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Super-health muffins

I’m not going to pretend these are as indulgent as a little pastry-somethin’ from your coffee-emporium-of-choice, but considering they’re pretty healthy, they don’t taste like sawdust.  Promise.

The banana, coconut oil, berries and agave nectar satisfy sweet cravings and being packed with fruit means it’s a lot easier to increase your daily quota.  Seeds and nuts also add minerals and ‘good fats’ making them even more nutritious.   At 11am with a tea (herbal, obvs), you’ll  hardly miss the shop-bought variety.  The best thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever you fancy or throw in fruit that is perhaps past its best to avoid chucking it.  Make them chocolatey by adding organic cocoa nibs for a guilt-free fix or lemon yoghurt for added zing.

Muffins

Cook a batch at the weekend and freeze.  Heat in the microwave for a warming work snack, as a super-quick breakfast or with ice-cream for a delicious dessert.  Cinnamon, berries and coconut oil are renowned for possessing superfood qualities and they’re relatively cheap to make.  Substitute fresh for frozen berries (which are loads cheaper and frequently on offer) and if we’re talking top-tips, coconut oil is also a beauty product so you can switch it between  your skincare regime and the pantry.

I’ve made these avoiding gluten, dairy and sugar – amend ingredients to suit your personal preferences/intolerance. I’ve used organic products where I can but you can substitute these as needed.

Ingredients:

225g Organic Spelt Flour

2 tsp Baking Powder

2 Large Organic Eggs

50g Melted Organic Coconut Oil

175ml Organic Rice Milk

50ml Agave Nectar

70g Blueberries

70g Raspberries

1 x Banana

2 tsp Mixed Seeds

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 

You can also add: flaked coconut, chopped nuts, dried fruit, flaked almonds, orange zest….whatever.

Method (makes 12):

  • Preheat oven to 200C/Gas mark 6/Fan-assisted 180C lightly grease a muffin tin.
  • Add flour and baking powder to one dry-mix bowl.  Beat eggs into a wet-mix bowl, adding the coconut oil, rice milk and agave nectar.
  • Add the wet-mix bowl to the dry ingredients to form a lumpy mixture, don’t-over-mix.
  • Separate into muffin tray and cook for 25 minutes.
  • Keep in airtight containers or freeze for up to a month

Too easy.

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