Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Millet Muffins

If there is a kind of baked good you will get tired of seeing here, its muffins! I never get tired of them, and fortunately, nor does my boys. I make muffins every week, sometimes even twice a week, keep them frozen and there is always someone having muffins for breakfast or snack everyday at our home. And I love baking muffins!!
The recipe I am posting today comes from the allrecipes website, but I first saw it at my friend’s Karen blog.
Millet muffins turned out a very simple, basic recipe that you can easily be creative with by adding your favorite ingredients, such as dried fruits and/or nuts. I liked the texture that the millet added a lot, a little crunch here and there, simple yet delicious, plus these are not too sweet. The honey added just enough sweetness to the batter, and its flavor was my son’s favorite point of the muffin; he likes to sweeten his fruits and even milk with honey!
I thought they were good but could be improved, so next time I make I will definitely add some dried fruits to them, but to my surprise even my husband liked them as is, so I guess either we are getting “healthier” around here or these are really good muffins!
So, I leave here the recipe and will let you play with them, any further ideas to make them even better will be very welcome! Oh, and I loved their color too, they came out so pretty with nice golden domes adorned by the millet’s little freckles, kind of cute!
This was my first time using millet, and I liked it a lot, so you guys can expect some more experimentation with it, recipes to come!

Millet Muffins
2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
1/3 cup millet
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup honey

Preheat oven 400F.
In a large bowl mix flour, millet, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl mix the buttermilk, egg, oil, and honey. Pour buttermilk mixture into dry ingredients, stirring just until moist. Transfer batter to greased muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Note: the recipe states it makes 16, but I got 12 out of it. I like my muffins not too small and with round tops!


Karen said...

Eu também sempre coloco algo mais na massa, nozes ou passas.

Ana said...

Karen, nos adoramos os muffins, mas eu preferia q tivesse alguma coisinha a mais! Meu marido gostou deles assim, e o Matheus fa de uvas passas q so ele me pediu p/ colocar raisins na proxima vez!

Valentina said...

Ana, beautiful looking muffins. The colour is something I would have expected from millet good as they are kind of golden,arent'they? At least the ones I see around here.Millet is also a very good and ancient grain and share some of the quinoa properties.xx

wheresmymind said...

My first stab at making muffins was a dissaster...I really need to try again!

Anonymous said...

Tired? It's impossible because I love muffins too. Moreover, the preparation is easier and around 20 minutes they are on the table.

Ana said...

Valentina, thanks! They were pretty, golden on top! The millet here is also an yellowish color. I am learning about millet and venturing myself into recipes usig it. If you have any suggestions for millet they will be very welcome!

Wheresmymind, thanks for visiting and posting here! Sure, do try again, muffins are delicious and very simple to make, I have quite a few good recipes in my index. If you like bananas try the banana bran muffins, they are healthy and delicious, and basically foolproof to make!

Renata, I am glad to know my friends are also muffins fans!! I love muffins, they are such a nice treat, and as you said, it is rewarding to make little cakes that can be eaten in so little time!


Akemi said...

Estou longe das panelas e do forno quase uma semana e ao entrar aqui e ver estes lindos muffins já deu vontade de ir correndo preparar alguns!

JMom said...

hi Ana, I finally made it here. whew!! :) Oh I love muffins, so I'm sure I would never tire of your muffin posts either. This sounds like a very healthy recipe. I also like your other recipes and will be sure to come back for more. I'm glad to hear you're not too far away :D it's good meeting you too. I have been on the lookout for local food bloggers.

wheresmymind said...

IF there is a fool to mess it up..that fool would be me!! lol

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing this on Karen's blog. It's nice to see that you've made it to and to read your comments about it. I like your idea of adding dried fruits to it next time.


Gattina Cheung said...

I haven't had millet, I always like buttermilk and honey this combination in any baked goods though, yours definitely look very attractive!