Solar baked muffins make a good grab-and-go breakfast or a marvelous mid-afternoon snack.
Orange Spice Whole Grain Muffins
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2/3 cup milk (2% or whole)
1/3 cup canola or coconut oil
1 large egg, at room temperature
Set Sun Oven out to preheat. Line the indentations of two 6-cup muffin tins with paper liners or arrange 12 sturdy muffin sized baking molds in two baking pans.
In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, wheat germ, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and zest. In a small bowl beat together the milk, oil, and egg until blended. Stir the milk mixture into the dry ingredients until just moistened. Spoon batter into prepared cups until about two-thirds full. Bake in the Sun Oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 35 minutes. If you pans do not fit side by side in the Sun Oven use a rack to separate them than cross-stack them (the upper pan will bake slightly faster). Cool muffins in the pans on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.