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Whole Wheat English Muffins #BreadBakers

For this month's Bread Bakers challenge, Cali's Cuisine choose the theme whole grains. We had to bake any yeast or chemically leavened bread keeping at least half of the grains whole. I chose whole wheat as the whole grain and made these quick and easy English breakfast muffins.

These whole wheat English muffins are just perfect to make for your weekend breakfast as they need only 20 minutes to rise and 15 minutes to bake. You can toast the muffins and slather with your favorite jam or butter, or serve with eggs. These whole wheat muffins are great for sandwiches too. Once the muffins are cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks!


{ Homemade English muffins with whole wheat flour }
Recipe Source ~ Savory Simple
Yields 10-12


1 ¾ cups whole milk
3 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large egg
2 ½ cup whole wheat flour
2 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp instant yeast
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp sugar
1 ¼ tsp salt
Semolina flour or cornmeal for dusting


1. In a small saucepan, heat the milk and butter over medium heat until the butter has melted. Set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg. Add the flours, yeast, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix well with a wooden spatula.

3. Add the milk-butter mixture and combine everything with a wooden spatula. Knead the dough for about 5-6 minutes.

4. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and roll out to 1-inch thickness. Using a round cookie cutter, cut out the muffins, re-rolling the dough as needed.

5. Place them on a baking tray dusted with semolina flour or cornmeal. Cover with a towel and let the dough rise for 20 minutes.

6. Preheat the oven to 160 °C | 325 °F. Heat a non-stick pan and cook the muffins on low heat for about 4-5 minutes per side or until crispy and brown.

7. Place them on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes. Toast the muffins before serving.

Notes and Tips
  • I used instant yeast, so I did not proof it. If you are using active dry yeast, add to warm milk and let it sit until frothy.
  • The dough will be little sticky after kneading but do not add more flour. Generously flour the surface and cut out rounds.

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  1. Those are some perfect looking English muffins. I like that sandwich you made too.

  2. I am so impressed by the rise of your muffins, Sona! They look absolutely wonderful!

  3. They look yummy. Never tried them but they are in my waiting list.. I will give a try to your recipe :)

  4. I am making these and then I am making that caprese egg sandwich you made with avocado...I am going to dream about that sandwich tonight.

  5. They look interesting! Love the last pic of the sandwich, so tempting... :)

  6. these look so delicious have made it so perfectly...inviting pics dear

  7. Wonderful muffins dear. Looks so cute

  8. wow...these are lovely and healthy muffins..

  9. Perfectly made English muffins.. Love the sandwich you made with these muffins..

  10. Looks absolutely delicious!

  11. Whole wheat English muffins makes healthy n yummy break fast........ :)

  12. Looks healthy and yummy!!

  13. wow..these look beautiful,yummy !!

  14. Delicious and beautiful English muffins very nice

  15. The muffins looks good, you made them perfect.. And the sandwich looks inviting..

  16. ohh I just can't stop drooling....the very look of that sandwich is so tempting....good one

  17. Sona, your muffins look just perfect. English muffins have been on my to-bake list for a very long time, you are tempting me to make them real soon.

  18. So perfectly made and tempting!!

  19. Those English muffins are absolutely perfect!

  20. The muffins look yummy. love the little sandwich you made with the muffins, looks delicious..

  21. Perfectly made muffins and they are so healthy too.. Lovely pics dear..

  22. These look awesome..perfect for breakfast.. we can have them in many variations..

  23. It looks so perfect! Beautiful share dear. Loved it

  24. You have left me feeling completely inadequate with your perfect English muffins! Love them! Wishing I had one to pop in the toaster for breakfast this morning!

  25. Never tried English ur take with wheat

  26. I love, love, love English muffins. Few things are better than a toasted muffin with butter first thing in the morning and yours look just perfect!

  27. These look absolutely delicious and I love all the lovely photos of them.

  28. The English muffins look so awesome, you have done it so perfectly..

  29. The sandwich picture is so nice Sona. Lovely muffins!


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