Recipe summary

Hands-on time:
5 mins. to 10 mins.
Baking time:
16 mins. to 18 mins.
Total time:
21 mins. to 28 mins.
12 muffins
With buttermilk for tenderness, whole wheat for healthy fiber, and granola for a touch of crunch and flavor, these muffins are a delicious way to start any day. Want to make them vegan? See "tips," below.
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  • 2 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour or Premium Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 1 cup prepared granola
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk or 1 1/4 cups liquid whey*
  • *The liquid drained from plain yogurt when you make thick, Greek-style yogurt.


  • 3/4 cup prepared granola


  1. 1) Preheat the oven to 400F. Lightly grease the cups of a standard muffin pan; or line with paper baking cups, and grease the paper cups.
  2. 2) Whisk together all of the dry ingredients, including the granola.
  3. 3) In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, vegetable oil, and buttermilk or whey.
  4. 4) Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring just to combine.
  5. 5) Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them nearly full. A slightly heaped muffin scoop of batter is the right amount.
  6. 6) Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with additional granola, if desired.
  7. 7) Bake the muffins for 16 to 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle of one of the center muffins comes out clean.
  8. 8) Remove the muffins from the oven, and after 5 minutes (or when they're cool enough to handle) transfer them to a rack to cool. Serve warm, or at room temperature. Store leftovers loosely wrapped at room temperature.
  9. Yield: 12 muffins.

Tips from our bakers

  • Our Crunchy Granola recipe is a perfect choice here.
  • Want to make these muffins vegan? Substitute 1 1/4 cups orange juice, vegetable juice, cranberry juice, or the juice of your choice for the buttermilk or whey.