Simply Whole Kitchen

September 6, 2012

Whole Wheat Puffin Muffins

Sometimes magic can be found in the smallest of packages.  I think that is the real definition of a puffin muffin.

You already know that I LOVE pancakes.  I think they may be the quintessential comfort food! (well there are a few arguments to that idea too...but we can talk about that later....)  At least I can say they are the food that reminds me most of my childhood and pancake breakfasts on the weekends.  I try to make them whenever possible and in as many combinations as possible but sometimes they just take too long to make and I can't get them off the griddle fast enough.
Then I found these on pinterest!  Say hello to magic in a tiny package - the PUFFIN (pancake-muffin)!  Whoever is the original genius who thought of this, thank you (I did find a fantastic version on Bakerella).

All I did was make it better-for-you so you don't have to feel as guilty about popping these into your mouth (I will confess that I ate WAY too many myself...) they are delicious!

These are perfect for the days when you have too much to do, lots of people to cook for, or just don't feel like standing in front of the griddle flipping flap-jacks!  I bet kids would love them too because you can make any combination of pancake you want.  In this batch I made my with: veggie sausage, raspberries, blueberries and double berry with dark chocolate chips!  The combinations are endless!
Whole Wheat Puffin Muffins
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons melted butter
fillings: blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, dark chocolate chips, veggie sausage, etc.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix  together with a wire whisk to combine ingredients. In another bowl, stir buttermilk, egg, maple syrup and melted butter until just combined.

Pour the wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until combined. Pour the batter into greased muffin pans and add your favorite fillings (great step for the kids to do!) Bake for 8-9 minutes. Enjoy!

On another note....I'm working hard on a new design for SimplyWholeKitchen.com!  I'm moving my blog from Blogger to Wordpress and since I'm doing the move no matter what, I figured that I might as well shake it up a bit too!  Blogger has been great but I'm looking for more functionality and applications and blogger just isn't cutting it right now.  I'm especially going to redo the recipe and pantry pages so that they are easier to navigate :)  This is also a warning that there may be a few hiccups on the site in the next week or two...so please be patient with me!  Good news is that the link that you already visit isn't going to change!  And I can't wait to hear what you think about the new site!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mary said...

I love this idea!

September 7, 2012 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Thanks! They were SO much easier than standing in front of a griddle...and you know how much I love pancakes!

September 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM  

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