As you may expect from a person who’s hobby is baking delicious cakes and other tasty treats, my waistline has been expanding recently. So it’s time to sort it out! No more muffin top for me, instead I will be enjoying these Banana & Cranberry Muffins for my breakfasts as part of my healthy eating plan. They contain fruit, oats, wholemeal flour and milk. They don’t contain butter, yay! If you don’t like cranberries, or want a few varieties of these muffins, you can add berries, raisins, orange or lemon zest, and if you fancy a treat, chocolate chips.
I started by measuring out 125g plain flour, 75g wholemeal plan flour, 200g oats, 75g light brown sugar, 1 tbsp baking powder and 1 tsp cinnamon in a large bowl. I stirred it together until fully combined.
In a separate bowl I whisked together 250ml almond milk, 3 tbsp sunflower oil, 2 mashed bananas and 2 egg yolks (keep hold of the whites!). I decided to use unsweetened almond milk because it’s lower in calories and has more health benefits. But you can use any kind of milk you prefer.
I made a well in the dry ingredients and poured in the wet ingredients and stirred until mixed.
In my food mixer I whisked up the egg whites from the 2 eggs until soft peaks formed.
I folded in the egg whites to the batter along with 100g dried cranberries (which can be substituted for berries, other dried fruit etc. as desired).
I put the batter into some tulip muffin cases that I’ve had in my baking box for a while, but you can use regular muffin cases. I then added some extra dried cranberry on top and also sprinkled on some extra oats.
I baked on 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6 for 25 minutes until golden. You can keep these for 5 days in an airtight container, or freeze them and defrost the night before. A batch makes 12 muffins, which is almost 2 and a half weeks worth of grab and go breakfasts! I had one this morning and it was filling, tasty and best of all not overly sweet which is not what you want first thing in the morning.
- 125g Plain flour
- 75g Wholemeal plain flour
- 200g + a handful Oats
- 75g Light brown sugar
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 250ml Almond milk
- 3 tbsp Sunflower oil
- 2 Mashed bananas
- 2 Eggs
- 100g + a handful Dried cranberries
Recipe adapted from Good Food.