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New Orleans Black Muffins

(recipe, Katie Hickey)


I haven't yet, but I want to try this recipe with loaves.


  1. ¾ cup hot water
  2. ½ cup molasses
  3. ¼ cup milk (any kind you'd like, even skim)
  4. 2 cups whole wheat flour
  5. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  6. ¾ cup sugar
  7. 3 Tbsp. baking powder
  8. 1 tsp. baking soda
  9. 1 tsp. salt
  10. 1½ cups coarsely chopped pecans, dry roasted.


  1. Oven preheated to 300.
  2. Spread the pecans out on a cookie sheet and place them in the over until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the hot water and the molasses until the molasses dissolve, then stir in the milk.
  4. In a large bowl, sift together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Fold the liquid mixture and the pecans into the dry mixture with a rubber spatula. The batter will be spongy, so don't overmix.
  5. Spoon the batter into 12 greased muffin cups and bake for 45 - 1 hour (on the longer end for large muffins). Remove the muffins from the cups right away and serve warm, although they are delicious the next day as well.