Monday, April 07, 2008

Breakfast on the goo - Muffins

So you hate to cook. Don't know how to cook. Only thing your momma ever taught you in the kitchen was how to bake. Ah ha! Then you can make breakfast. Better yet, you can make a breakfast for on the go! Yup, we're talking muffins. This recipe is easy, quick and delicious.

There are a few odd ingredients but you can get them all at your local grocery store. Keep whole wheat flour, wheat germ and wheat bran in a cool dry place. They will go rancid if you don't store them properly. I keep the wheat germ in my fridge while I store the whole wheat flour and bran in air tight containers in my cool basement.

Blueberry Grain Muffins with Streusel Topping
Makes 24
  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup wheat bran
  • ¾ cup wheat germ
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups fat free buttermilk or lowfat plain yogurt
  • 1 ½ cups blueberries

Streusel Topping

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp oats
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Lightly grease muffin pans for 24 muffins
  3. Mix the dry ingredients (flour through to salt) in a large bowl
  4. Beat together the egg, molasses, oil and buttermilk in a medium bowl
  5. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just blended.
  6. Gently fold in the blueberries
  7. Mix together the streusel topping
  8. Fill muffin cups 2/3 – ¾ full
  9. Sprinkle with streusel topping
  10. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

Nutrition Information based on 1 muffin per servings: Calories 139, Calories from Fat 28; Total Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 236 mg; Carbohydrates 26g; Fiber 2g; Sugars 14g; Protein 3g; 3 Points.

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