nursing muffins

Okay, you don’t have to be breastfeeding to eat these; they’re just muffins. But here’s a recipe that makes just six muffins (when I make a dozen I end up freezing about half or they mold), is wonderful with peanut butter smeared on the halves, and is more wholesome and filling than sweet. An excellent snack to have around, and easy to make.

2 tablespoons safflower or other neutral-flavored oil

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (graham flour)

3 T ground flax seeds

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 egg yolk

1/2 c milk

fruit/nuts (see instructions below)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prep 6 muffin cups with liners or butter/oil.

Mix dry ingredients. Beat together the egg yolk and milk. Make a well in the dry ingredients, pour the wet ones into it,, and stir until just barely incorporated.

Add about 1/2 cup of some combination of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chopped walnuts or other nuts, chopped dried fruit that’s been covered in boiling water and soaked while you prep the batter, fresh berries, and/or chopped apple. (For instance, sunflower seeds, chopped walnuts, and dried apricot are tasty together and good with peanut butter.)

Bake 20-30 minutes.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted 1 October 2012 at 3:32 PM | Permalink

    …my first thought was being asked to “nurse” muffins. But your baby isn’t old enough for that yet. ;)

  2. Lara
    Posted 2 October 2012 at 1:53 PM | Permalink

    Nice! Looks like a good baking project for a rainy Saturday morning. Good kids’ breakfast muffins. I’ve got tons of apples (we went apple picking 3 times this year), so I think we’ll try an apple version. If I tried all whole wheat, are they going to turn into hockey pucks?

    • Molly
      Posted 2 October 2012 at 9:03 PM | Permalink

      Haven’t tried it! But Eric (our bread baker and flour thinker) says, and I quote, “I would not do that.” If you give it a shot, report back …

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