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Einkorn Muffin Recipe: One Master Recipe, Multiple Ways to Customize

A master einkorn muffin recipe with multiple mix-in possibilities. Make these muffins your own by adding your favorite mix-ins, like: chocolate chips, fruit, nuts, or shredded coconut. 

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Einkorn Muffin Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 187 kcal
Author Kristin Marr

Ingredients

  • 8 TB unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup maple syrup (144g) or honey
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce (135g) OR plain whole milk yogurt (or a dairy-free yogurt)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose einkorn flour (222g), sifted *
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt

Equipment:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease or line a muffin pan.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together: melted butter, maple syrup, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract. 

  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients: sifted einkorn flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to combine. 

  4. Add any customizations desired (see notes, below). Stir to incorporate the customizations into the batter.

  5. Scoop the batter into the muffin pan (it will be thick). I use an ice cream scooper.

  6. Bake the muffins for 18-20 minutes, until firm on top. My muffins are usually done at 18 minutes, but this may vary with each oven. Allow the muffins to cool for a few minutes before enjoying.
  7. For storage, I keep the muffins in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week. They also freeze well.

Recipe Notes

*If you'd like to use whole wheat einkorn, decrease the amount by 1/4 cup. 

This is a master base recipe that’s meant to be customized. Here are a few mix-in ideas to customize this recipe. Choose one option each time you make these muffins, or stick with your favorite from the list below.

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup halved blackberries
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup shredded carrots or zucchini 
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup dried fruit, such as: chopped mangoes, cranberries, or cherries
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chocolate chips + ½ cup dried cherries
1 cup chopped apples + extra ½ tsp cinnamon + ¼ tsp nutmeg
1 cup shredded carrots + ½ cup raisins

For dairy-free muffins, use melted coconut oil in place of the melted butter.