Sorry this post is going up so late. When I started making these yesterday, I forgot about Daylight Savings and how, at 5:30, it would be pitch black outside. So I didn't have enough natural light to get a good photo of the finished product. :)
I discovered this recipe on Pinterest quite awhile ago and have made them once. I decided it was time to try it again since I am always in the need for a healthier snack. I played around with the recipe just a little and this is what I came up with! They may not be the prettiest food in the world, but they sure taste delicious!
Earl Grey Tea Muffins
Makes 12 Muffins
Adapted from Just Bento
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
4 Tbsp granulated sugar or sugar substitute (or 2 Tbsp of each, like I did!)
2 large eggs
3 Tbsp vegetable oil or light olive oil
1 1/3 cup buttermilk (or 1 1/3 cup regular milk plus 1 Tbsp of white vinegar)
1 tea bag Earl Grey Tea
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.
2. Combine first three ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and sift together using a whisk or sifter. (I was planning on using Truvia for all 4 Tbsp of the sugar, but when I realized how much that was, I decided to stop at 2 Tbsp and use regular sugar for the rest. So it cut out some calories, but it does leave a "fake sugar" aftertaste.)
3. Next, mix together the wet ingredients (the next four) until well blended.
4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ones using a spatula or wooden spoon. Don't overmix! It will look a little chunky when finished.
5. Open tea bag and add tea leaves to entire mixture.
6. Spoon into the muffin tin evenly. Bake for about 25-30 minutes.
The original recipe says that the tops will be browned and will puff up, but since I substituted some of the white flour for whole wheat, these don't go a whole lot above the tin. They will be done when a toothpick comes out clean. These feel and taste a little spongy, but they are still really good! Especially with a nice cup of tea. :)
Enjoy! Let me know if you try these and if you changed the recipe at all or tried the original recipe.