I really enjoy baking and I love eating cakes and biscuits fresh from the oven. However, I also enjoy fitting into my jeans, so I often play around with recipes to reduce fat content without losing flavour.
These muffins are just divine! They taste so good that you won’t believe they are healthy. I just had to share them with you.
Firstly preheat the oven to 175C.
Ingredients (for 6 muffins)
1 cup Kelloggs Allbran
0.5 cup skim milk
o.5 cups wholemeal self raising flour
0.3 cups brown sugar
0.5 teaspoons salt
0.5 teaspoons cinnamon
0.5 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
0.3 cups of raisins
One large apple, grated
1 tablespoon oil (optional -but helps the muffins stay fresh)
Mix the Allbran with the milk and leave to soak for a few minutes, while you grate the apple and get everything else together.
Then just mix all the ingredients together. You could replace the raisins with cranberries if you prefer, or with nuts – although these would not be low fat if they had nuts in.
The oil is optional – if you are being really strict about low fat then skip it. I’m not so strict, and it does help the muffins last more than a day (fat free cakes generally don’t keep – they go stale or mouldy very fast!).
Then bake in muffin tins (I line mine with little paper cases as it’s just easier) for about 20 minutes.
Allow to cool a little before eating. If you can. We actually just ploughed straight in – they were so good!
Can’t you almost taste it?