7.08.2009

Trailblazin' Muffins

My dad and his wife Kathy have a wonderful business called Rock Creek Nut Company. Their company is based in the little town of Union Oregon which is nestled in the middle of the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. Rock Creek Nut company offers a terrific variety of top-notch nuts, dried fruits, chocolate-covered treats (nuts, fruits, and organic espresso beans), and specially formulated trail mixes (some of which include Oregon Hazelnuts and Oregon grown Cranberries). You can easily order online through their website. Take a peek around, I know you will love it!

I recently requested some of their wonderful Trailblazer Mix. It's a mix of cranberries, pumpkin seeds, coconut, almonds, walnuts, and raisins.








I wanted to make some yummy muffins and I knew this mix would be the perfect ingredient!



Muffin Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 oz Rock Creek Nut Company Trailblazer Mix, chopped
I got about 15 muffins out of this recipe.


Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and chopped Trailblazer Mix. Stir just until combined. Fill lined muffin cups nearly full.

Bake at 375 degrees for 16-18 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.




I've got to tell you these are so healthy and wonderful they make me want to Blaze some Trails right now!!

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~Muffins are Good~

32 comments:

The imPerfect Houswife said...

You know what, I need to make those and have them sitting around for us to grab and eat for breakfast! Question ~ can you use regular whole wheat flour instead of pastry flour? I know I have some of that. Awesome recipe!!! I need to go check out the little nut shop now. :)

Chow and Chatter said...

thats cool you can get free samples he he your muffins look great

Jenn said...

I love trail mix. I love to snack on them in the afternoon especially if I'm working long hours.

That's really neat your dad food company. Love the ingredients in the trail mix you used. Makes for a good addition to those muffins.

Cathy said...

I'm a sucker for trail mix - although I eat it all individually....pick out the m & m's first then the cashews, etc. Kind of defeats the purpose. Your muffins look yummy though ;)

♥peachkins♥ said...

The trailmix alone looks delicious already. I'm sure when it has been added to that muffin it became extra yummy!

dustjacket attic said...

Oh yum, the trailmix looks great too. Sounds like a nice place that your dad lives in.

Katy ~ said...

Kim, this kind of muffin is perfection in my book. I LOVE all the ingredients in these!!

Denise said...

Such a good idea to add trail mix to muffins. They look yummy

Cathy said...

I love a good trail mix and what a great idea to add some to muffins. I'll bet it would make some darn good cookies too.

Joyce said...

Are you the official family taster of the trail mix:) I am always in search of good trail mix for my soldier. Thanks for sharing the muffins and the info.
Joyce

burpandslurp said...

wow, they are SO healthy and delicious-looking! These would make the perfect pick-and-go breakfast, or snack!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Trail mix is one of my favorite snacks! You muffins are over the top!

Reeni♥ said...

I've never had a muffin with trail mix in it! Great idea! I love trail mix and I bet these are delicious!

Cake Diva said...

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Julie said...

Those look great...I'll bet they are healthy too.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Oh my goodness! Yum! I will have to check them out... Lori

Donna-FFW said...

What a lovely, healthy muffin. Id have one with my coffee now. They made me hungry.

Mary said...

These do look good. It's hard to beat healthy and delicious.

girlichef said...

I love trail mix of all sorts...I don't think this would make it into the muffins! I'll have to check out their site :)

Little Miss Baker said...

you get more and more creative every post!! shoot me a message because I wanna tell you something :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look delightful!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

What a smart idea to add trail mix to your muffins. They look...

Y U M M Y !

teresa said...

this is so great. i would never think to put trail mix in a muffin, but i bet they are just delicious and packed with all sorts of good stuff!

JennyMac said...

Another great recipe. You rock!

Debbie said...

Now that looks like a recipe I would love. And that mix looks perfect.

Pam said...

Usually I keep a bag of trail mix in my desk at school for snacking. I think I'd rather keep a muffin or two in my little fridge!

Heidi said...

Just wanted to let you know I used the pace taco sauce in my pasta taco shells. You could use whatever brand you prefer. It would also work with a salsa if you didn't have taco sauce.

Nicole Feliciano said...

Yummy! I tried making Soft Shell Crabs while this week. I hope you'll share this on my recipe exchange. Here's my link for Friday's Feast.

http://momtrends.blogspot.com/2009/07/friday-feasts-soft-shell-crab.html

comfycook said...

These look hearty after reading the ingredients. What a great idea to use the trail blazer mix.

Randi Troxell said...

i think that i would really like these!!!!!!

Pam said...

My trailmix loving kids will love these muffins.

Melissa Erickson said...

The muffins sound great!

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