I'm a bit of a gym junkie, and I eat quite well five out of seven days of the week (weekends i like to splurge on the good stuff!)
So when i came across this recipe, i saw two ingredients that i already had in the pantry - oats & dried fruit.
To feel less guilty about eating these i halved the oil & only used 75grams of sugar (half white half brown), and used English breakfast tea bags (as i didn't have any early grey).
And the result - a moist healthy muffin (that also went really well with a small dab of strawberry jam :)
300g Plain Flour
75g Caster Sugar/brownsugar
70ml Vegetable Oil
1 English breakfast Teabag
2 Large Eggs
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
20g Rolled Oats + more for the topping
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 apple, grated
1 banana, mashed
115g mixed dried fruit
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin with non-stick spray.
Heat the milk in the microwave for 1 minute. Tear open the teabag and pour the contents into the hot milk. Allow to infuse for at least 5 minutes. Don’t strain the tea leaves from the milk.
In a medium bowl, hand whisk the oil, sugar and eggs. Add the mashed banana, cinnamon and milk, mixing well.
In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, oats, apple, dried fruits, stirring well. Make a well in the middle and pour in the wet ingredients. Fold in the wet and dry ingredients with a wooden spoon, until just combined. Do not overmix.
Completely fill each muffin hole with batter. Sprinkle a few more oats on top to decorate. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
I've been having oats for breakfast this week and its so yummy! Rolled oats (not the quick kind) with soy milk, brown sugar, and cinnamon, its just a lovely start to the day!