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Three-Grain Sunflower Seed Muffins

Let’s talk about renovating houses, shall we?

Whoever (me) decided to buy an 80-year-old house that had been poorly fixed over the last few decades needs to be punched. Or at the very least, have some sense knocked into them.

A simple, “let’s repaint this spare bedroom!” has turned into a “well, we need to patch the cracks in the wall first” and “let’s rip down this shoddily put up trim around the top of the room”. Instead of an afternoon project, this has now turned into a several-weekends-long project.

In my spare time, I’ll be putting up netting tape and mudding cracks, instead of dusting off my hands and saying “well done”. As you can tell, I’m super jazzed about it.

Here’s to fixing the walls in your life and baking when you find time.

Note on the recipe: this batter is THICK. I mean, THIIIICK. Don’t be surprised when you put it into the muffin liners if it sticks to the spoon and won’t come off. Also, the best way to serve these muffins is with a pat of butter melted on top or inside.

Three-Grain Sunflower Muffins

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Healthy nut muffins to start your day that are slightly sweet and packed full of goodness.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup roasted, shelled sunflower seeds, plus 2 TBS. for topping
  • 1 TBS. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine milk, melted butter and egg in a large bowl with a wire whisk. Stir until well combined.
    2. Combine flour, cornmeal, oats, brown sugar and 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl. Sift together with a fork until combined. Slowly stir flour mixture into milk mixture until just moistened.
    3. Spoon batter evenly into paper-lined muffin tin. Sprinkle tops with remaining 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 12 muffins.

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