Raisin Wheat Germ Muffins
Sweet, full of flavor, and sure to keep you satisfied, these Raisin Wheat Germ Muffins are a great treat to have on hand for an on-the-run breakfast or quick snack.
A couple of weeks ago, while out food shopping, I picked up a jar of wheat germ. At the time I didn’t really have a plan for it. And honestly, I didn’t even fully understand what wheat germ was. After researching it a bit, I learned that wheat germ is the part of the wheat kernel that’s responsible for reproducing more wheat. It’s often times removed when wheat is processed into flour, but it’s very nutritional. It’s a great source of vegetable protein and is also high in fiber and healthful fats. It’s also high in different vitamins and minerals. The reason why it’s taken out of most flour is because it has a high oil content, which makes it become rancid if left at room temperature. Wheat germ has a nutty taste and course texture and will keep you fuller longer when used in baked goods or even sprinkling on top of yogurts, cereals, etc. So if you’ve never used wheat germ before, this muffin recipe is a great place to start!
I honestly wasn’t sure how these would turn out, but they came out beautifully, with that slightly crackled top. These muffins are sweet, with the addition of a little Golden Barrel Organic Cane Sugar as well as Supreme Baking Molasses. The molasses doesn’t overpower them though. And of course the raisins add sweetness as well.
These muffins were a yummy breakfast treat for the neighbor kids as they waited for the bus at our house. I never know with our neighbor girl, Lyla…she can be a picky little stinker sometimes, but she gobbled one of these up a few mornings ago, and even asked for one after school the same day. So these are kid-tested and Lyla approved! 😉
They were such a hit that I asked Mitch to pick up some more raisins at the store because I’m going to be making more very soon. And I’ll definitely be doubling the recipe. These muffins would freeze well, so I’m going to stock up and have them on hand for easy breakfasts/quick snacks. Of course, everything tastes better with butter on it, so slather these puppies up! Perfect with a cup of coffee, these raisin wheat muffins are a tasty way in which to get your fiber!