English Muffins for November #BakeTogether

The November #BakeTogether from Abby Dodge is a simple and straight forward recipe for English muffins.

These are not flat muffins filled with nooks and crannies. They are billowy, tall, chewy, and satisfying.

I have a love/hate relationship with bread. I love it, but I feel like I should be eating more nutrient rich foods in its place. This is the main reason why I like making bread at home. You can customize the recipe and you know exactly what goes in your bread. These muffins have whole wheat flour and I added rolled oats for fiber, and blackstrap molasses which is rich in nutrients. Molasses add quite a robust flavor, so if you don’t like them just use honey as called for in the recipe or use half honey and half molasses.

English muffins are cooked on a griddle or skillet, and I like this recipe because you don’t need to use metal rings to shape the muffins.

These are delicious served toasted with homemade apricot jam and aged white cheddar cheese. They are great for breakfast sandwiches too. Make sure to split them with a fork and toast them before serving.

The full recipe is on Abby Dodge’s website. My changes are simple:
• Add ½ cup of rolled oats in step 1.
• Add 2 extra tablespoons of liquid (1 tb milk and 1 tb water) in step two.
• Substitute the honey with blackstrap molasses.

Tall and gorgeous homemade English muffins:

Author: onevanillabean

I have loved cooking and baking since I was 5 years old. It was the one activity that I would share with all my extended family. Like most people, I love traveling. I love visiting the markets, exploring unknown ingredients, and bringing them back home with me for inspiration. I find that recipes with simple and pure ingredients yield the best results.

5 thoughts

  1. Love the tweaks you made to this recipe. Like you, I try to make most of my bread. It’s not always possible, but over the past six years, I’ve made about 70(?) 80(?) percent of the bread we’ve eaten.

    The addition of oats and molasses sound great; thick, rich flavor that is good for you! Anything can be made healthier with just a bit of thought and creativity! (Except for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Let’s not mess with perfection.)

  2. Stacey–Wow, that is a lot of bread baking! I do believe that making bread at home is one of the most rewarding things. It’s like magic: you put together some basic ingredients & time and are rewarded with a gorgeous end product. And you are right, making it healthier just means a few tweaks here and there.
    Carol–Thank you!

  3. I totally forgot about making these! I tried once, loved them and then forgot. haha… will get back on them soon.

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