ABOUT THIS RECIPE

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 15 min.

Yield: 12 muffins

ingredients

½ cup rye flour

½ cup yellow cornmeal

½ cup all-purpose or whole-wheat flour

¾ teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 egg

1/3 cup molasses

1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup golden raisins

DIRECTIONS

Heat oven to 400 F. Butter a standard muffin pan. Mix together the flours, cornmeal, salt, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, molasses, sugar, oil, and buttermilk. Blend well. Stir the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well.

Fill the prepared muffin tins 3/4 of the way and bake for 15 minutes, until your tester comes out clean. Serve hot with butter or cream cheese.

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Maine Brown Bread Muffins

These traditional Maine muffins are made with a mix of flours - rye gives the muffins some depth and cornmeal gives the loveliest, faintest crunch. Molasses gives them the warmth of a Maine winter and the buttermilk ensures a light and dainty crumb. The raisins soften in the heat of the oven and when you come across one in a tender bite, it's a welcome pocket of chewy sweetness.