Maple Crunch Muffins

Maple Crunch Muffins
Photo: Blaine Moats
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  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • ½ cup granola with almonds

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup pure maple syrup

  • ½ cup canola oil

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 recipe Maple Frosting (see recipe below)

  • Granola with almonds

Maple Frosting

  • 2 ounce softened cream cheese

  • 2 tablespoon powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease eighteen 3-1/2-inch muffin cups with 5x5-inch squares of parchment paper (pleat to fit) or paper bake cups. Combine flours, granola, baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Combine milk, syrup, oil, and eggs; add to flour mixture. Stir until moistened (batter will be lumpy). Spoon into muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full. Bake 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from cups. Spoon Maple Frosting atop muffins; sprinkle with additional granola. Makes 18 muffins.

Maple Frosting

  1. In bowl beat cream cheese 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and maple syrup; beat until smooth.

To give as gift:

Cool muffins, store in airtight container. Package cream cheese mixture and granola for topping separately; store in refrigerator. (To reheat one muffin, place on microwave safe plate; heat in microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 10 seconds. Heat 4 muffins on 100 percent power for 25 seconds.) Top with cream cheese mixture and granola to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

247 Calories
10g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 247
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 219mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 5g
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 150mg 3%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.