A tender almond breakfast muffin full of almond flavors and topped with sliced almonds before baking. These are more of a cake like muffin, light and airy, and are delicious with a dab of jam in the morning.

I always have been a fan of homemade muffins for breakfast.  There was a time it seemed like I was always making them – up to 2-3 times a week!  I’ve started another muffin kick lately.  These muffins were inspired from Eating Well’s Jam Filled Muffins.   I really love their recipe, which you will find by visiting their website (just click on the title of their muffin).  I ended up  having to improvise though as I found out too late that I didn’t have jam….all I had was grape jelly….so I didn’t fill the muffins with Jam after all….but I did serve them with some!

 

I was a little worried while mixing the batter for these muffins because it seemed really “loose”.  Very much like cake batter instead of muffin batter.  I was thinking, if I did want to fill these with jam, I wasn’t so sure that I could have because the batter was so thin.  These were quite yummy, they are healthy, and kind of made me think more of bread than muffin, but don’t let that deter you!  I took a couple to work to give to one of my friends, put a couple in Grumpy’s lunch box, and put the rest in the freezer.  These will be great little muffins to put in his lunch box throughout the week!

 

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Almond Topped Breakfast Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins

Almond Topped Breakfast Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A light breakfast muffin full of almond flavors and topped with siced almonds.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup pineapple mango juice
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk eggs and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Add almond milk, orange juice, oil and almond extract.  Whisk to blend. Add to the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula just until moistened.
  3. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with almonds.  
  4. Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly, 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of a muffin
  5. Loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

Notes

I found this batter to be very, very loose - just make sure to not over mix.  If you see a lot of lumps, it is ok...don't worry, they do disappear!

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 192Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 31mgSodium 173mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 2gSugar 8gProtein 5g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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