It’s muffins at dawn between Franny and Kami…
“I do healthy muffins too, both my two (3yo and 8mo) love ’em…
– 2 cups plain flour with 2 tsp baking powder [1 cup plain flour, 1 cup
wholemeal flour if you like] – or self raising flour, perhaps with a little baking
– 1 cup oats (whole or oatmeal)
– 1 cup milk
– 1/4 cup butter [mild olive oil]
– 1/4-1/2 cup sugar [honey]
– 2 eggs
With a spoon or blender, mix the wet stuff, then add the dry stuff (I sift
the flour in with a sieve) and mix again. Bake for 20-25 min (test at 20).
Makes 12 big muffins.
The recipe can be halved to make 12 small ‘cupcakes’. On it’s own, the recipe isn’t very sweet, so I always add loads (4+) of big overripe bananas, roughly mashed or blended – also makes a yummy banana bread in a loaf tin (around 45 min). I also replace a little milk with creme fraiche for banana bread. The bananas make the texture nice and moist, like a pudding. Then do what you want with fruit, e.g. blueberries, apples, chopped dates, grated carrot, ground nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla – anything you can think of!
The other day I replaced some of the olive oil with peanut butter, but not for babies obviously. I think the honey is OK for babies because it is baked at a high enough temperature to kill any bacteria (but just use sugar if you’d rather. Sugar in the form of fructose, so lower GI, is available at Sainsburys).”
PS This post was amended because there was perhaps the teensiest error re the baking powder, see below for comments.