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These muffins are great for protein and substance on long rides or tours. To reduce fat, try replacing the oil with low-fat yogurt and the eggs with a banana. A good approach would be to mix these muffins in with snacks which lack proteins and fats to supplement isolated carbohydrates, such as well into a long day of riding.

In a large bowl, add and combine well:

2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 (375 mL) creamed corn

In a smaller bowl, combine well:

1 cup whole wheat flour, unsifted
1 cup all-purpose flour, unsifted
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
12 one-centimeter cubes of ham

Combine wet and dry mixtures and fold together gently until just mixed. Spoon into prepared pan. Bake at 200 C (400 F) for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on rack. Makes 12 medium-sized muffins.

Try substituting cubes of cheddar cheese for the ham. If you do so, the muffins are tender when freshly baked, but melted cheese becomes tough and consistent when cooled. Durable muffins, of course, are the stuff of cyclists.
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