Granola Muffins ~ Muffin Monday

by FoodBabbles on September 12, 2011

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you like muffins because from here on in I’ll be posting a new and interesting muffin recipe each Monday as part of Muffin Monday. This is a project by Anuradha of Baker Street. I don’t know how it took me this long to jump on board but after seeing several fellow bloggers participating I decided I needed to get in on the muffin love.

I definitely like granola because wherever you find it, it always adds such a pleasant nutty crunch. I love to sprinkle it in yogurt especially however, sometimes I just want to eat it by the handful. Other times I’ve been known to throw it on top of ice cream or frozen yogurt. This week Muffin Monday takes the healthy road with this moist granola muffin which is chock full of plump, golden raisins. It figures, I decide to start this endeavor just after decadence was the name of the game… last week was cheesecake muffins! I think perhaps in the future I’ll need to make those on my own. They sound absolutely fantastic!

These granola muffins were just the thing to fill us up at the start of the day. I did make a slight adaptation by adding a little cinnamon to mine.  Other than that, the recipe remains unchanged. This muffin is the perfect start to any morning.



Granola Muffins

Slightly adapted from a recipe by Martha Rose Shulman featured in the NY Times

1 cup granola

1/2 cup low-fat milk

1 cup golden raisins

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs

1/4 cup orange blossom honey

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup canola oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– Preheat the oven to 375ºF with a rack in the middle. Grease 12 muffin cups. 

– In a bowl combine the granola and milk in a bowl and let sit for 30 minutes.

– Meanwhile, cover the raisins with hot water and soak for 15 minutes. Drain and dry on paper towels.

– Sift together whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

– In medium bowl, beat together the eggs, honey, buttermilk, canola oil and vanilla.

– Quickly whisk in the flour, then fold in the granola and raisins.

– Combine well.

– Spoon into muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full.

– Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool in the tins for 10 minutes, then unmold and cool on a rack.

– Enjoy!

Yield: 12 muffins

 Muffin Monday is an initiative by Baker Street. A culinary journey of sharing a wickedly delicious muffin recipe every week. Drop in a quick line to join her on her journey to make the world smile and beat glum Monday mornings week after week.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Baker Street September 12, 2011 at 12:09 am

YAY for Muffin Monday. Kate, I’m so glad you could join us this week. Your muffins look absolutely gorgeous!


FoodBabbles September 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

Thank you so much for having me! Love the idea of Muffin Monday and happy to be a part of it.


The Poet Herself September 12, 2011 at 12:26 am

Yay! You joined Muffin Monday! Even though this week’s recipe isn’t as decadent as last week’s, I thought it was pretty darn good. Cinnamon seems like a great addition–nice job!


FoodBabbles September 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

Thanks Carrie! Yes, I thought the muffins were good too and I didn’t feel bad eating them since they were healthy.


Maya September 12, 2011 at 2:05 am

That touch of cinnamon sounds really good! This is my first week on Muffin Monday too, it was a fun week to join, with the healthy theme and all. Btw, I like your muffin liners!


FoodBabbles September 12, 2011 at 11:17 am

Thanks, Maya! And welcome to Muffin Monday also 🙂 Seems like its going to be something so fun!


Yuri September 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

Welcome to Muffin Monday 😀 yours turned out so pretty, love the baking cups!


FoodBabbles September 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

Thanks for the warm welcome, Yuri! And the compliments


Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies September 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

These look super delicious! My husband adores granola, so I’m pretty sure these are going on the must-make list.


FoodBabbles September 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm

They were really good! You know, I also thought cranberries would go well in these. Yum!


Anita Menon September 12, 2011 at 11:46 am

My first time on Muffin monday and I am already hooked. I love your cinnamon-y version.


FoodBabbles September 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Welcome! My first week also and I’m really looking forward to the coming muffins from here on in.


Stay-At-Home-Chef September 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Welcome to Muffin Mondays! I too missed out on the cream cheese delights (so bummed!) but these muffins were delicious.


FoodBabbles September 12, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Thanks for the welcome!!


Elizabeth of QueensNotebook September 12, 2011 at 6:14 pm

My goodness, your photos are amazing ! You really worked so hard to document every step of this delicious process ! Thanks for sharing. I’m sure the Muffins are fantastic!


FoodBabbles September 12, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Elizabeth!!


carolineadobo September 12, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Welcome, so glad to see the Muffin Monday group growing every week! I love your step-by step photos and those liners are adorable. The cinnamon is a great addition I need to try.


FoodBabbles September 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome, Caroline as well as your wonderfully comment! I really appreciate it


Terra September 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm

YAY!!! It was so fun to cook with you this week, your muffins look perfect! I love that everyone soaked there raisins, and granola. I just threw all mine in, LOL! Love and Hugs, Terra


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