Wheat Germ Crunch Muffins
1 1/2 c Flour; all-purpose
1/2 c Wheat germ
1/2 c Sugar
1 tb Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt (optional)
1 c Milk
1/4 c Margarine, melted
2 tb Wheat germ
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray muffin tray with cooking spray.
Combine the flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix well.
Combined the milk, margarine, and egg; mix.
Add to the dry ingredients and mix just until blended; don't overmix.
Fill the muffin cups 2/3 full. Sprinkle with wheat germ.
Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center
comes out clean.
Serve warm with butter.
Nutritional Information: per muffin: 150 calories, 4g fat, 0mg chol, 1g fiber,
Apple Cinnamon Muffins: Add 3/4 cup finely-chopped apple and 1 tsp cinnamon
to the dry ingredients.
Jam-filled Muffins: Fill the muffin cups 1/2 full with batter. Spoon 1 tsp jam
(any flavor) into the center of each muffin; top with the remaining batter.
Dried Fruit Muffins: Add 1/2 cup of any one of the following dried fruits to
the dry ingredients: raisins, cherries, blueberries, cranberries, chopped dates
or diced dried mixed fruits.
Berry Good Muffins: Add 3/4 cup fresh or frozen berries (do not thaw) and 3/4
tsp grated lemon peel to the dry ingredients.