Posts tagged ‘easy snacks’

April 5, 2012

Basic Healthy Muffin Recipe

by KK

Hi this is KK, Sushi Artist / Healthy Muffin Maker / Mum 🙂

Thank you for visiting my blog.

I love to bake, but only easy things, and when I know the recipe, I will repeat it often enough to memorize the recipe by heart. Basic Healthy Muffin Recipe is one of those recipes I use every week, and because it has a million varieties to it, I never get tired of it!

Here is the basic ingredients (to make about 18-24 mini muffins or 9-12 regular muffins; depending on things you add)

-220g Organic flour (wholemeal, if possible)

-1 Tablespoon Aluminum-free baking powder

-1 Egg (70g)

-150ml Water (or Milk or Orange juice, depending on what you are going to make)

-1-3 Tablespoon Organic raw sugar or Maple syrup or Honey

-2 Tablespoon Olive oil

As you  can see, there are hardly any sugar in this recipe. We don’t have any white sugar in our house, and I use maple syrup in my cooking. You can use substitute sugar with dry fruits, like dried apricots and sultanas. They are quite sugary, so don’t add them too much, if you are on a diet 🙂

Method:

Step 1: Mix all the dry ingredient in one big bowl, all the wet ingredients in one medium size bowl, beat the wet ingredients so they mix well, and fold it into the dry ingredients.

Step 2: Pour the batter  into mini-muffin pan that has been greased lightly (you can use paper liners which make the cleaning a lot easier, however, I like it when the muffin bottom gets crispy and Yumi can eat on her own without the paper so our house is paperless!) and bake at 180 C for 12-15min.

When you are using regular size muffin pans, bake for 20-25 min.

The temperature and baking time varies depending on your oven, so always try shorter and check if it is cooked by putting in a toothpick. If it comes out smooth, its done! Let it stand for 5min and take the muffins out on cake cooler (or a large plate) to cool completely.

Too easy? Here are some ideas to the basic recipe to make it tasty!

Add 1 mashed banana, the real black soft ones are the best for baking!

Add 1/2 cup of chopped dried fruits, I always keep sultanas, apricots and dates in my cupboard.

Add 1/2 cup of nuts, walnuts go with most fruits, also almonds and pecans are nice to have.

Add left over steamed/ boiled vegetables like pumpkin and sweet potatoes.

Add grated carrots and beetroot for colors, vitamins and fiber.

You can always mix nuts with dried fruits or veggies. I like to add nuts for its texture, but if you are allergic to it, try adding rolled oats. It adds that extra texture to make it filling too!

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