This recipe was given to me many years ago by the county Extension service. I love the muffins’ hearty taste and light texture. If you’re cooking for one or two, they keep well in the refrigerator or the freezer. —Mildred Decker, Sandy, Oregon,
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
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In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in warm water; let stand for 5 minutes. Add milk, butter, salt, egg, whole wheat flour, 1 cup all-purpose flour and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a grease bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375°.
Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll out to 1/2-in. thickness. Cover and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut into 4-in. circles. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
Bake until bottoms are browned, 8-10 minutes. Turn muffins over; bake until second side is browned, about 7 minutes longer. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool. Store in the refrigerator. To serve, split with a fork and toast.
1 each: 246 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.