How to Make Muffins Using Crunchy Cookies

Learn how to make muffins from scratch and substitute Grace’s Best Cookies for granola for an extra sweet, crunchy flavor!

Freshly baked muffins straight out of the oven on a cool spring morning make for the perfect breakfast at home with your loved ones. We can practically taste them now!

How to Make Muffins from Scratch

While many of us our staying safe and working or learning from home, we’ve made it our mission to fill you up with tasty, creative baking recipes that hit the spot. We encourage you to support your favorite local bakery as much as you’re able, but we also have a fun recipe you can try at home to bake muffins from scratch! The best muffins come in all shapes and sizes and flavors: apple-nut, banana, buttermilk, honey, pumpkin, and so much more.

Here’s how to make muffins using our very own Grace’s Best Cookies.

With that extra special sweet crunch from the sunflower seeds, rolled oats and brown sugar, they’re a perfect substitute for granola:

The Ingredients

  • 2 cups of crushed Grace’s Best Cookies
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk (or almond milk alternative)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

The Directions

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Grease bottoms only of about 12 medium-sized muffin cups (or use paper cups)
  3. Beat egg; stir in milk and oil
  4. Stir in remaining dry ingredients all at once just until flour is moistened (batter might appear lumpy)
  5. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes or until they’re golden brown
  7. Remove from the pan right away
  8. Wait til they’re cooled off and enjoy for breakfast or an after-dinner sweet treat!

How did they turn out? Share your recipes with us on Facebook and Instagram!

Shop for cookies online! Grace’s Best Cookies come in 1 oz, 7 oz, and 12 oz packs. 

Crusted Salmon with Sunflower Seed Cookies

Try a new recipe from our test kitchen: crusted salmon with sunflower seed cookies!

Crusted salmon typically isn’t topped with sunflower seeds and rolled oats cookies. But just like our non-traditional cookie recipe, we’re always looking for creative, non-traditional ways to incorporate our cookies into new and unexpected recipes. Normally, we use Grace’s Best Cookies in decadent dessert creations, but the sweet and savory combination in this entree is nothing short of mouthwatering.

Follow the directions below and give crusted salmon with sunflower seed cookies a shot! Tag @GracesBestCookies on Facebook and share your recipe results with us!


Prep your kitchen with these ingredients for crusted salmon:

crusted salmon ingredients


Here’s the step-by-step process:

  1. First, preheat oven to 375F
  2. Second, crush the cookies in a small bowl along with the parmesan cheese and set aside.
    mixing ingredients for crusted salmon recipe
  3. Third, rinse and dry the salmon filet then lightly season with salt and pepper.
    season salmon for crusted salmon recipe
  4. Next, pour 2 tbsp of olive oil in a pan at medium heat.
  5. Once the pan is hot put the salmon in skin side down.
  6. While the salmon is cooking, mix the dill and remaining tbsp of olive oil with the cookie parmesan mixture.
  7. Once the salmon has cooked for 4-5 minutes, pile the cookie mixture on the salmon, squeeze half of the lemon on the salmon and top with the slice of lemon.
    lemon on salmon crusted recipe
  8. Put the pan in the oven for 14 minutes or until the cookie mixture begins to brown.
  9. Finally, remove your crusted salmon from the oven and serve immediately.

Bon appétite!

Check out the latest recipes and learn more about Grace’s Best Cookies on our blog!

3 Reasons to Eat Sunflower Seed Cookies

Our sunflower seed cookies not only make a delightful treat but complement your cravings with naturally delicious ingredients. 

When compared to a classic sandwich-style cookie, (you know, the kind where a generous amount of crème is stuffed between two chocolate cookies) sunflower seed cookies like ours at Grace’s Best do not conform to a pattern of tradition. And that’s the thing we love most about our cookies: there’s nothing traditional about them!

But why bother choosing Grace’s Best sunflower seed cookies over that of a leading brand? 

1. We’re family-owned and based locally in Kansas City, MO.

In 1992, Grace’s grandmother, Margaret, forged a new path and began selling the cookies that her loved ones in the Kansas City area simply couldn’t get enough of. With an idea all her own and the support of her family, she started a lasting tradition using a non-traditional recipe. Since then, her son has taken over the company to honor his mother’s legacy and bring her sunflower seed cookies recipe to taste buds that crave a different kind of snack.

Plus, we love the local scene and supporting the small grocers that carry our cookies!

2. Grace’s Best Cookies are made with naturally delicious ingredients.

Artificial preservatives and artificial flavors make no sense in our cookies! We only include pronounceable and recognizable ingredients so that what you see on the label is what you taste. Take a peek at the ingredients we use in our sunflower seed cookies – ones you can find right in your own kitchen:

  • Rolled oats
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Sweet cream butter (milk)
  • Brown sugar
  • Enriched unbleached flour
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Baking soda
  • Vanilla extract

Grace's Best natural gourmet sunflower seed cookies 1 oz

On the other hand, the ingredients for a basic sandwich cookie tell a completely different story! What are you familiar with on this list?

  • Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour
  • Niacin
  • Reduced Iron
  • Thiamine Mononitrate {Vitamin B1}
  • Riboflavin {Vitamin B2}, Folic Acid)
  • Sugar
  • Palm And/Or Canola Oil
  • Cocoa (Processed with Alkali)
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Leavening (Baking Soda And/Or Calcium Phosphate)
  • Salt
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Chocolate
  • Artificial Flavor

High fructose corn syrup can link to major health risks; that’s why it’s often discouraged in high amounts. The last ingredient is simply listed as “artificial flavor,” meaning that some of the flavor comes from a chemical compound rather than its actual ingredients!

3. Our sunflower seed cookies contain less sugar and sodium than the leading sandwich cookie brand.

Let’s look at the nutrition facts. We compared a six-pack of sandwich cookies to a 1 oz. pack of Grace’s Best Cookies that contains 5 cookies. Prepackaged, both are convenient for snacking with a controlled serving. Here’s what we found:

Grace’s Best Sandwich Cookie
Calories 130 270
Total Fat 6g 11g
Saturated Fat 2.5g 3g
Sugars 8g 23g
Sodium 55mg 220mg

Next time you’re craving a sweet, crunchy snack, look at the label and then decide. We encourage everyone to pay careful attention to what goes into their bodies! Remember, even our sunflower seed cookies are still cookies, so snack wisely!

Have a question related to the ingredients in Grace’s Best Cookies? Let us know!

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