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Whole Wheat English Muffin Recipe

Healthy Recipe: Whole Wheat Nooks and Crannies

Nothing beats a homemade English muffin in the morning. Check out this recipe birdsflyinghigh posted in our Healthy Recipe Group.

To find out how to make these for your own breakfast,


Healthy Whole Wheat Nook and Crannies Recipe

Healthy Whole Wheat Nook and Crannies Recipe

Healthy Whole Wheat Nook and Crannies Recipe


1/2 cup warm water (115 degrees)
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons active dry yeast (from one 1/4-ounce envelope)
1 teaspoon unsalted butter, plus more for serving (optional)
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 tablespoon coarse salt
2 teaspoons whole flaxseed
2 teaspoons caraway seeds (optional)
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1/4 cup coarse cornmeal
Preserves, for serving (optional)


  1. Combine warm water, honey, yeast, and butter in a bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes, until foamy.
  2. Combine flours, oats, wheat germ, salt, and flaxseed, and caraway seeds if desired, in a large bowl. Add yeast mixture and buttermilk, and mix with your hands until flours are almost fully incorporated. Turn out mixture onto a clean surface, and knead until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  3. Lightly coat a large mixing bowl with cooking spray, and place dough in bowl. Cover with plastic, and let rise in a warm, draft-free spot until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead for about 1 1/2 minutes, and roll to 1/2-inch thickness. Using a 3-inch round cutter, cut out rounds. Roll and cut scraps once. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment, and dust with cornmeal. Place rounds on sheet, cover with plastic, and let rise in a warm, draft-free spot until puffy, about 20 minutes.
  5. Heat a large griddle or 12-inch skillet over low heat. Working in batches, place rounds 1 1/2 inches apart. Cook until golden brown and dry, about 7 minutes per side. Let cool for 30 minutes; split with a fork. Toast, and serve with butter and preserves if desired. Muffins can be stored, wrapped in plastic, for 2 days, or refrigerated (up to 1 week) or frozen (up to 2 weeks).

Makes 12-15 English muffins

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nancita nancita 6 years
Those look delicious. I had no idea English muffins were made in a skillet.
KrisB KrisB 6 years
They sound and look very tasty. Think I'll try them out this week.
Vampyre Vampyre 6 years
These look really tasty. I thought that you would have baked the muffins. But frying them is much quicker.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
Brilliant! Will make some this weekend to start off my week! Can't wait. Just need to find me some of the ingredients. Wheat germ? Where do I buy that??
awylde awylde 6 years
looks great. i wonder how many calories each would have?
tiffsniff tiffsniff 6 years
Oooh, can't wait to try this - I eat whole-grain English muffins all the time! Looking forward to making them for myself.
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