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  1. Victoria (District Chocoholic)

    That first picture is awesome.

  2. Louise

    I understand why the book is very special to you. I am lucky enough to have a special copy of the companion book The Supper Book. I’m not the biggest caraway fan so I wouldn’t really want to try those muffins. I would have liked to seen the bears enjoying their muffins outside though.

  3. gmasydney

    So happy to know you are using these recipes, Hannah, and what a wonderful thing is the muffin – so many variations on a theme. For wheat free people the cup of wheatgerm can be replaced with another cup of rye flour.
    Lovely to know that The Supper Book is special to others, too, Louise.

  4. gmasydney

    Just realised – those muffins in the pics are really defying gravity, aren’t they – to say nothing of the plates!

  5. Queenotblue

    I’m intrigued now -what are these cookbooks?

    I shall make these over the long weekend using the rye flour I bought for last year’s bread cookbook challenge, but didn’t use. I’ve been desperate for a wheat free muffin. Thanks for the recipe Hannah and thanks for the tip @ gmasydney.

  6. Johanna GGG

    Love those photos – they are so cute!

    And seeing that you are endorsing pester power, why don’t you just throw the choc chips into the mix – baking with chocolate is so yummy 🙂 Honestly these muffins look delish but they are such wannabe choc chip muffins

  7. Rach

    Awww, this is SO cute! Love it!

  8. theresa

    Aw, adorable teddies! I’m sure they loved the muffins 🙂

  9. Priyanka

    Yum, the muffins look so good!

  10. The Teenage Taste

    Aww, the pictures of the teddy bears carrying the muffins are too cute! I love rye bread, so rye muffins are a no-brainer for me. Thanks for the recipe! 😀

  11. Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day

    I love the chocolate/rye combo!

  12. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    Girl! I love rye! how’d you know?? 😛 This is an adorable post.

  13. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    I will take a dozen of these, please 🙂

  14. whisperinggums

    Oh, and I can attest to the fact that WayChoc is an expert whiner (at least, when it comes to pandas!)

  15. Anna Johnston

    Guess what Hannah…. I had a Panda 🙂 Love the muffins girlfriend 🙂

  16. Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc

    It is not rocket science, and it makes a wonderful story. I love my muffins warmed up too. I have never thought of topping each bite with chocolate chip though. I should really try it!

  17. Iron Chef Shellie

    hehe my first reaction was “it’s the sooty and sweep show!”

  18. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    I mostly use rye flour when I bake bread and caraway seeds is a classic spice to use in Finnish breads! Just made a bread with both these ingredients in it 🙂 These muffins sound perfect!

  19. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    In the first photo, Mr Panda is getting all crazy excited and throwing his arms up in the air ready to throw himself upon the muffin, but the more calm Mr Browny is throwing up a hand to hold him back “Now now Mr Panda, you have to calm yourself down and enjoy your muffin because you know that Miss Hannah said you can only have one so you don’t spoil your dinner. It’s a good thing for you Miss Hannah also said you are having muffins for dinner”.

  20. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hannah darling, is your brother cranky with you for revealing his panda bear love? 😛

  21. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    aaaw, bears having a little picnic! Yes, good idea with the chocolate chip! You just gotta dd the good stuff LOL

  22. Tammy

    We have a traveling panda at work that visits your office if you do something great. Silly but rewarding. I have never cooked with rye flour.

  23. Casey @ Insatiably Healthy

    These sounds awesome! I’ve never used rye flour, but i really want to try there, maybe as teh base for a tempeh rueben? mmm

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  25. Miri Leigh

    These muffins look great- thanks for sharing!

  26. Christine @ Merf In Progress

    That brown bear is so beautiful. I can only suppose you learned to love him?

  27. Queenotisblue

    Hannah, made these this evening (omitted the chocolate though and did an all rye flour version). Flavour was fantastic and will definitely make them again, with a couple of changes.

    I didn’t get the rise I wanted. So either I would double the quantity or make them in a smaller muffin pan (e.g. patty pan). Or, my baking powder was a bit old. I didn’t quite get the reaction you described when mixing! So I’ll get some fresh baking powder for the next batch. Also, I used a commercial butter milk (cow), so I wonder if this affected the mixture. But not to worry really because they are light and delicious.

    1. whisperinggums

      Do you mean you used all rye ie 2 cups and no wheat germ? If so that might be your problem. Whenever I use rye I mix it with something like rice flour or pure cornflour, usually to the proportion of 2/3 rye, 1/3 other flour. All rye is a bit heavy — compare all rye bread with rye mix breads and you will see what I mean.

  28. Camille

    I want to make these now! But I will probably wait until the weekend, whenI have time to eat them warm for breakfast. I will be leaving out the caraway, as it is gross and has no place in my kitchen. 😉

  29. Susan

    Only one chocolate chip?? Chocolate always makes everything better, especially when it’s melted.

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  31. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    How cute!! I love a good teddy bear picnic. These sounds delicious, Hannah – rye, love it!
    Heidi xo

  32. Leigh

    I love reading your blog – it makes me laugh everytime! Thanks Hannah!

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