July 25, 2011

Quick & Simple - Rustic Rye Muffins


How was your weekend? We went for long walks enjoying the sun that finally peeked through the clouds after so many days of rain, we also attended a birthday party on Saturday and spent some time with family and friends. A dark cloud came in the way of those horrific news from Norway and I'm sure you all share the same feeling of shock than we did when watching the news. My thoughts are with all Norwegians during these difficult times.


Mondays always seem to be busy as I'm full of ideas and energy for the coming week. This morning I was craving some fresh bread, but didn't have the patience to knead and wait for the dough to rise. When this happens, there is nothing quicker and easier than savoury muffins to save the moment. These rustic rye muffins tick every box, including the taste that reminds me of Finnish rye bread. For those wanting fresh home-made bread in no time at all, savoury muffins are always a good option.



Rustic Rye Muffins
(makes 12)
(recipe adapted from Bob's Red Mill)

130g dark rye flour
130g whole spelt flour
2 tablespoons rapadura sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt (I use Maldon)
2 teaspoons whole caraway seeds
1 teaspoon ground bitter orange*
250ml milk
1 large, free-range egg
1/4 cup olive oil

* if you can't find ground bitter orange, use orange peel (fresh or ground) instead.

1. Preheat oven to 180C and prepare a 12 cup muffin tin.

2. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. 

3. Whisk together the milk, egg and olive oil.

4. Stir the milk mixture into the dry ingredients.

5. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins.

6. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before serving.


49 comments:

  1. Healthiest muffins ever! And they look lovely too.

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  2. I love the rusticness! I love, love rye, these would be perfect for breakfast, or after my run! I wish I could go out and buy these, esp when I'm watching what I eat during the week, it would be nice to find muffin's at the shop they aren't filled with processed flours.

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  3. Excellent timing! I need a treat for the week - may try adding a chopped apple and some spice to them... As always, lovely pics

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  4. It is rare for something so good for you to be attractive as well. Your muffins sound really lovely. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. oh what a great idea! i love these photos!

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  6. your photos never fail to blow me away :)

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  7. look so delicious...and my kids will surely love it.

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  8. These look delicious! I absolutely love fresh rye bread, but rarely have the time to make it. This recipe is the perfect solution to that problem!

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  9. Oooh I find bread so hard to photograph so I really admire these photos. Condolences to your neighbor Norway for all of the suffering they are experiencing.

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  10. I love a simple muffin like this slathered in butter and drizzles with honey!

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  11. Wonderful muffins! Those clicks are lovely.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  12. These look great - a perfect sustaining treat on a long day out!

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  13. Simple, easy and incredibly delicious!

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  14. What a healthy and power packed muffins these are! Love the color and the wonderful texture. Like your healthy take on foods, Maria.

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  15. I love your photos: so sharp and stark and clear. Gorgeous. These are certainly lovely little savory breads to make when one doesn't want to take the time for yeast dough to rise.

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  16. These look great, and I am intrigued by a lot of the ingredients you've used here. I'll take one please :)
    *kisses* HH

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  17. Herkullisilta kuulostavat muffinit! Tuollaiset ovat varmaan ihania hillon kanssa..

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  18. when i didn't think your pictures could get any better you go and do this post! the muffins look delicious and i love the backdrops!

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  19. I have just got myself some Rye flour for a French cookie. This would be a good option to make use of the flour...

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  20. Love your photos! Those rye muffins are definitely giving off the rustic vibe!

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  21. Those muffins look terrific, gorgeous photos!

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  22. Beautiful muffins and photos! It sounds really healthy!

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  23. Muffin looks fantastic n sound so healthy ~ I would love to have some with a hot cup of coffee!
    US Masala

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  24. Totally looove your blog!!..i was sooo looking for a Finnish cuisine blog..hr i have it!!..Recently on my visit to Finland ..in Imatra,i tasted for the first time..wat is called a rye-rice pie..i guess..i dont even rmb the name!!..but the taste still lingers!!..absolutely loved it..i hope one day i make them!!:)..keep the good work rolling!!

    Cheers

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  25. Those look gorgeous! Even my mom who is visiting and looking over my shoulder said your pictures are so pretty :D I love the rye flour, I can't wait to get some rye berries to grind and use. I never thought to use it in muffins! I'm putting these on my list for sure! My weekend has been crazy full of picking raspberries for hours and hours at a time and it's just continuing into the week. I can't wait to get into the kitchen to make some things with raspberries :D

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  26. These muffins are the healthiest I have ever seen..they look gorgeous!Love the pictures!

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  27. We had a super lazy weekend .. the only time we went out was to watch a movie .. actually the movie Harry Porter! This muffins are looking so healthy and you presented these so well.. love the pictures.

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  28. What a wonderful idea when you are craving fresh bread! You are so inventive. I love rye bread, so I will have to try these.

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  29. Healthy. Beautiuful. Well named. What more could you want?! :)

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  30. Love your bunting :) very rustic and totally matches the muffins!

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  31. Well, I was brought up with rye and learnt what muffins were in this country - what a delightful marriage twixt cultures! Oh, shall try!! Another one for the file!

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  32. Lovely looking things! Fresh and rustic! Great pictures Maria :-)

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  33. so unique! I love when muffins are wrapped in parchment. They sound wonerful, maria!

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  34. Beautiful photos!
    I never tried to make muffins with rye, what a waste... Thanks for the idea :)

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  35. I was so relieved to see that it was sunny! I was getting so irritated about the laundry building up! :P Now if laundry weren't an issue I'd stay in all the time and just bake :)

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  36. Gorgeous photo's and a lovely recipe, thanks. I especially like the addition of orange for a bit of a flavour boost.

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  37. I just bought some rye flour and have no idea what to do with it! Perfect timing for this lovely recipe!

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  38. The news from Norway truly was like a thunderclap on a sunny day - out of the blue and shocking.

    Absolutely LOVE the photos for this post - and is that a recipe printed on the hessian flag?? Awesomeness!

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  39. Mmm, I can imagine the warm aroma of this little delights. As you know, I love rustic muffins, and I am constantly trying new variations of the basic recipe.Next time I have to try rye muffins, I just bought some good rye flour!

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  40. ...for those moments when we don't want a sugar-bomb type of muffin. :)

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  41. What a great idea! Normally when I crave fresh bread and can't be bothered to knead I just go without, but I'll definitely be trying this next time :)

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  42. All I want to do is slather these in herb butter and pop them into my mouth!. Wonderful job!

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  43. I remember you posting a lovely comment on my blog when I made rye muffins with caraway - I'm so excited to finally see your version and reciprocate! NOM NOM! :D

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  44. what a lovely blog! So many nice things

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  45. Hmm, they are delicious! I used light spelt flour instead of whole (because that was what I had at home) and a mixture of anise, fennel and caraway seeds, plus the ground orange, because I like caraway only in small quantities.

    The muffins came out lighter than in your pictures, but moist and flavourful! I think they might also go well with pecans probably, or dried cranberries or sour cherries...

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Georgiana Darcy

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  46. Hmm, they are delicious! I used light spelt flour instead of whole (because that was what I had at home) and a mixture of anise, fennel and caraway seeds, plus the ground orange, because I like caraway only in small quantities.

    The muffins came out lighter than in your pictures, but moist and flavourful! I think they might also go well with pecans probably, or dried cranberries or sour cherries...

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Georgiana Darcy

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