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.