Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chocolate-Cherry Rye-n-Wheat Muffins

These won the favor of my entire house- and they had NO idea that my little treats also had rye flour in them ;-)   Sneaky mission accomplished! 
(Not that they don't like rye, just that they THINK they HAVE to know what they're eating, and I just proved -they don't!  ;-)
I also make these similarly with other combinations of flour and things, so anything works! (12, 3, 4)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rye flour
1 cup cane sugar (or white)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter (or other fat)
2 eggs
1 T baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped dried cherries(or other fruit)
opt. 24 maraschino cherries
extra brown sugar
Mix sugars, flours, soda, salt, and baking powder. Make a well in the center and blend in buttermilk and eggs. Drizzle melted butter in. Fold in chocolate chips and chopped cherries. Spoon into sprayed muffin tins.
Optional: push in one maraschino cherry in the center of each muffin and lightly sprinkle brown sugar on the top of each muffin batter. (This makes a light crunchy topping once they cool.) Bake at 375 for approx. 15 to 17 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving as the center cherries and melted chips are hot!
Makes 24 muffins.

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