What could be more appropriate for the week then these?
Maple Granola Muffins. Yes, that’s right, maple.
I’m keeping up my theme of sugar and carbs, carbs and sugar. But hopefully in a more wholesome way this time!
What is more wholesome than putting granola on top of something else. Really.
I should also point out that this makes these muffins like two meals in one basically and that is not a bad thing.
I am that person who mixes food and likes it. This is a very tame example, and an acceptable one. But sometimes when I put my pasta and my salad in one bowl, or stir my mashed potatoes into every other thing on my plate….it’s a little gross. Or delicious if you like me are into it.
To me it’s really a question of why wouldn’t you want to experience all the flavours of a meal at once? To separate them out is a missed experience!
Anyway, bottom line these muffins are the perfect meld of crunchy, sweet, soft and filling.
And so, so easy they can be out of the oven and on the table tomorrow morning in less than 20 minutes.
It’s is so my style, and I hope it will be yours too.
I should probably mention that I am going to Iceland this weekend, and I am never coming back! Just kidding, but it will be nice to have a break after this one last school year that I have been enduring.
We are driving route 1, so there will be a lot of photos and (hopefully) food to share later.
- 1 cup oats (quick-cooking or regular)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/8 cup ground flax seed
- 1/8 cup hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 large egg white, whisked
- In a small bowl, combine oats and milk. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the dry ingredients and add maple syrup, butter, egg, and soaked oats.
- Stir until just combined.
- Mix dry ingredients together in bowl, add olive oil, maple syrup and whisked egg white. Toss to coat.
- Top each muffin with one scoop of granola and pat it down a bit.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spoon batter into a muffin tin lined with 12 paper liners.
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. If granola is getting a bit too dark, cover with foil.