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Lucretia's Cornmeal Muffins

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    1 cup (250 mL) organic whole wheat flour
    1 cup (250 mL) organic yellow corn meal
    3 tsp (15 mL) alum-free baking powder
    1 cup (250 mL) skim milk or water
    1/2 cup (125 mL) organic cane sugar or liquid honey (or to taste)
    1 free-range egg
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) sea salt
    1/4 cup (60 mL) organic olive oil

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    Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C). Lightly oil your muffin tin.

    In a large bowl, sift together the whole wheat flour, corn meal, baking powder, and sea salt. In a separate bowl, add the egg, milk, oil, and sugar or honey. With a wire whisk, lightly beat wet ingredients until blended (about 20 seconds).

    With a wooden spoon, make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour the bowl of wet ingredients into the well of dry ingredients and mix quickly and lightly.

    The secret to good muffin texture is to not overmix the batter! The batter will be thick. Spoon batter into muffin tins to within 1/2 inch (1 cm) from the top. Place immediately in a preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until the tops turn golden brown.

    Serve hot.

    To make any other whole grain muffins, simply substitute your favourite finely ground whole grain cereal meal for the cornmeal in this recipe.

    source: "Whole Grains", alive #288, October 2006

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