Tuesdays with Dorie BWD: Grain and Seed Muffins

January 11, 2022 at 11:42 pm | Posted in breakfast things, BWD, groups, muffins/quick breads, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 9 Comments
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grain and seed muffins

Grain and Seed Muffins are about as healthy as my baking gets around here. These aren’t cake-for-breakfast muffins– they are full of good-for-you stuff, like whole wheat flour, wheat bran, oats and sunflower, sesame and flax seeds. I needed a trip to the bulk bins to get these ones done. Dorie suggests that the sunflower seeds should be raw, but does a raw sunflower seed really even taste like anything? I chose to toast all the seeds, and I even toasted the oats and wheat bran while I was at it. The muffins came together easily and were lightly sweet from maple syrup and brown sugar. I liked them best warm, with a swipe of sweet and salty maple butter. I felt like my grandma, warming my bran muffin and spreading it with butter, but grandmas know best, right?

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  1. Next time I’ll have to take a trip to someplace with the bulk bins! Toasting the seeds sounds like a great idea!

  2. Great idea to toast the seeds and muffins, it must have given an extra nutty flavour

  3. Grandmas DO know best! Loved these!

  4. Oh, toasting those all seems like a fine idea. Your muffins look beautiful and what’s not to love about their best friend Butter showing up on time?!

  5. I am partial to the cake for breakfast muffin type 😂, but these were ok with a swipe of butter. Just felt like it might negate the healthy part then haha.

  6. Grandma’s do know best. We liked the warm also but with jam not butter:)

  7. I love the idea of toasting some of the ingredients. Looks delicious!

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