King Arthur Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour Apple Muffins & a Giveaway

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My kids love muffins, especially my oldest son age seven.    He would live off of bread entirely if I let him.  Breadsticks, bread, muffins, pancakes, waffles, french toast- he loves it all.  Someday all those carbs might catch up to him, but for right now he’s basking in the benefits of a high metabolism.

While muffins are a hit with the kids, I also enjoy serving them for breakfast, because they’re easy.  I can make them ahead of time when it is convient for me and simple eat them throughout the week.  In our early morning rush to get out the door I don’t have time to make a big fuss for breakfast.  Muffins are fast, crowd-pleasing and if need be, portable.

The one thing I don’t particularly like about muffins is all the potentially unhealthy ingredients.  By making them from scratch I am able to control on a greater level what my children are eating.  I have frequently tried to replace my standard unbleached flour with whole wheat flour, but all too frequently these recipes are a flop.  My problem?  I want great tasting recipes with healthy ingredients.

I recently had the opportunity to try King Arthur Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour.  This clever flour has all the fiber and nutrition of regular whole wheat flour, but has a lighter, easier to eat consistency.  Essentially it is perfect for fooling the kids!:)  They will be eating something good for them, but will be unable to notice any difference from regular white flour.

After checking out the plethora of available FREE recipes at King Arthur.com I decided upon an Apple Muffin recipe.  Not only would my kids receive a helping of whole grains, but also fruit.  Score! Another reason I selected this recipe is that it has been well received.  I love it when websites have reviews on particular products or recipes.  These muffins had a five star rating by 34 readers.  This lead me to the assumption that baring catasophre these muffins were going to turn out fabulous.

The ingredients- notice that I forgot to include a pictures of my plain white sugar in the recipe.  I was a little distracted as I made these muffins, you’ll see why.

1 cup (4 ounces) King Arthur 100% White Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup (4 1/4 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick, 4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar
3/4 cup (5 5/8 ounces) dark brown sugar, divided
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup (8 ounces) buttermilk
2 large apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped, or 1 1/2 cups dried apple nuggets

If you have read my previous cooking posts you’ll know that I always have a helper in my kitchen.  As soon as my two year old sees a mixing bowl on the counter I know I will soon see a chair being scooted across the room so he can “help”.  I don’t have a choice.  He MUST help.  Therefore I have tried to embrace this enthusiasm, unfortunately we still have a learning curve to overcome.

While he loves to help, he only likes to help on his terms.  I may not under any circumstance take the bowl away from him.  Doing so will only lead to this.

He is personally offended and ticked off if I actually need the bowl for mixing.  After fifteen minutes of crying and screaming, finally peace is restored. Whew!

Luckily he is okay with filling the muffins tins, as he knows something good is being created.

A few minutes later and …….we have perfection!  I was truly happy with how this recipe turned out.  As they were baking I was a little worried, with all the commotion I had preparing them I could have easily made a mistake.  Luckily this recipe was easy with no guess work.  Check out the full recipe here.

I can attest that these muffins tasted delicious.  And just as I had predicted my seven year old tried to eat almost all of them.  I’m officially in trouble.  Three sons, that will one day all be teenagers, at the same time.  Yikes!

I am now officially a convert to Unbleached White Whole Wheat Flour.  The muffins did not taste like they were made with whole wheat flour.  They didn’t have that dense, heavy feeling that occurs.  These muffins were light, delicious, and healthy!

Check out King Arthur online to see step-by-step instructions for delicious baking through the Baking Banter blog or one of over 2,000 free recipes online.

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I received the above mentioned product for review purposes, all opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. I love king arthur products.

  2. I’d love to win this King Arthur product!

    Thanks!
    Jenn from Making Hair Bows
    learnquilling@gmail.com

  3. barbara mccallum says

    love to bake with king arthur flour

  4. We love King Arthur flour in my household!!

  5. I went to a taste of home cooking show where the chef used King Arthur Flour & I’d love to
    bake with it!! I’d also like to win!!!!

  6. have alot of kids so do alot of baking would love to win some flour

  7. Michelle B says

    I haven’t been using KAF very long, but I have noticed a huge improvement in flavor and quality of my experiments. I won’t use anything else now.

    Awesome giveaway, thanks for having it!

  8. Barbara Hunt says

    Thanks for the great contest!
    bahjeep@aol.com

  9. wow you m ake me some they look great and the choc one wow

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  10. I love King Arthur products.

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