ALL · Cakes and Biscuits

Blueberry Muffins

Today I was off work and decided to have a chillout day……….well, that was before I started looking through all my recipe books. I came across a baking book that I hadn’t used for a while. Looking through I spied Blueberry muffins and thought that would be a nice wee treat with my afternoon coffee…….so off I went into my Kitchen.

They were absolutely delicious. I also made a healthier version too, check them out here.

 

Makes 6

150g Plain Flour

75 g Caster Sugar

Pinch Salt

1 tsp baking powder

75g Blueberries

25g Butter – melted

1 large egg

40ml natural yoghurt

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

  1. Preheat oven to fan 160 deg. Case a muffin tin.
  2. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the egg, vanilla, butter, yoghurt together                                   20181003_103358
  4. Add the wet bowl into the dry bowl and mix together, should be slightly thick, if its too thick just add a little milk.
  5. Then add in the blueberries and mix together.                                                       20181003_103649
  6. Bake in oven for about 18-20 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
  7. Devour with a wee cuppa. Yummy!

 

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ALL · breakfast · Healthy Eating Ideas · superfoods

Moreish Mornflake Breakfast

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I normally have porridge in the mornings but this week I fancied a change but still something that was quick, easy and healthy. I came across this Mornflake Oatbran Granola and thought…..yes…that will do……and oh my….it is so delicious.

I had it with natural yogurt (Low Fat), added some raspberries and blueberries for my berry superfood fix and WOW, this was absolutely scrumptious!  My new quick healthy option breakfast.

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Nutrition Facts

Ingredients:

Mornflake Wholegrain Oatflakes (36%), Toasted Oatbran & Oatbran (17%), Mixed Nuts (13%) (Flaked Almonds, Roasted Chopped Hazelnuts, Pecan Nuts), Honey (11%), Mixed Seeds (8.5%) (Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Golden Linseeds), Palm Oil†, Apple Juice Concentrate (3%), Natural Flavouring, Caramelised Sugar Syrup Powder, Toasted Oatbran contains Antioxidants (Ascorbyl Palmitate, Alpha-Tocopherol), Emulsifier (Mono & Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Citric Acid.

FSA Traffic Lights Labeling:

per 100g per 45g (with 100mls semi skimmed milk)
Cal 473kCal 213kCal
Fat 22.8g 10.3g
Sat Fat 4.7g 2.1g
Sugar 13.6g 6.1g
Salt Trace Trace

Nutrition:

Nutrient per 100g per 45g (with 100mls semi skimmed milk)
Energy kCal 473kCal 213kCal
Energy kJ 1,977kJ 891kJ
Protein 13.5g 6.1g
Carbohydrate 48.5g 21.8g
of which sugars 13.6g 6.1g
Fat 22.8g 10.3g
of which saturates 4.7g 2.1g
Fibre 9.9g 4.5g
Sodium N/A N/A
Salt Trace Trace

 

ALL · Desserts · Healthy Eating Ideas · lunch/ light bites · Snacks and nibbles

My Boozy Summer Fruit Meringue

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O.K….so I cheated a bit and bought shop meringues (time saving), as you have probably read before I got some Edinburgh Gin’s Raspberry Liqueur…….so yes you guessed it, I used this instead of syrup……oh sooooooo yummy!

5 mini meringues

Handful of summer fruits, I used Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and redcurrants

1 tbsp Raspberry liqueur

Mix all in a bowl and devour!

A fab dessert at only 155 calories per bowl