Monday, April 1, 2013

Vanilla Spice Muffins {Muffin Monday}

Happy Monday morning greetings! Hope you all had a great time with family yesterday celebrating Easter. We were blessed with some amazing weather with temps in the mid-70s and enjoyed our Easter dinner out on the back deck! It's been quite a few years since we've had weather this nice for the Easter holiday, so we're thankful indeed. :)

AnnaLynn and I have a tasty low-sugar recipe to kick off the new month. This muffin is a based on a recipe from our trusty old Betty Crocker cookbook. We promise your family is going to love these...enjoy!



Whole Wheat Vanilla Spice Muffins
makes 12 muffins

2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 c. organic cane sugar or Rapadura
2 t. baking powder (aluminum free, please)
1/2  t. baking soda
1 t. sea salt
1.5 t. cinnamon
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 c. melted butter or coconut oil
3/4 c. buttermilk
1 t. real vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 400F and grease muffin tin with coconut oil. Measure dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix together with a whisk, set aside. Combine egg, butter, buttermilk, and vanilla. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened -- don't over mix your muffins -- batter should be lumpy. :)

Evenly fill muffin cups; a quick-release ice cream scoop works really well for this! Bake 15 - 20 minutes in preheated oven or until lightly browned; check with a toothpick to be sure they're done. Cool for several minutes before removing muffins from pan and then you know what to do...



That's right. Spread on some butter and enjoy. :)

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Bon appetit!

~Lisa

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14 comments:

  1. Those look so good....

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    1. Thanks, Karen. Hope you had a nice Easter holiday. :) ~Lisa

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  2. I just made these this morning! Thanks for the recipe, they were great!

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    1. Ah, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, dear Rachel. :) Glad you're family liked them!! ~Mrs. S

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  3. I'll have to try these. They sound good, though I'd have to substitute all-purpose white flour for the wheat flour, as my stomach can't digest foods with much fiber anymore (e.g., wheat) anymore. :( Also, do you think I could substitute honey in this recipe instead of raw sugar?

    Blessings!

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    1. I'm sure that subbing AP flour and honey will work just fine! Let me know if you do give them a try. So sorry about the tummy troubles. :(

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  4. I'm glad you had a wonderful Easter! The weather sounds fantastic. We were very grateful to be in Canada with our son to celebrate Easter, and are enjoying a few more days with him before we head home on Sunday.

    I love vanilla and spices together - your muffins sound delicious as always, Lisa :) Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    1. So glad you were able to be with your son for Easter, April. :) Thanks, as always, for hosting the Hearth & Soul Hop!

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  5. Stopping by from the Homemaking Link-up. These look delicious! I'm always cutting sugar in my baking, and since we've been doing that for about 8 years, I don't really like things that are so full of sweetness. I can't wait to try these out!
    Jamie H
    coffeewithus3.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome, Jamie! I invite you to check out our Muffin Monday page where you'll find our growing collection of healthy, mostly low-sugar muffin recipes. Blessings! ~Lisa

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  6. Love your recipe! =)
    I found your blog thru Pinterest, and I love it! Im a new follower.

    Melissa @ My recent favorite books

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    1. Welcome, Melissa. :) Thanks for the kind words; hope you enjoy the muffins!

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  8. Oh my, these sound like just about perfect muffins! Thanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday.

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