Monday, April 16, 2012

Honey and Granola Muffins

Honey and Granola Muffins

Makes about 3 dozen mini muffins or 15 regular muffins.

This is not typically a muffin recipe that would jump out at me.  But it seemed like a good muffin to try for my weekly breakfast group.  The cookbook actually calls it a cupcake, and suggests frosting it with a cream cheese icing, but I thought it was perfect plain, as a muffin.  Something about the way it tasted actually reminded me of a cake donut.  The sweetness of the honey, and the light crunch of the granola made for a perfect match.   Don't avoid this one if it "doesn't sound like something you would like."  You might be surprised.
Source: Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery cookbook

8 T. (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 c. packed light brown sugar
1/2 c. mild honey
2 large eggs
1-2/3 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. 2% reduced fat milk
1/2 t. pure vanilla extract
1/4 c. low-fat plain yogurt
2 1/2 c. granola (pick out any large whole nuts)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large mixing bowl cream the butter, brown sugar, and honey until the mixture is light an fluffy, which should take about 2-3 minutes using an electric hand mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing for a few minutes after each addition.

Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together into a separate bowl. Mix the milk, vanilla, and yogurt together. Add one-third of the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and beat well. Pour in one-third of the milk mixture and beat again. Repeat these steps until all the flour and milk have been added. Fold in the granola carefully to incorporate evenly.

Carefully spoon the mixture into cups, filling them about two-thirds full. Bake in the oven for about 24 minutes until golden brown. To check they are cooked, insert a wooden skewer in the center of one of the cupcakes – it should come out clean.

Remove from the oven and leave the cupcakes in their pans for about 10 minutes. Serve warm with butter and honey.

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