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!


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  1. Those look so good....

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

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

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

  3. Anonymous4/01/2013

    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?


    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. :(

  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.

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

  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

    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

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

    Melissa @ My recent favorite books

    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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