Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, pages 8 and 9.


briarrose said...

Looks lovely. I love the maple syrup touch.

Jaime said...

yes, simple but lovely!

Pamela said...

They reminded me a bunch of corn muffins, too. Good stuff here!

Tia said...

i added cranberries too - but the fresh kind :) yours look great! moist and yummy. nice job Tia @ Buttercreambarbie

Flourchild said...

Im glad they were a hit at your home too. I loved this recipe and thought they baked up nice! I left the corn meal out and used flax seed in it's place.
Your muffin looks great!