dimanche, février 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

We chose the praline valentine's cake :D



Banana Goji Berries Nut Butter Muffins

Another goodness muffins this week :D
I tried to find something great to do with goji berries, other than eating them as snacks or in the smoothies. Thus, goji berries muffins!
I found this great muffin recipe via Tastespotting. In addition of using goji berries, I wanted to use up the hazelnut honey butter that I bought last week.
I tweaked the recipe and got myself Banana Goji Berries Nut Butter Muffins recipe. It's super delicious, and with all the goodness inside them - goji berries, banana, whole meal flour, and hazelnut.


1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar (I used Stevia)
1/2 cup chopped hazelnut
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 1/4 cup skimmed milk
5 Tablespoons nut butter (I used organic hazelnut butter with honey, warm in microwave for few seconds)
2 Tablespoons corn syrup (you can use maple syrup, or agave syrup)
2 large banana mashed, left chunky
3/4 cup goji berries

Preheat oven to 190C. Grease muffin tin with Pam and set aside.
In one bowl, combine dry ingredients (flour, salt, cinnamon, Stevia, hazelnut, baking soda, baking powder).
In medium bowl, combine wet ingredients (1 egg, beaten, nut butter, corn syrup, milk)
Add wet to dry and mix well.
Fold in goji berries and banana.
Mix well together by hand.
Scoop into muffin tin.
Bake for 30-35 minutes (check for doneness with toothpick).



dimanche, février 06, 2011

Goodness Muffin


Sunday morning, and what to do?? :D Bake for breakfast of course!!
Night before I visited this website.
It gives me idea of making healthy muffins. I put some of the recipes from the website and subsitute with the ingredients I have at home.

I have quite a lot of healthy ingredients in my kitchen, from making the healthy bars last time. I also bought whole meal flour and have been wanting to use that. Not only that, this recipe is very easy. One thing about muffin is not to overmix. Oh! and I found some muffin papercups. I almost forgot that I have them :D

It takes only 20 mins to bake these muffins. It's a great snack at anytime (not only breakfast). I fully recommend this recipe :D

2 cups whole meal flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup sugar (I used Stevia)
2 eggs
3/4 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped preserved fruits

Preheat oven to 180°C.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, just until combined. Fold in raisins, preserved fruits and chocolate chips. Do not overmix.

Spoon batter into greased or lined (with paper liners) muffin cups.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until puffed, golden and a tester inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.