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.


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

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

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

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

  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 :)

  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

  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 :)