These lovely healthy muffins have been sent in by Charlie. These are a massive hit with Charlie’s daughter Millie. As you would know by now, Freya and I love anything sweet, so being able to cook something that is sweet but healthy is a real bonus. These were great and I didn’t have the normal guilt that I feel when feeding Freya a cafe-bought muffin.
1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup oats
1/2 cup oat bran
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup plain low-fat yoghurt
1 heaped tbs honey
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp rosewater (optional)
2 ripe pears, grated
1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line each 12 cups of a muffin tin with a square sheet of baking paper ( or use muffin cases).
2. Sift flour and baking soda into a large mixing bowl.Add oats and oat bran and gently combine by folding over with a large metal spoon.
3. Beat eggs in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add yoghurt, honey, oil and rosewater and whisk together with a fork. Gently fold through grated pears.
4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add egg mixture. Fold through, from the inside out, until just combined. Do not over mix. Spoon into cases.
5. Bake for 20-25mins, until golden and spongy to touch. Insert a skewer and if it comes out clean, the muffins are ready.