A Simple Recipe: Whole Wheat Muffins

I love food that is flavorful and delicious.  However, I often find myself reverting back to those simple, easy comfort foods that are full of flavor, yet tried-and-true.  Sometimes they are the best recipes, it is why they have stuck around so long! 

As delicious as some things might be that are pinned all over pinterest, I don't know how many of the trendy "nutella" recipes will be used frequently in 20 years (except for slathering it on bread or bananas--surely that will stay around).  But I betcha anything, this recipe will be!

I love, love, love my mom's recipe for bran muffins.  It makes a huge batch (I usually half it) and the batter will last in an airtight container for up to 1 month, in the fridge.  But, it calls for quite a few ingredients, which I don't always have on hand. 

A couple months ago, I was skimming through my Allred Family Cookbook (I got it upon marriage into the family--pretty good deal, if I say so!).  I came across this simple, small recipe that my sister-in-law Kami submitted: Whole Wheat Muffins.  I tried it, and loved it!  They are simple, easy, and make a batch of about 12 muffins.  I've made them a few times since.  I'm sure you could add some fruit (fresh, frozen, or dried) or nuts to customize your muffin.  I haven't yet, so I can't give you any advice on that.  But the plain ones are delicious.  Add a little butter into an ooey-gooey hot muffin, and side it with some fresh fruit and orange juice.  This recipe has become a regular in our house.

Whole Wheat Muffins:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup milk (can use powdered milk)
1 cube melted butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix dry ingredients together in medium sized bowl. 
In large measuring cup combine liquid ingredients.
Stir just until moistened. 
Spoon into greased muffin tin.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins

Kami recommended to just slightly undercook them so they are a little gooey, which I do and it is yummy! 

What are your favorite, simple recipes?  Tell me, I want more in my repertoire! 


  1. Love this! Those look so yummy. I am curious to know if you'll share your mom's bran muffin recipe here soon. I've been wanting to make some before our box of Raisin Bran is gone!

  2. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try them out :-)! They look healthy too! You might enjoy our daughter-in-law's blog. She does a lot of cute, fun 'Young mother' things. The address is: http://www.deliacreates.com/