Tuesdays with Dorie: Grain & Seed Muffins from Baking with Dorie

Grain & Seed Muffins from Baking with Dorie on a slate serving tray.This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking with Dorie and was the PERFECT recipe to bake yesterday morning as I prepped the second week of online classes (yup, we’re back teaching and learning online here in Ontario – for now…).

Dorie says:

Golden brown and pointy-topped, these muffins are hearty, sturdy and pleasantly rough, the kind you’d pack for a hike, a picnic or a ballgame.  The batter is made with whole wheat flour, oats and wheat bran – small flakes with big flavor – and sweetened with brown sugar and maple syrup. Using oil rather than butter provides a little spring in the crumb. Good plain, they’re extra-good with butter or jam, cream cheese, a slice of cheddar or alongside an apple. I’m partial to them with apple butter.

I am ALL about a sturdy muffin – if I’m going to eat a muffin make it count – not some sort of cupcake masquerading as a healthy snack! These muffins have a lot of ingredients – two types of flour, wheat bran, oats, brown sugar, maple syrup, milk, oil, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds/ raisins – so it feels like a bowl of cereal in a muffin.

They come together really quickly too – just two bowls – and bake fast (at 400˚F, seemed high but it worked!) so you can be on your way to enjoying them in under an hour.

They are prefect for breakfast or snacks through the day – wonderful just baked but also lovely warmed up with a pat of butter

Buttered Grain & Seed Muffins from Baking with Dorie on a plate with a knife and a pat of butter.These might be “just” muffins but will become a go-to when I’m looking to bake up a batch of something to grab and go and to enjoy through the week.

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Grain & Seed Muffins from Baking with Dorie on p67  of Baking with Dorie or here.


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Baking with Dorie cover.

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11 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie: Grain & Seed Muffins from Baking with Dorie”

  1. Those look so good but like you said there are a lot of ingredients which I don’t have. They will have to wait till things open up.

    • Ah ok, fair point! I DO have all those in my pantry so I guess I got lucky. There are definitely things you can substitute though as long as you keep the main ingredients and ratios the same!

  2. Ooh I love your photo of these! My husband really liked them. Yes I agree that I like muffins with a substantial base! Not too sweet ingredients.

  3. Great praise for these muffins, now I am looking forward to making them even more than before. And your photos…oh my goodness, those are beautiful. You are so inspiring with all your photography.

  4. I had to laugh because if I am going to have a muffin, I want a chocolate chocolate chip one…but for a healthy version these were good 😂


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