Monday, January 12, 2009

Whole Wheat Fruity Breakfast Muffins – Lasang Pinoy Sundays

I’ve been sluggish as of late. No kidding. My mind isn’t just functioning right, and I feel so slow that I even mix-up dates and times.

Last week, I had a conversation with my husband about stuff to do and I got confused for a while because I actually thought that the next day would be Thursday, when in fact, it was going to be Friday! I was 24 hours behind, imagine?! Tsk, tsk. My brain must have needed to re-charge so bad after all the frenzy during the holidays.

But not to worry, I’m getting better now. This past weekend, I took it all slow and chose not to think of those things that “needed” to be done. I gave myself a break, as my husband lovingly suggested.

As to holiday food left-overs, I don’t have any to speak of. For starters, I didn’t have a gathering in our house. We went to our friend’s family (like we always do every year) and so whatever we brought home from the party was gone. But, I do have lots of fruits. Remember my last post when I told you about our family's tradition of doing 12 (others do 13) different fruits for the New Year? (
check my post here). Yep, I still have most of the fruits in that basket and they’re getting ripe by the day. I don’t want to have to throw them away, especially considering that nowadays, every dollar in our pocket really counts.

So in order to use up my fruits, I came across this muffin recipe which I modified a bit to include more fruits in it. That’s how I ended up with this whole wheat fruity muffin. I actually just threw them all together, crossed my fingers and hope that it’ll come out ok.

And they did. Mind you, this muffin is whole wheat, so remember, the texture is not the same as the regular ones. But the muffins came out moist and fruity, of course. My hubby says, “they’re actually good”. :o)

I am sharing this recipe with Lasang Pinoy Sundays: Left Overs - weekly food photography meme, Filipino style.

Whole Wheat Fruity Breakfast Muffins
1 cup organic wheat flour *
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
½ cup butter
½ cup raw sugar (turbinado)*
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 pc apple, diced
1 cup blueberries
1 cup cranberries
½ cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1-1/2 cups apple juice

* You may substitute with all purpose flour (APF) and granulated sugar, respectively. When using APF, lessen the apple juice by 1/4 cup.

1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F.
2. In medium bowl add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Mix well.
3. In your stand mixer (or handheld) with paddle attachment, cream the butter and the sugar until they’re fluffy. About 5-8 mins at medium speed.
4. In the meantime, in a separate bowl, mash the bananas, and add the rest of the fruit, as well as the apple sauce.
5. Add the flour slowly to the sugar-butter mixture. Make sure that your mixer is in LOW setting or you’ll end up wearing the flour. :o)
6. Then add the apple juice. Mix briefly, just until everything is incorporated.
7. Then gently fold in fruits using spatula.
8. Fill well-greased medium sized muffin cups up to 2/3 of filling.
9. Bake for 20-25 mins or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
10.Let cool before taking them out of the cups.

Suggestion: You may make a glaze for the muffins, such as lemon. But as for me, I prefer it without.


Ning said...

Healthy muffins we can indulge! :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Grace said...

this is a winner. how do i know without having tried them yet? well, they're full of good stuff and they're a beauty to behold. :)

Jay - agent112778 said...

wow wat a healthy delight

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magandang araw ka-lasa-ista :)
Salamat sa pagbisita :)

mikky said...

mmm... looks so inviting... :)

mirage2g said...

Those looks so cute and shempre yummy! My kids would love them thanks for sharing!

julie said...

Wow, and I just had a banana-oats muffin. Mukhang I will try to copy also your muffins kahit walang blueberries (baka mapahanap ako nito, hehehe)

Thanks for the visit :)

I would like to invite you by the way, if you are interested and if you still have time, to join us moms in another food-related meme:

Mauie said...

Awww!This muffin made my mouth water. I need to learn how to bake na so I can make some sugar-free muffins for myself.

Thanks for the visit by the way!

maiylah said...

that looks so delicious!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

the muffins look beautiful. however...i recently found out that i dislike blueberries...bah, maybe i was just doin it wrong? or i got the bad ones?

thess said...

I'm having cappuccino right now imagining that I am also munching on one of those delights..yummmmmm!!! =)

thank you for the visit...and Belated Happy New Year!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I love what you did with these muffins! They look amazing! I love all of the fruits in them.

Jude said...

I don't mind whole wheat baked goods at all. I like the stronger taste and more substantial texture.
They look great!

jeanny said...

hmmm...this looks good. I'll try to make this.
Thanks for sharing ha and thanks fot hte visit too!

Cynthia said...

Those muffins look moist and delicious.

Pinky said...

Very creative! Nice one :)

taste memory said...

yummy looking muffins! can imagine biting into berries so sweet + tart. Also - good for you to give yourself a break....we all deserve much to do so little time. It's nice just to BE, ya know?! ;-)

ces said...

oops! sorry for being sluggish in visiting too:( that is such an awesome left-over ha! yummy!and lovely too!

Jescel said...

aww... thanks everyone for dropping by. appreciate you checkin' in.

Z said...

ooohhh!! Looks yummy!

Dhanggit said...

what can i say....if only i could lick my screen :-) your muffins are delicious!

Munchkin Mommy said...

i have a stash of whole wheat flour that's begging to be used. your post just reminded me of it! hee hee. :) those muffins look yummy!

Maria said...

Ha! Our muffins are similar! Yours look great! Thanks for visiting my blog! Love yours!