Because you want your kids (or yourself) to eat more whole grains but don’t want to bother with a kneaded yeast bread recipe
Because the smell of these baking will lure even the most reluctant child (or husband) out of bed in the morning
Because these make a great side to a salad for a light lunch
Because you can adjust the fat content of these according to your preferences
Because, like all my favorite recipes, this one doubles easily
For all of these reasons, you must try these lovely, easy muffins:
Whole Wheat Muffins
from the King Arthur Flour Baking Book
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
? cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter or oil (optional)
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and add milk, sugar, and oil (if desired). Pour liquid into dry ingredients and mix just until blended. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin tins about 2/3 full. Bake 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees F.
Variations: Substitute orange juice for the milk, honey for the brown sugar, and add 2 tablespoons grated orange rind or add ? teaspoon ground cinnamon, ? cup chopped apples, and ? chopped nuts.