Sunflower Honey Muffins Recipe

Super Healthy and Super Delicious

Sunflower Honey Muffins Recipe

Whole wheat flour, rolled oats, and honey make these a little healthier than your garden variety muffin. Tuck them into lunch boxes, nibble on them for breakfast, or sneak one for a midnight snack. Muffins are also a great way to get the kids to help you out in the kitchen. Get them to stir the batter, fill the muffin cups, and sprinkle sunflower seeds over top. 


1 cup large flake rolled oats
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup liquid honey
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds

  Pre-heat oven to 375 F and line muffin cups with paper liners.

  In a bowl, stir together the oats and buttermilk, then let stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a different bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

  Once your oats have soaked, stir in the honey, oil, brown sugar, and egg—mix until well combined. Pour over the dry ingredients, sprinkle in 1/4 cup of the sunflower seeds, and stir until just combined.

  Divide batter among lined muffin cups then sprinkle with remaining sunflower seeds. Bake for about 17 minutes until muffins have risen and tops are firm. Remove from the oven and allow to sit in the pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 1 dozen muffins

Adapted from Canadian Living

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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