Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Healthy Honey Muffins

As a follow up to my last post on the ickyness of refined sugar for mommies, daddies and kidlets alike, I wanted to follow up with at least one of the yummier “ick-free” recipes I’ve discovered. This basic muffin recipe is healthy and delicious, and there are endless variations you can use to keep things interesting…
Healthy Honey Muffins
You will need…
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
¾ cup milk
½ cup liquid honey
3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine (or substitute 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce for lower fat muffins)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Create a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, combine wet ingredients in a medium bowl, and pour wet ingredients into the well. Stir until just combined (do not over stir). Fill greased muffin tin cups two thirds full, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
There are endless variations that work with this recipe. Use your creativity, or throw in roughly ½ cup of one of the following…
·         Raisins
·         Finely chopped apple sprinkled with cinnamon
·         Finely chopped pear sprinkled with nutmeg
·         Fresh or frozen blueberries
·         Fresh or frozen raspberries
·         Fresh or frozen cranberries
Helpful Hint:  If you don’t already own a mini-muffin tin, they are a must-have in any home with children. Kids are fascinated by all things miniature, and you’ll waste less food as the portion size is more appropriate. I pop a few mini-muffins into a ziplock bag in my purse – a convenient, healthy little snack for kids when you are out and about. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. those sound great, i'm excited to try this recipe! thank you!