1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup roasted shelled sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons roasted shelled sunflower seeds
Heat oven to 400°F. Grease or place paper baking cups into 12 muffin pan cups; set aside.
Combine half & half, butter and egg in bowl with whisk.
Combine flour, cornmeal, oats, brown sugar, 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, baking powder and salt in another bowl. Stir flour mixture into half & half mixture just until moistened.
Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle tops evenly with 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds. Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown.
Seeds and nuts are a staple in the vegetarian diet. They are packed with protein. You can use salted or unsalted sunflower seeds in this recipe.