Monday, November 30, 2009

Super Healthy Muffins

Ok, so I've been trying to be more healthy. Unfortunately this does not mix well with my addiction to baking. I created this recipe in the hope that it would counter a particular problem that has been occurring recently. The shop I work in is next door to a Brumby's and all day we have the smell of apple scrolls wafting through the back door. I have to admit that I have succumbed more than once to this devil in disguise. However, these muffins have become my savior; they are incredibly filling, remarkably delicious and most of the ingredients actually hold significant health benefits. Now if I can only kick that family sized block of Cadbury caramel chocolate a day habit and I'll be bikini-body ready in no time...

Super Healthy Muffins - Vegan Friendly

1 1/2 cups Wholewheat flour
1/4 cup Oatbran
1/4 cup Lucuma powder
1/2 tsp salt (make it iodised, people!)
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Oat Milk (or whatever you wish to use)
1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup Agave syrup
1 cup Stewed apple
3/4 cup Dried berry mix (I used cranberries, blueberries and goji berries)

Firstly you need to preheat the oven to 375°F. I have a super old oven that is in Fahrenheit and doesn't close properly; google tells me that this is around 190°C.
Next, chuck all of your dry ingredients (except for the dried fruit) into a bowl and mix well. You can sift it together if you're into that sort of thing. Then add everything else and stir until it just comes together. Oil some muffin tins and spoon the batter in. I sprinkled a little raw sugar on the top cause I had some in the cupboard but I don't think it's really necessary. Stick them in the oven and leave them there for around 20 minutes. Take them out when a skewer/knife comes out clean and you're done!