Picnic time is here again, and in an effort to limit the amount of sugar and hidden nasties in Elliot’s diet, I came across Organix’s recent No Junk campaign (you can read more about that here)
Organix had a fab recipe for these really simple muffins, which Elliot and I made yesterday to take along to a picnic. They contain no sugar, just maple syrup and the naturally occurring sugar in the fruit. To be honest they tasted a little bland to an adult’s palate but the kids absolutely loved them (and knowing they weren’t as bad as a shop bought cake made the mummies and daddies happy too!)
You can substitute the raisins and apples for other fruit and spices if you like.
The mix made 12 muffins.
3 tbsps maple syrup
2 tsps cinnamon
120mls olive oil
150g self-raising flour
Raisins (couple of handfuls, to taste)
Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-assisted), gas mark 6.
Next, whisk the eggs with the maple syrup, cinnamon and olive oil. Grate the apples and stir into the egg mixture. Then add the flour and mix.
I then added a couple of handfuls of raisins before dividing the mixture into greaseproof muffin tins, and bake for approximately 20 minutes, until golden and cooked in the centre.