Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sun Muffins

My Mom and I can't get enough of Annie's Eats. Her photos are to die for, and her recipes might actually make you cry they are so good and easy. She needs to publish a cookbook really soon.

So yesterday morning when I really wanted a hearty muffin, I went to Annie...Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Muffin it was. But was I in the mood for PBB? I wasn't sure. So here is my humble take on PBB Oatmeal Muffins...Sun Muffins. Topped with PBB later.

Sun Muffins
yields approximately 18 muffins
1½ cups whole wheat flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
½ cup sunflower seeds
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
2 tbsp. applesauce
¾ cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup low-fat buttermilk

preheat your oven to 350˚ F. mix flour, oats, sunflower seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl. whisk together. in a separate bowl, mix applesauce, brown sugar, eggs and buttermilk.

mix wet ingredients. once smooth, mix in dry ingredients gradually until just blended. in muffin tin (with liners or cooking spray) dole batter out between the tin.

forget to take a picture of the batter and open your oven to do so. (you really shouldn't do this, you'll let out all that good heat like me!) let cook 15-18 minutes for regular size muffins or until a toothpick comes out clean. 10 minutes for mini muffins. let cool on wire rack and remove from pan.

the mini's are great for garnishing with a variety of treats, including but not limited to: PBB, raspberry butter, fresh homemade raspberry jam and honey. Pop like candy all day.

Easy, right? Here is a printable PDF version if you are interested: Sun Muffins

How would you top this breakfast treat?