Do you love to bake, but hate refined flours? Neither do I! As a nutrition and wellness consultant, I’m always looking for creative ways to give my family their favorite snacks at least something nutritious. Here is one particular way you should add to your pantry. White Whole Wheat Flour. So what is a white whole grain? Is it nutritious? How do you use it?
White whole grain flour is made from albino wheat, which does not contain bran. It has a milder taste and a softer texture than red wheat flour, but it is still made from whole grains. Its main characteristic is that it retains the nutritional and health benefits of whole grain flour, but with a softer texture and better taste. It’s not hard to find. I’ve seen it in most local grocery stores.
Two weeks ago, I bought a bag with the intention of making my family’s favorite baked goods with it. I’m a bit picky when trying to use whole grain flour in recipes, as it gives a grainy, heavy texture. Here’s the solution!!! My muffins turned out denser than what we’re used to, but they passed the kids’ test with flying colors anyway.
To be honest, muffins are not the healthiest of foods, but my family loves them. I don’t like store-bought muffins because they are full of artificial flavors, dyes, and refined flour. At least with whole-grain white muffins, you get fiber, vitamins, and minerals from the grain. This is a new recipe I came up with. Use it as a base recipe and add nuts, fruit, or chocolate chips depending on your family’s taste.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce.
- 2 teaspoons baking powder.
- 1/2 teaspoon salt.
- Vanilla – 1 teaspoon.
- Cinnamon – 1/2 teaspoon.
- 1/4 cup sugar.
- 2 eggs.
- 1/2 cup skim milk.
- 2 c. Whole wheat flour (white flour).
- Other ingredients: 3/4 cup blueberries, nuts, mashed bananas, chocolate chips.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with small paper baking pans. Beat butter, applesauce, baking powder, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar until smooth. Stir in eggs and milk. Stir in flour until combined. Add remaining ingredients. Pour 3/4 of the mixture into muffin tins and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until lightly browned. Unmould and let cool. Each muffin contains 12 muffins and has about 180 calories per muffin.
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