Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Back to School Muffins

A while back, I posted my "breakfast menu," which has been somewhat successful in keeping my family from complaining about the breakfast options and also from asking for pancakes every morning. (Except Sam, who is addicted to toaster-waffles and really won't eat anything else these days...)

In order to properly maintain my breakfast menu, I need to have some frozen muffins on hand in case I'm not in the mood to bake right before a Muffin Tuesday!

I baked up 2 batches of these to freeze:

Blueberry Muffins
(Heavily adapted from the Brown Bag Lunch Cookbook)

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2/3 cup orange juice
1/2 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons oil
1 cup blueberries (or strawberries, chopped up, which was the second batch)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a muffin tin. (I use the spray with flour.)
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Stir in the juice, syrup and oil. Pour this mixture over the flour mixture. Add the blueberries and mix.

Spoon into the muffin tin and bake for about 20-25 minutes until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then cool completely before freezing.

(The original recipe was for a loaf pan - same recipe but baked in a loaf pan for 1 hour. If making a loaf to freeze, I slice and individually wrap each piece, then put together into a large freezer ziptop bag...)

Last chance - comments close on the $20 Lovable Labels giveaway at 8am Thursday!

Also posted as part of Life as Mom's Ultimate Recipe Swap: Make Ahead Meals (because these are great for freezing)

P.S. Go see the Kosher Cooking Carnival - up over here.


Lynn said...

These look yummy! I'll bet the orange juice and maple syrup add a really good flavor. Thanks for sharing :)

Sara said...

Oh YUM! That recipe looks great...and no real sugar added which is equally enticing. I have a great blueberry scone recipe I keep meaning to send to people, so watch for it on FB. Have a great Thursday!

Leora said...

Your oozing muffins look great. I'll have to try your recipe sometime soon.

heartnsoulcooking said...

GREAT!!! recipe, maple syrup instead of sugar and I love the orange juice in the recipe. THANKS!!! Geri

FishMama said...

These look really good. I like the healthier substitutions. But, isn't maple syrup really expensive these days? Do you have a good source for it?

Thanks for linking at URS!

Rivster said...

And this is for breakfast??? Yummy!!!!!!!!

Rivster said...

OK -- so it was really easy and they taste great. Now we have to see what the kids say in the am...

Thanks for your help tonight!

Rivster said...

SUCCESS!!!!! Kids LOVED them ;)

Sari Hurtig said...

this looks so good. yummy. how do you do this all? i dont get it really!