The candied ginger adds just the right amount of spiciness to these muffins. Along with the rolled oats, I used a combination of white whole wheat flour and “regular” whole wheat flour.
White whole wheat flour has milder, sweeter flavor than “regular” whole wheat, and it is lighter in color. Rest assured, you still get all of the whole grain in this flour.
The muffins are super tender and slightly sweet. They are wonderful for breakfast or a treat with your midmorning coffee. Best of all, they are super easy to make.
These candied ginger and oatmeal muffins are also perfect to make ahead. You can individually wrap these in plastic wrap, place them in a freezer bag, and keep them in the freezer for up to 30 days. Thawed, they are just as good as fresh.
If you like candied/crystalized ginger, you should try this recipe for Homemade Gingersnaps. Three kinds of ginger. Amazing.
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Candied Ginger and Oatmeal Muffins combine the goodness of oatmeal, whole wheat flour, and candied ginger.
- 1 cup (4 ounces) white whole wheat flour
- scant 1/2 cup (1 5/8 ounces) whole wheat flour
- 3/4 cup (2 5/8 ounces) rolled oats (not quick cooking)
- 3/4 cup (5 5/8 ounces) packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons (9 ounces) milk
- 1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup (3 1/4 ounces) diced crystalized ginger
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, and line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners. Lightly spray the liners with spray oil.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- In another medium bowl, mix together the milk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir gently, until just combined. Stir in the ginger.
- Evenly divide the batter among the muffin cups. Bake for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 5 minutes in the pan, and then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook time: 20 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.
Adapted from King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking: Delicious Recipes Using Nutritious Whole Grains
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