100% Whole Wheat Mini Muffins

27 Oct 2014

100% Whole Wheat Mini Muffins

100% Whole Wheat Mini Muffins


Have you ever noticed that when you look for a "whole wheat" baking recipe, the batter is usually half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour? Well, when you run out of all-purpose flour, I can tell you, you notice it a lot.



100% Whole Wheat Mini Muffins


Now I'm not complaining here. I'm certainly guilty of it. Take my whole wheat nectarine upside down cake, or my whole wheat cheese biscuits. I think I'm just scared that whatever I make with whole wheat will end up dry and gross and "taste healthy." Which, according to my friends, is just another way to say tasteless.


100% Whole Wheat Mini Muffins


But it doesn't need to need this way! Baking with whole wheat can be easy and delicious. Let's take this unsavory preconception of baking with whole wheat away!

And let's do it one mini muffin at a time.



100% Whole Wheat Mini Muffins


When I bought my mini muffin pan, it was mainly so that I would eat less of the muffins I bake. My thoughts were "if the muffins are smaller, I will realize how much I am eating, and stop after 2. Trick myself and think that I'm actually eating more."

But my friends, it doesn't work this way! You eat one, and say "well that was so small. I guess I'll eat another one." Then another, then another. All of a sudden, you realize you have eaten almost half of the batch and still want more because these things are so gosh darn cute.


100% Whole Wheat Mini Muffins


With only 1/4 cup of butter, and made with 100% whole wheat flour, these are practically a health food. So get baking! I predict that another batch of these mini muffins will make it's appearance in my kitchen soon enough.


100% Whole Wheat Mini Muffins



100% Whole Wheat Mini Muffins
printable recipe


What you'll need:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup + tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a mini muffin pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg and sugar until fully combined. Add in the butter, milk and vanilla until fully incorporated. 
  4. Mix in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix! Fold in the chocolate chips
  5. Scoop some batter into the prepared muffin pan, around 3/4 full. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove and let cool.

Adapted from How Sweet it is



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23 comments:

  1. I like 100% wholewheat baked goods. So much to chew and so good for you too. These mini muffins look wonderful.

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  2. Since they are made with 100% whole wheat flour, does it mean I can eat more? I'll just say I need the fibre LOL!

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  3. Love that these are all whole wheat and so cute and mini!!

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  4. Love that these are all whole wheat and so cute and mini!!

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  5. Hi Cathleen, these are so adorable, love that they are 100% whole wheat.

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  6. How awesome and they look scrumptious:) I can't wait to try your recipe. Have a beautiful day. xoxo

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  7. Okay these look like heaven balls...... SO fluffy, like clouds!

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  8. These muffins look so good! Love that you used all whole wheat flour. I sometimes buy a big bag of it (it's hard to find in little bags at my store) to use just a little of it for a recipe and then I don't know what to do with the rest. Now I can make these muffins. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. These look undeniably delicious. I would love these to start off my morning.

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  10. Mmmm! I used to for example not like wholemeal breads, but that has totally flipped around and I can't get enough of wholemeal anything these days, so much more flavour in the grains used, and these lovely little mini muffins looks deeelicious :D Hope you've had a most pleasant Tuesday :) x

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  11. These muffins look fabulous! Love that you used all whole wheat flour! They are so adorable - mini desserts are always more fun :)

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  12. Beautiful, healthy and yummy yet simple to make. Thanks for sharing, Cathleen and regards :)

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  13. I love baking with whole wheat flour...healthy and delicious!

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  14. I guess if we start with cute little muffins I can make mini steps. GREG

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  15. These muffins look totally amazing! In love with all that chocolatey goodness and I can hardly believe how soft and fluffy they look for being all whole wheat!

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  16. These mini muffins are so cute...as a matter of fact I love everything that comes in mini size...and the whole wheat just make them even more attractive.
    Have a great week Cathleen :)

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  17. They are cute! And, I love the flavor of whole wheat. I'd be in trouble with these.

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  18. Hooray for whole wheat and mini muffin pans! ! These would make a nice quick breakfast while flying out the door! And I can see how one could get carried away with popping too many of these delectable bites into ones mouth... ! It's the chocolate!! Thanks for this delightful recipe Cathleen!

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  19. Yes! I love that these are 100% whole wheat! Plus there's just something about mini muffins that's so cute. :)

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  20. So cute and delicious (and healthy so I can eat way more than usual :D)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  21. What a fun and delicious idea! I agree that 100% whole wheat recipes can often lead to muffins that weigh as much as a brick...but yours look so tasty!! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I'm definitely guilty of eating at least half a batch of muffins when they are mini, because, as you said, they are just so darn cute!

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