Tuesday, February 1, 2011

TWD - Great Grain Muffins



Fruit and grains sounds healthy, right? Well, I am convincing myself that they are, as this week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe contains both of them. Christine of Happy Tummy chose Dorie's Great Grain Muffins, and these contain three sorts of grain - wheat, corn and oats (or in my case, wheat, oats and rye), as well as fruit (I used dates).

These muffins were easy to put together, as they did not require an electric mixer, and baked fairly rapidly - in around 20 minutes.

They also taste really good - despite not having that much sugar in them, the sweetness from the fruit and maple syrup buoyed these muffins into the arena of sweet treats.

Here's a peek inside:



Thanks to Christine for this week's pick - she will have the recipe, and of course, it is contained in Baking - From My Home To Yours. To see what everyone else thought of these muffins, visit the TWD blogroll.

25 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

I would eat them. Happily.

Flourchild said...

I liked them too! I added some sugar so that helped make them a tad bit sweeter!!

yummychunklet said...

Ooh! Those look tasty with the dates. Plus, the look of your muffins really pops because of the pretty bright blue wrappers!

Kayte said...

We loved these. I used dates, too, although I can see by your insides that I didn't use nearly enough of them! Yours look great. Mine also were a little flat on top...I made them twice, same result...oh well, flat or not they tasted great!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I'd say they are healthy too! I love this style of muffin

Not Quite Nigella said...

Even though I have a mixer still like doing recipes that don't requite the use of one as it's easier for cleaning! :) they look great!

Pamela said...

These were definitely much healthier than anything else I've baked recently. Nice job.

jasmine said...

I find a lot of muffins have an almost cake-like sweetness, so having a less sugary breakfast recipe works well for me :)

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chocolatechic said...

I think they were perfection.

HappyTummy said...

Dates! Great addition. I'm so glad you liked these. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Mary said...

I really liked these too! I love the blue papers you used and how you really filled them with fruit.

sarah @ For the Love of Food said...

lovely recipe and yours look choc full of fruit which really appeals to me. I'll be adding this to my 'healthy' muffin recipe collection

Sweet and Savory said...

Muffins are not cupcakes so less sugar gives them their own distinction. Yours sound ever so good.

Happy Cook said...

They look so so good.

Jessica said...

Pretty! The dates look great! It was nice having a "healthy" recipe for a change, wasn't it? :)

Walnuts and Honey said...

Its strange because in the UK people say muffins in 2 ways... we have "english muffins" and we have "Muffins" which i guess refers to the american sweet muffins... although ive read u can have zuchinni mufffins which sounds gross to me but each to thier own!

I did a post a while back about healthy muffins. feel free to check it out if you want.

http://counterrhythm.blogspot.com/2010/02/super-food-2-smallest-of-bunch.html

by the way.. you have inspired me to join daring bakers! friendly competition eh!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

they look great! i would definately have some:)

Amber Marie said...

Ooh, the dates and rye flour sound very good! I'm thinking these are 'healthy' too!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Love yours... and love the blue wrappers, too! :)

Steve said...

Hi there!

My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at http://www.eatingbangkok.com, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site http://www.kitchenlaw.blogspot.com/ recently and was pretty impressed. I've added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: http://www.eatingbangkok.com/foodie-blogs/ and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added (foodie [at] eatingbangkok.com) I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn't well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I've subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

Warm regards,
Steve

P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:
http://www.twitter.com/eatingbangkok

jillbert said...

Dates would be so good in these! These were good muffins, and at least healthier than a lot of Dorie's recipes!

Karen said...

Love your pretty blue cupcake liners! :) Glad you liked these!

Leslie said...

These look yummy with dates! I went a little astray and added chocolate chips, but they were still delicious.

Ivy said...

Gaye these are the kind of muffins I prefer not too sweet and healthy as well. I have bookmarked them.

Elaine said...

These look very tasty and healthy.