Monday, June 21, 2010

Healthy Muffins

I've been thinking about posting the base muffin recipe that I've been using recently for a long time. But today, I actually had TWO different friends ask for muffin recipes, so I figured what better time to blog!

There really isn't a backstory to this recipe, with the exception of me wanting a healthy breakfast choice for my family since I make muffins at least twice a week. So this post will be short & sweet.

I'm not even sure where I got the original recipe, as I've been using which ever one I found and tweeking it for years. I have added bananas and fresh/frozen berries to this recipe and it always comes out great.

You can easily substitute whole wheat flour (I often do, or at least substitute half whole wheat/half all purpose). But note, you will need some additional liquid (either another splash of orange juice or a little milk.)


Orange Honey Muffins

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 ground flax seed
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 Tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Prepare a regular 12 muffin tin with muffin papers or a light coating of cooking spray.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, oats, flax seed baking powder, and salt.

In a small bowl, beat the egg and add to the dry ingredients. Add juice, honey, oil and vanilla. Mix ingredients until just combined and moistened.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.

Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out dry