February 12, 2017
I LOVE to bake, but I’m often short on time or fancying a sweet treat at the last minute – so any recipe that’s quick and with a simple ingredients list is right up my alley. I adapted this one from the Taste website, but I cut back on the refined sugar and added some protein & omega-3s from flax seeds. I hope you enjoy it!
2 cups of self raising flour (wholemeal if you have it)
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 heaped Tbsp flax seed meal
1 large banana, mashed
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsps milk (more if needed)
1/3 cup greek yoghurt
Large handful of fresh or frozen blueberries (if they’re frozen, let them thaw for 30 minutes or pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds, so they’re not cold when you put the muffins in the oven).
1 Tbsp each of oats, sunflower seeds & brown sugar (for topping individual muffins).
Combine dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients, stirring as you go to combine. Finally, add fruit.
Spoon a (very) heaped Tablespoon into muffin tins (should make around 6-8 muffins). Top each muffin with a sprinkle of oats, sunflower seeds & brown sugar.
Bake at 180C for 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.