Mischevious Muffins

Another muffin recipe for you. This recipe is from the vitamix whole grains recipe booklet, which of course i have tweaked a little. My kids like these a lot & think they are chocolaty, though I told them there is no chocolate in them (& admitted to spinach & carrot). The last batch i did add 1/3 cup cocoa powder, they’re good, but oddly enough we all liked them better w/o it.

Whole Wheat Fruit & Veggie Muffins

1.5 cups wheat berries, milled into flour (i think this probably makes just under or at 2 cups flour? sorry, next time i’ll try to remember to measure it after it’s milled). I used my home-sprouted & dehydrated, but regular will work fine too.
1TBS flax seed

2tsp cinnamon
2tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

1 very large handful baby spinach leaves, rinsed
3/4 cup raisins
Half a large banana or 1 small banana.
2TBS oil
(i used coconut. dont’ have to melt it b/c it’s going into the blender!)
2 eggs
1/2 cup sucanat
2 cups strawberries
(mine were frozen & it worked out to about 13 med/large strawberries. you could add pretty much any berry or fruit. original recipe calls for pinapple & oranges. i did half blueberries the first time too)
1 carrot, cut into rounds

Preheat oven to 375F, grease muffin pan.
Mill wheat & flaxseed, pour into large mixing bowl & add rest of the dry ingredients.

In wet blade vitamix container (blender) add the rest of the ingredients in the order listed, turn machine on @ variable speed #1, quickly move to #10 & switch on to HIGH. Run for about 30 seconds or more until smooth. Stir liquid mixture into the flour mixture & spoon into muffin pan.

Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes. Makes just over 12 muffins.

4 thoughts on “Mischevious Muffins

  1. Jenn – Could I use Whole Wheat flour since I do not mill? Also, if I get the dry blender attachment for the vitamix could I mill flour??

    • Yes, the only thing is i’m not exactly sure how much flour, since the recipe gave measurements for grain that was to then be milled and i forgot to measure it once i milled it. & YES! the dry blade container mills grains & beans! Even though i HAVE a dedicated grain mill, i’ve been finding myself using the dry blade container a lot, because I can mill my sprouted grain in it (I can in my dedicated mill too, but it voids the warranty b/c there could be increased moisture which ruins the machine). That & it’s easier to get out & set up, especially for smaller amounts of flour….AND I can mill flax seeds in at the same time as the wheat berries for recipes that use flax (which i put in all of our bread products, heh). For me, it was totally worth it to also get the dry container.

  2. I am going to try these with ww flour (2 cups). I’ll let you know how they turn out. I’m getting an organic fruit and veg delivery every 2 weeks and I have an abundance of green stuff to use up.

  3. Hey Jenn -

    Just want to let you know that we love these muffins. I use 2c WW flour. I tried honey – too sweet – and now make it with the sucanat. Anyway – thought I would let you know that we are fans. Trying your deodorant today. I’ll let you know how that goes. :)
    So happy for you all that you got to move to Richmond and that RYan is back in ministry.
    Hugs to the Burns family!

    Love,
    Heather