10/22/11

Sunflower Wheat Muffins

These muffins are filled with some ingredients you can feel good about. They have a whole cupful each of luscious sunflower seeds and whole wheat flour for a nutty taste and they're sweetened with honey instead of sugar. I have adapted my recipe from the Totally Muffins Cookbook.






Sunflower Wheat Muffins
1 cup + 1 tablespoon shelled, unsalted sunflower seeds
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 cup sunflower oil
3 tablespoons honey
1 cup 2% milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease muffin pan or prepare with paper liners. Place 1/3 cup sunflower seeds in food processor or blender. Process until finely ground. In a large bowl, combine ground seeds, both flours, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl, beat egg. Stir in oil, honey, and milk. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just to blend. Stir in remaining 2/3 cup sunflower seeds. Divide batter among muffin cups. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds over muffin batter tops. Bake about 25 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Makes 9 standard size muffins.



This recipe uses unsalted sunflower seeds and honey. The original recipe just called for "vegetable oil" and I opted to use sunflower oil in my muffins.


Sprinkle a tablespoon of sunflower seeds over the muffins before baking.


Remove muffins from pan after baking and cool on a wire rack.


These Sunflower Wheat Muffins have a whole grain healthy taste, not sweet, but packed with crunch and flavor.



7 comments:

  1. They look so pretty with the flowers behind them!

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  2. They look and sound delicious, Anita!Here from On the Menu! Have a great week!

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  3. These muffins look so sunny and cheerful! I love sunflower seeds, what a great idea of making muffins with them!

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  4. Yum, Anita! Another great muffin recipe from you. It just so happens I have sunflower seeds already!!

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  5. Anita, These look and sound delicious and healthy!! Would you mind if my daughter and I use your recipe on an upcoming Muffin Monday?

    Blessings! ~Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley :)

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  6. As a lover of sunflower seeds I would really love your muffins they look yummy! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Anita, AnnaLynn and I baked these today -- they are our Muffin Monday feature this week! Thanks so much for a great recipe and for sharing with us. These are delicious!!

    Blessings, ~Lisa :)

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