Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Satisfying Nutritious Snacks

During a long work day, we need lots of energy to sustain us throughout the day. Although we love sweets, sometimes snack bars can be somewhat heavy and sweet. For a filling healthy snack, we love homemade muffins and biscuits. (Muffins and biscuits aren't just for breakfast!) Especially with hearty whole grains like oats, cornmeal, kamut, spelt, or triticale, these snacks re-fuel us for the last stretch of the day.

Thanks Bob's Red Mill for these recipes!

Triticale Breakfast Muffins

1 cup triticale meal
1 cup triticale flour
3 Tbsp raw cane sugar
<1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp flaxmeal mixed with 2 Tbsp water
1 cup soy milk or other non-dairy milk

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add flaxmeal and milk and mix until just combined (check moistness - may need to add more milk). Put in a 12-mini-muffin pan and bake at 375 degrees F for about 10-13 minutes or until just golden (don't overbake). We love mini muffins because they make the perfect size snack.


Blue Cornbread Muffins

1 cup blue cornmeal (can use yellow cornmeal)
1/4 cup oat flour or other whole grain flour
1/4 cup spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
3 Tbsp flaxmeal
<1 Tb agave
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 cup soy milk or other non-dairy milk

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add agave, oil, and milk and mix until just combined. Put in a 12-mini-muffin pan and bake at 400 degrees F for about 11 minutes or until just golden (don't overbake). We enjoy the subtle corn flavor and crumb from the blue cornmeal.


Kamut Biscuits


1 cup kamut flour
1 cup whole wheat flour or spelt flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup canola oil
1 1/4 cup soymilk or other non-dairy milk

Sift dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add oil and milk and mix until just combined. You can make drop biscuits or you can roll out gently and cut using a round biscuit cutter. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes or until just golden. Makes 8 biscuits. We loved the buttery soft flavor.


What are your favorite snacks to give you sustained energy? What are your favorite grains and flours to use in baking? We love to experiment with different grains and flours.

Have a great evening,

4 comments:

Paulina said...

The recipes look great!

P.S. I love the new layout!

Ricki said...

Such great recipes! I have heard of triticale, but never baked with it. . .and I bet those kamut biscuits are heavenly!

aTxVegn said...

I like these recipes using the different flours, and of course muffins are always a great snack!

dreaminitvegan said...

Great use of flours. I like to use different ones as well. These look great!