Do you hate breakfast? Or more to the point, get really bored with breakfast? Of course weekend breakfasts when we have a bit more time and can indulge in preparing fresh pancakes or scrambled eggs, are great. But on the average week day, I don’t know about you but I am bored of breakfast! I’m also trying to reduce the amount of bread and refined sugar I eat, which is hard when you are on the go. So I sought a solution. And these breakfast muffins are what I came up with.
This is a take on a BBC Good Food recipe, but as usual I swapped a few things and used what I had to hand. The trial batch smelt so good I had to have one warm and OH. MY. GOODNESS. Not to brag but it beat any other on-the-go breakfast I’ve had in a long time. Washed down with my first cuppa of the day, they are a delight. To be sure I wasn’t biased, I dished them out to family and friends. Texts popped up the next morning asking for another batch or better still, the recipe. So here it is.
Ingredients (for 12):
- 200g Wholemeal Flour
- 50g Rolled Oats
- 75g Sultanas or Raisins
- 75g Walnuts or Almonds
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 ripe Banana (mashed)
- 100g Apple Sauce (yes this has sugar! If you have time make from scratch)
- 2 Eggs
- 4 tbsp Honey
- 125 ml Milk or 1 small pot (approx 120ml) low fat yogurt (I used Muller Light Greek style Coconut + Vanilla)
- 1 tsp of Vanilla Essence or 1/2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
- 50ml Vegetable Oil
- Mixed Seeds and Rolled Oats to top.
- Pre heat oven to 160fan/180c/gas 4.
- In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl mix the eggs, mash in the Banana and add the rest of the wet ingredients, mixing well.
- Pour the wet into the dry and mix gently. Don’t over work it.
- Spoon into muffin cases, top with a few mixed seeds and oats and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
They will store in an airtight container for 3-5 days and as they are best eaten warm, you can always pop them in the microwave for 15 seconds to warm them through. My little boy has helped me make two batches since, so they are a great one for the kids to get involved in. There is really nothing technical or pretty about them, just yummy scrummy tastiness.
I’ve thought about substituting either the apple or banana for some grated carrot. I might try that next time. Let me know what you think…