Monday, April 27, 2009

Maple-Walnut Muffin-Cakes

These are so sweet and good, my kids just loved them!

I have been looking for places to sneak in some masa flour and this is a great place!
If you are a N.T. fan, you will know that masa flour is corn flour that has been pre-soaked in lime water. You can also sub milk for buttermilk and pre-soak the wheat, but I didn't.; but I did use crisp walnuts as per N.T. as well.

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup masa flour (can sub this for whole wheat, white, etc)
1 scant t salt
1 T baking powder
1 cup cane sugar
1/3 cup Real Maple Syrup
2 eggs well beaten
1/2 cup applesauce
1 3/4 cup milk (this will depend on the flour that you choose, so you may need a little more)
1 1/2 cups crispy walnuts

Mix well and add more milk if necessary to get muffin-batter consistency.
Bake at 375 approx. 15 minutes.

Oh so good!
-great for snacks, desserts, or breakfast!
Muffins are a great way to "fill up" a crew frugally and nutritionally!
You can use all sorts of flours, develop a "basic" muffin recipe and switch out ingredients to make different flavors! You can smuggle leftover fruits in and even some types of veggies in! (I have leftover sweet potatoes for my next smuggling!) And, as in this recipe, you can use nuts!

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Joy said...

These look really yummy!
Could I sub the wheat flour for white..(I know the health difference its just I don't have any wheat right now!:(
I would like to try these because I have some masa flour but I didn't really know what all to do with it.

Kirstin said...

These look really yummy! I love maple and walnut together so I bet these are amazing.

Donna said...

It would certainly work!
You could even use some oat flour or 1 3/4 white and 1/4 ground flax etc.