Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Morning Muffins - the Good and the Ugly

By the time Christmas day ends, I have definitely consumed too much chocolate, chips & dips, white breads, and meat. For the past couple of years, I have tried to have something simple and healthy for my family to eat for breakfast before we head out to grandma and grandpa's house. This year I thought we would have some whole grain muffins and fruit & dip. So here is the ugly muffins . . . .
This is a whole grain almond poppy seed muffin. It tasted pretty good but the center sunk. When something doesn't look good, people assume it doesn't taste good either. It was the first time I tried to adapt this recipe to 100% whole grain and will need to try again. And now here is the good . . . .

These chocolate muffins were not only pretty to look at, but I thought they were quite delicious.

Chocolate Malted Muffins
1 cup barley flour
1/2 cup hard white wheat flour
1/2 cup spelt flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup malted milk powder
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbls unsalted butter, melted
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Whisk together dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, whisk together wet ingredients. Then combine wet and dry ingredients and stir in chocolate chips. Scoop batter into muffin cups and bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.

No comments: