Saturday, January 19, 2013

Chunky Granola Muffins

     I purchased a new cookbook titled, "Mad about Muffins"  from a fellow Ebay colleague & I have bookmarked about a half dozen recipes to try. 
     I highly recommend this cookbook--there are 11 different categories and 128 pages of sweet to savory muffins ~ something for everyone!
     The one I will share today seems healthy and I believe I might have all the ingredients on hand, so I hope to make these tomorrow.  This should use up that half box of granola which has been sitting in the cabinet....

Chunky Granola Muffins

2 C granola
1 C all-purpose flour
1/3 C firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 C milk
1/3 C butter, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C golden raisins 
1/3 C slivered almonds (or chopped walnuts or pecans if you prefer)
1/2 C flaked coconut  (if you don't care for coconut, add mini chocolate chips, some finely chopped or shredded apple, etc.  Use your imagination and taylor these to suit YOUR taste!)

Heat oven to 400 degrees.
In a larg bowl, stir together the granola, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. 
In another bowl, blend together the milk, butter, egg and vanilla. 

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients.  Add milk mixture and stir just to combine.  Stir in the raisins, almonds and coconut.

Fill greased muffin tins or use paper/foil liners.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.  Cool.

Makes 12 muffins


  1. I <3 granola! Ate some after supper last night. he-he!

  2. I ended up making this today (Sunday) and my husband just raved about them! Even though I didn't have the coconut on hand that the recipe calls for, he didn't think they needed it. I think the coconut would add just a bit more sweetness to them. Yummy AND healthy! What more could one want!?