Breakfast from the Freezer
Good morning, homeschoolers!
Are you back to school yet? We started last week. In anticipation of being exhausted from teaching my third-grader his multiplication tables, I spent a few hours on Saturday stocking my freezer with healthy muffins for grab-&-go breakfasts.
Muffins and quick breads keep pretty well in the freezer, especially if you use them up fairly quickly. I made double-batches of my 4 favorite recipes, and ended up with ten dozen muffins.
Ten dozen, people. I was awarding myself some serious Mom Points for that one.
A recipe I’ve been making ever since my son was a baby is 6 Grain Muffins. I originally got the recipe from the Bob’s Red Mill website (they have fantastic recipes), but have apparently changed it so much over the years, I couldn’t find it again. Here it is – a whole grain muffin that makes a hearty and delicious breakfast:
6 Grain Muffins
- 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic 6 Grain Cereal
- 1¼ cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup sugar
- 5 ½ tablespoons butter
- 1 cup organic whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
Mix 6 Grain Cereal and buttermilk; allow to stand for 10 minutes while preheating oven and assembling other ingredients; stir occasionally.
Cream sugar, margarine, and egg together. Add dry ingredients and milk mixture. Stir only until mixed.
Spoon into greased muffin pan. Bake at 375°F for 12 minutes. Makes 15 muffins.
This recipe is easily doubled. Keeps for about a month in the freezer.
Notes: I never plan ahead well enough to buy buttermilk, and when I do, it irritates me if the rest of the container goes to waste. To make your own buttermilk, add 1 Tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice per 1 cup of milk. So for this recipe use 1¼ cups milk + 1¼ Tablespoons lemon juice. Let it stand for a minute or two to curdle, then stir in the cereal. Enjoy this free printable version of this recipe:6 Grain Muffins
Deb is a knitting, cooking, home schooling mom. Who is way cooler than that sounds. Really. She blogs about all sorts of random and sometimes even mildly interesting things at Not Inadequate.