Apricot & Walnut, and Sultana & Apple Muffins

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Apricot and walnut with coconut… which were a smidge more crumbly than the others

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Sultana and Apple with mixed spice…. really moist and sweet

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Bright casings to trick the kids into thinking they’re treats haha

Low: GI, Sugar, Butter Recipe.

Basic mix

50g butter at room temp

1/2 c raw brown sugar

1 large organic free range egg

3/4 c wholemeal flour

3/4 c plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda dissolved in 3/4 c of warm milk

this makes 12 muffins.  I made two batches of it and did one for each flavor

Method:

Cream butter and sugar with two forks held back to front (who has time to wash egg beaters etc on a Sunday night!) or an egg beater, add the egg and beat a bit more.  Add the remainder of dry ingredients and the milk with soda in it.

You want a cake batter like consistency so depending on what you add to this you can just add a little more milk, which is what I did to the apricot ones since they had coconut in them.

Cook for 13 minutes at 200’c regular or 190’c fanforced/fanbake/3D hotair

Flavors:

skys the limit! these are half wholemeal, low in sugar and butter and now you have the choice to make them sweet or savory.

My Apricot and Walnut had the below added

1/4 to 1/3 cup dessicated coconut

6 large apricots chopped up using my poultry scissors into squares

a good handful of walnuts chopped into roughly the same sizes as the apricots

plus a little extra milk to get a good thick cake like consistency

My Sultana and Apple had the below added:

1 tsp of mixed spice

1 medium granny smith apple, peeled cored and diced into little pieces (using my apple tool) then placed on a dish and cooked for 1 minute on high in the microwave to stew it.

1/3 cup of sultanas or raisins soaked in boiling water (so they dont dry out your muffins) while I pottered around with the basic batch part

So there you go.

Easy. Cheap. And healthier than Cupcakes

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