Please pass the Malted Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

In addition to oat flakes, you can top the muffins with nuts too.

Skip the pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving and treat your family to a platter of warm, fresh-from-the-oven Malted Wheat Pumpkin Muffins for dessert. The addition of Briess Malted Wheat not only bumps up their whole grain content, but adds a subtle malty boost of flavor. Top them off with Briess Insta Grains® Oat Flakes (the same ones you use in Oatmeal Stout and other beers), and you’ve made a hearty and healthy dessert, breakfast or anytime snack for these cool fall days.

Malted Wheat Pumpkin Muffins

  • 1-1/2 cups—Whole Wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup—Briess Malted Wheat (use a coffee mill to grind into a fine flour)
  • 1-1/4 cups—Briess Insta Grains® Oat Flakes (divided)
  • 2 tsp—Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp—Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp—Salt
  • 2 tsp—Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix*
  • 1 cup—Buttermilk**
  • 3/4 cup—Pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup—Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup—Brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup—Vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp—Vanilla


  • Preheat over to 400ºF
  • Line 12 muffin tins
  • In large bowl mix together whole wheat flour, malted wheat flour, 1 cup oat flakes, baking soda, baking powder and all spices.
  • In medium bowl whisk together buttermilk, pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, vanilla and egg.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry. Stir until completely incorporated.
  • Equally divide the batter among the 12 muffin tins and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup oat flakes.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.

*Make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix by mixing together 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp ground cloves and 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg)

**Make your own Buttermilk by mixing together 1 cup milk and 1 tsp vinegar. Let stand 10 minutes.

About Judie Giebel

Judie GiebelJudie has extensive experience with the malting and food ingredients divisions at Briess. Indepth knowledge of production processes, capabilities and scheduling, raw materials, quality control procedures, ingredient applications and new product development. Hands-on and applications development experience.

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