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    King of The Morning Muffins

    In the realm of breakfast foods, this muffin’s right to rule is unquestioned. Orange zest is its crown and fiber is its scepter. May the sun never set on this muffin’s empire.
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    Course: Breakfast
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Servings: 12 Muffins


    • muffin pan
    • blender or food processor (optional)
    • zester


    • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Hot Cereal (run it through a blender if you want the muffin texture to be fine, otherwise it will be coarse but still very chewable)
    • cup buttermilk
    • ½ cup white sugar
    • cup softened butter
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • the zest of one orange
    • ¼ cup white sugar


    • Mix the cereal and buttermilk in a small bowl and let it rest for 10 minutes.
    • In a large bowl, beat the butter and the 1/2 cup of sugar together, then mix in the egg.
    • Add the cereal/buttermilk mix, the remaining dry ingredients, and half the orange zest, stir until mixed.
    • Take the other half of orange zest and mix it with 1/4 cup of sugar.
    • Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling each between 1/2-3/4 full.  Sprinkle each muffin with the zest/sugar mix.
    • Bake at 400° F for 15 minutes.
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     King of The Morning Muffins are moist, have multiple solid textures, and can be processed into bite sized pieces without extensive chewing. 

    King of the morning muffins are a great easy-to-chew source of fiber. Without fiber it is more difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Fiber aids in digestion, helps sustain a healthy population of beneficial gut bacteria, and can lower ones risk of getting colorectal cancers. Also, it may lower your risk of getting cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

    Confession time. I almost never have buttermilk in my fridge. It’s great, it’s delicious, I just can’t bring myself to buy a whole carton when I only need a cup for a recipe.  The good news is that it’s super easy to make an effective buttermilk substitute. Take one cup of milk and drizzle in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. DON’T STIR IT. That’s what my wife always says to me because my instinct is to stir it. Just let it rest for 5-10 minutes. After that, for all baking intents and purposes, it’s buttermilk.

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