Muffins that taste like cookies

So, I made some multi-grain/whole wheat/chocolate-chip/walnut muffins. Well, that’s a mouth full, now isn’t it? And that’s just what you’ll get if you try them!

They didn’t rise. Who knows why? But we needed something new for breakfast besides steel-cut oats and I’m trying to use healthier ingredients. Next time, I’ll just put them on a cookie sheet and call it a day.

Ingredients:
1 and 1/2 cup organic stone ground whole wheat pastry flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill.)
1 cup multi-grain hot cereal
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 and 1/2 tablespoons ground flaxseed dissolved in 3 tablespoons hot water
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 cup flax-seed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup chipped walnuts

How to make it:
1. Combine the 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed in hot water and set aside until it expands.
2. Mix dry ingredients together in one bowl and wet ingredients in separate bowl.
3. Add  milled flaxseed mixture to wet ingredients. I had to work it through with my fingers a bit to get it to dissolve.
4. Combine wet and dry ingredients just until wet; add walnuts and chocolate chips. Don’t over mix.
5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes until knife or fork comes out clean.

End Result:
Eat for breakfast or as a dessert! They tasted healthy and I was pretty proud of my creation. No picture for this one, darn it. They didn’t last long enough!

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7 responses to “Muffins that taste like cookies

  1. they sound amazing – so filling and full of the healthy stuff that makes something that tastes good a nutritional treat too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Christin brown

    They didn’t rise because no baking soda or baking powder 😉

  3. I was going to suggest you needed something to make the rise, such as baking soda or powder. Salt alone won’t do the trick. So either add or eat as cookies if they tasted good.

  4. misswhiplash

    they sound yummy and I bet they taste just as good

  5. They sound really good Jen, but I’ve been trying to cut out gluten in my diet lately. It makes me feel so much better when I do. I can really tell a difference when I haven’t had it in a while and then when I introduce it back into my diet again. Can you tell me if the organic stone ground wheat has gluten in it or not, I’m still new at all this? I need a really good book to read on gluten free cooking. Any ideas. I figured you would know.

  6. I don’t think I have ever seen Flaxseed milk. Where did you find that? Recipes sounds yummy. You probably could add an egg, baking powder, baking soda- all leavening agents that aid is rising 😀

  7. Ahhhh…..we live and learn. A rising agent…..ohhhh! 😀
    Thanks for the insight ladies. I wouldn’t have even thought of that! (Said the non-cook.) I appreciate the encouragement and insight!

    @Cindy—I found it at Whole Foods and was trying it during pregnancy because it contained the good fats and helped with constipation. It was too sweet and I ended up using it to cook with!

    @Hope—Elizabeth Hasselbeck from The View wrote a pretty good book about eating gluten-free. I think her child is allergic to it. Best of luck!

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