Sunday, February 6, 2011

Healthy banana & apple muffins

After an indulgent festive season, I'm always on the look-out for healthy snacks to take to the office (and that will satisfy my sweet tooth!). So I made these banana and apple muffins with wholewheat flour. They're very tasty (especially still warm from the oven, as my boyfriend can attest, after three in a row!) with a cup of tea.

  • 5/6 apples, grated (Perfect for those overripe, floury apples you're not keen on eating anymore.)
  • 2/3 soft, overripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups Krakley wheat flour (This one has a nutty taste and texture, but you could go with anything wholewheat, like a cup of oatbran and a cup of brown.)
  • 7ml baking powder
  • 5ml bicarb/baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g butter
  • 250g brown sugar
How to make
  • Cream the sugar and melted butter together. Add mashed bananas and blend.
  • Include eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Combine dry ingredients.
  • Stir in grated apple, then add dry ingredients slowly, mixing well.
  • Grease a muffin pan and bake at 180ÂșC for around 15 minutes, until browned/firm to touch/testing fork comes out clean/muffins have moved away from the edge of pan/all of the above.
  • Allow to rest, before cooling on a rack.

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