I hope that you all had a very happy new year! Mine was filled with lots of friends and of course staying up to see the ball drop! I know that many of your new years resolutions are to try to eat less sweets and focus more on eating healthy, so here are these muffins. These have no butter, no processed sugar, and are great with a smear of peanut (or almond) butter.
These muffins are more bread-like than your typical muffin and aren’t as
painfully sweet as most muffins tend to be. These certainly taste like a “healthy” muffin, but I don’t always consider that a bad thing. These have a subtle flavor of cinnamon, but these muffins are pretty basic- they loan themselves to have lots of bold flavors added to them. Try out these muffins and switch it up from your usual slices of whole wheat toast, and I assure you that your new year will have a sweet start! 🙂
Whole Wheat Honey Muffins- From the Kitchenarian
Makes 12 muffins
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2-1 cup nuts, dried fruit, etc. (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375 and grease or line 12 muffin tins.
- Mix together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
- In a large bowl, mix together the canola oil, egg, honey, buttermilk and vanilla extract until just combined.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just incorporated. Mix in the nuts or dried fruit.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes- be careful not to overbake or they will become dry!
These are a great way to start off your new year and still keep up with your new year’s resolutions.
Happy New Year! 🙂