Yes, You Can Make (Whole Wheat) English Muffins



As long as I make the muffins, my husband, Rob, often cooks us a breakfast of scrambled eggs and goat cheese (with a sprinkle of cinnamon) served on English muffins. These little "griddle breads" were invented by Victorian-era English servants as a way to use leftover bits bread dough. They make scrumptious toast, but they're expensive to buy and their packaging is just plain ridiculous. We don’t even give white bread hotdog buns double layers of cardboard and plastic armor.

To make my own, I found several variations on classic English muffin recipes and started cooking. A half-dozen or more batches later, I hit the right combination by using the dough from one recipe and the shaping technique from another. Whether you use a knife or fork to split the muffins before toasting them is up to you. 

Whole Wheat English Muffins

 I like to use my KitchenAid to make dough whenever possible, but this dough can just as easily be kneaded by hand. When hand-kneading, be sure to flour your surface and hands generously. The dough has been kneaded enough when the surface becomes taught, smooth and elastic. Yields 12 English muffins.


1 cup milk, warmed until just barely bubbling

Lina Tsa
8/21/2012 12:11:40 PM

how many calories does a single muffin contains?Because accordng to my calculations each muffin will have about 260 kcals..

Zonya Gingrich
4/16/2012 11:52:13 PM

These are delicious! I made them to use to make breakfast sandwiches to pop in the freezer. We are trying to get away from cold cereal, and I needed some alternitives. They are HUGE. I think next time I'll make 16 instead of 12 from this size batch. I don't have a griddle, so I used my two cast iron skillets. I should have turned the burners a little lower, because they burned a bit. I didn't do them as long per side, but then left them in the oven a little longer.

2/6/2011 5:43:44 PM

These are delicious!! I made them with all whole wheat flour and they were fine. Very good husband likes them better than mr. Thomas'!! Thanks again for posting this awesomeness!!

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