I really wanted these maple oatmeal mustard muffins to be cupcakes. I even thought about calling them cupcakes, but in the interest of blog integrity, I must admit that they were muffins. The problem, you see, was the white whole wheat flour. I’d never used white whole wheat flour before, but I’d heard rumors that it tasted just like white flour while retaining the health value of whole wheat. Not true. Even though only half of the flour I used was white whole wheat flour (the other half was all-purpose), these wannabe cupcakes tasted like whole wheat muffins.
Despite the fact that muffins are the geeky friend of the hipster cupcake, these muffins have nothing to be ashamed of. They have the tender sweetness of maple, the in-your-face texture of oatmeal, and a surprise sassy kick from the mustard. They were a huge hit with my moms’ group (winning out over a chocolate cupcake that I made for a Scharffen Berger contest and Panettone Cupcakes).