In February I started my zero waste/low waste journey. And I love it! I am making so many more things myself including the granola which goes on and in these granola berry muffins. In addition to the granola I also made the quinoa milk which I used for these muffins. Muffins are great for a quick snack, something extra for on a trip or even as part of your meal prep as they freeze well.
Muffins are a coffee shop staple but they often have loads of butter, sugar, oil and other “stuff” in them. These granola berry muffins are easy to make and don’t contain any nasty surprises. Make these yourself and you won’t be going back to the store bought ones. Plus the clean up is easy as all you need is one bowl, your measuring cup and a spatula or spoon.
Granola Berry Muffins Recipe
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup granola, here is the home made one I used
1/2 cup brown sugar, you can use less if you wish
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup quinoa milk, or whichever alternative you prefer
1/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup berries
2 tbsp granola set aside to sprinkle on top
In a large bowl add all of the dry ingredients and mix together. Make a well in the centre and add all of the wet ingredients expect for the berries. Mix to combine and then gently fold in the berries.
Evenly distribute the dough in your muffin liner lined muffin tins. That could very well be a tongue twister. It should make about 12 small sized muffins. Sprinkle the tops with the set aside granola and bake at 180c for 20-25 minutes or until the tester comes our clean. Cool on a wire rack and when cool keep in an air tight container in a cool dry place for up to 5 days. You can also freeze them for up to 2 months.
Ps. did you know that you can compost you paper muffin and cupcake liners? I just cut mine into smaller pieces and then add them to my compost. It is important to note that the foil lined ones cannot be composted and should go in the bin. Want to learn a bit more about composting and what you can compost? Check out this article.