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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Whole Wheat English Muffins


Ever since I found out how easy it is to make your own English muffins I have been making them quite often. They are great for that perfect morning sandwich. I did switch it up a little and also make these whole wheat English muffins. Just as easy to make the dough in the bread machine. I like these that don't have a lot of nooks and crannies just because they toast up so well. One day I'll make the kind that you scoop into the ring molds on top of the griddle and see how the little holes appear in the middle. But that will be another day when I remember to save enough tuna cans.


Whole Wheat English Muffins

1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter or oil(good oil that you like to use)
1 table spoon honey
1 egg
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons yeast

cornmeal (for rolling out on)

Place all ingredients (except cornmeal) in the bread machine. Put them in order of bread machines directions. Mine calls for the wet ingredients first and the egg slightly beaten, then the dry ingredients with the yeast on top. Use the dough setting to make the dough. When it is done roll the dough out on a surface that is dusted with corn meal.

Using a large round cookie cutter, which I found on sale and couldn't wait to try making English muffins with a proper cutting tool rather than a big coffee mug. Or you can use a tuna can that both ends were cut off from (washed of course) cut the dough and place on baking sheet to rise for 20-30 minutes. I cover mine with a clean kitchen towel like my grandmother used to do...not the terry cloth towels, but the linen looking towels.


When ready, cook them on a griddle over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side until golden brown just the way you like them...


it's pretty simple and oh-so-good...

no oil needed in the pan...


ready to slice and enjoy...my daughter likes them warm right off the pan. Toast them or make your favorite breakfast sandwich.


I'm not sure how long they will last, because they get eaten pretty quickly around here.


nothing like homemade English muffins with homemade jelly...

44 comments:

  1. These wheat muffins look perfectly wholesome and delightful, Lyndsey. Nothing tastes as good as homemade :)

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    1. Thanks Jenn, yes you gotta love homemade! :)

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  2. I love these english muffins dear Lyndsay look yumm!

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  3. I love making english muffins! I make mine whole wheat too. Are you going to the Tech Munch conference in Tampa next month? I'm hoping to!

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    1. Denise I will check into it. That would be cool to meet you.

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  4. I've gotta start making my own bread...I've always wanted to try making English muffins...I've gotta get a bread machine too.

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    1. Ah! You have no excuse Bo...if I can do it you can do it! :)

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  5. Yummy! The homemade jelly and muffin looks like a match made in heaven!

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  6. Lovely! Have always wanted to try at making English muffins! It looks good with homemade jelly! Perfect!

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  7. Wow! I love your healthy english muffins with jam, so delicious looking!

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    1. Thanks Jeannie, I'm just happy they turned out.

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  8. i made some english muffins too recently but when i was doing that, i was actually looking for some nooks and crannies. I like your wholewheat version too and i also see they look wonderfully soft. would also like to see the wet version one day too, i guess that would just be as delicious!

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    1. I'll let you know when I make one with the nooks and crannies! So funny we think alike! :)

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  9. I just made some muffins too this morning but not as healthy as yours. I made blueberries cream cheese muffins:D I must make whole wheat the next time.

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    1. Mmm...blueberries cream cheese sounds good.

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  10. Kind of funny... I had an English muffin this morning with a fried egg and cheese on it. We love English muffins and I was wondering how hard it would be to make them myself. And I love whole wheat and homemade jam too! I just love this whole post and you have inspired me to try making them, Lyndsey. Thanks for the recipe and post!!!

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    1. Thanks Pam you always say such nice things. I can't believe how easy they are to make...can't wait for you to try them.

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  11. Lyndsey, I WANT THESE!!! My kids love English muffins and I make sandwich using these. We at least consume two 6 muffin bags a week... I should make homemade huh... I think it'll be more economical and healthy. I pinned it already and hoping to try in my life time (just kidding, even though I don't bake, I will try my best to make soon! =D).

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    1. Nami, thanks! I know you can make it, you bake much better than I do. Is it still baking when you don't bake it in the oven? They are so good fresh!

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  12. I planning to make this muffin soon too, your sound healthy and good!

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  13. Wow, spectacular! I didn't know English mauffins could be tacked at home. This is a must try. Thanks for sharing, Lyndsey.

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    1. Ana, you'd be surprised how easy it is to do...if I can make them you can make them.

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  14. I see these in my future! You make it look so easy and they look much better than those famous ones!

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    1. Reeni, you know if I bake it it must be simple! :)

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  15. Very impressed and hoping I can succeed like you; I will be trying this when I get back home.
    Rita

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    1. Rita with your baking they will be spectacular!!Can't wait to see them.

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  16. I eat an english muffin for breakfast every day and it would save me SO MUCH MONEY if I just made them myself! These look fabulous. And totally doable!

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    1. Yes, very doable, and you know how I bake! :) Surprisingly easy and tasty.

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  17. I am so impressed! These look perfect! I used to have English muffins for breakfast all the time, and these make get me back to it :)

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  18. Lyndsey, you are an absolute genius! Oh, my! If I didn't see the English muffins in your step-by-step photo directions, I would not have believed that they are homemade!
    They are sooooo perfect, healthy, and delicious. Thanks for sharing your special recipe:DDD

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  19. Oh Lindsey, your English muffins look great, and I sure like the whole wheat version...nothing like homemade ones.
    Thanks for this recipe and hope you are having a fabulous week :)

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  20. I just bought a bread machine! I'm so happy to see this post - I would love to try making these. They look perfect!

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  21. These look great! I definitely have to get back into cooking again too - or move to your neighborhood so I can eat at your house ;)

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  22. These look wonderful and would make a great base for eggs Benedict. Havea wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. I've made these from scratch a couple times and love the process -definitely a fun thing to realize it can be made at home! they look perfect!

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  24. Hello,
    Sorry I didnt read through all the comments so this question may have been asked already. I was wondering if you NEED a bread machine? Is there any other way? Bread machines are really expensive. Thanks

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    1. Hi, no you don't have to have a bread machine. I just find it easier for me instead of kneading the dough myself. I am not that good of a baker! Thanks for stopping by! Hope it works for you!

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