Mum question: Does anyone have any simple recipes for healthy muffins? My 4yr old is a very fussy eater. Thought if I could make a healthy muffin she would eat it.
Pinky says: I have been baking these oatmeal muffins for years –I first discovered the original version in a La Leche League cookbook,’ Whole Foods for The Whole Family’. Over the years I have adapted and made many versions. They are really simple and seem to be a ‘never fail’ – you just mix all the ingredients together and pop them in the oven . If you have kids with food sensitivities, adapt ingredients, using different flours, grains or ‘milk’ as suggested below.
Pinky’s ‘Oatmeal’ Muffins
1 cup flour (wholemeal, spelt, buckwheat, gluten free mix)
1 ½ tsp baking powder (or baking soda if using buttermilk or yoghurt)
1 cup rolled oats or quinoa (gluten free option)
1 cup ‘milk’ or yoghurt or buttermilk ( rice milk/oatmilk/ soy milk/ almond milk)
2 TBS raw sugar or honey
1/3 cup oil (sunflower / olive/ coconut)
1 egg (optional)
Fruit – grated or chopped pear (low salicylate); grated apple; mashed banana (Makes muffins soft and moist); berries; nectarines; carrot and cinnamon; rhubarb and apple; lemon and coconut– whatever you like.
Mix everything together , bake at 180 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes