All posts tagged: Muffins

Orange, Ginger & Cranberry Cupcakes

A little something to cheer things up…It’s grey and cold outside, the perfect excuse to bake some cupcakes. If you feel like joining in, then get your spoons spinning! Ingredients 125g/4.4oz butter 3 eggs 125g/4.4oz sugar a pinch of salt 1 orange (zest and juice) 1tsp ginger 100g/3.5oz cranberries 250g/8.8oz flour 1 sachet (1tbsp) baking powder Preheat the oven at 180°C/ 356°F. Mix the ingredients together. Fill the mixture into your cupcakes (the mixture is just enough for a dozen) and put in the oven for 28 minutes. As an extra treat you can top them off with some icing. Delicious!

Coconut Cupcakes versus Winter Weather

It’s foggy, very cold and generally just gloomy (and it’s been like this for at least a week or so). I definitely need to cheer things up! And nothing works better for me, than a run (yes, even if it’s freezing) and some baking. Since I’ve been already been out for my run, I can now indulge in some baking… The Ingredients 2 banane 13oz/360g greek yoghurt 2tbsp honey 2tbsp coconut oil/fat 4tbsp grated coconut 4tbsp quinoa flour or plain flour 2tbsp coconut flour 2tsp baking powder 1 pinch of salt 8 handfuls of blueberries Preheat the oven at 356 °F/ 180°C. Mash up the bananas with a fork, add the coconut oil/fat, the honey and mix. Then add the rest of the ingredients and stir. don’t add the blueberries until the end and only mix slightly (otherwise the dough becomes a purple mess). Bake for 25 minutes. Now all you need to do is make yourself comfortable and enjoy!

“Liked” Leek Muffins

Here is a way to combine something sweet with something savory… When the kids got home at lunch time and I told them that we were having muffins for lunch they were over the moon, only to realize that mummy had hidden veggies in them. The Ingredients 1 Leek 150g bacon cubes a bunch of chives 30g cheese (I used Gruyère) The Dough 250g flour 1 sachet baking powder 20g butter 1 whisked egg 300g natural yoghurt salt and pepper Preheat the oven at 200°C. Chop up the leeks and fry with the bacon, leave to cool and make the dough. Mix all the dough ingredients together, chop up the chives and grate the cheese, add both to the dough with the meanwhile cooled leeks and bacon. Stir well and spoon into muffin tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes. While the muffins are baking you’ll have time to make the dip (and clear up). The Dip 150g chickpeas 150g natural yoghurt 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp paprika Puree the chickpeas, add the yoghurt, the lemon juice and the paprika. …