Do you know what I like about muffins? That they always come right. You don’t need to measure the ingredients (as long as you know what consistency you are looking for), throw anything in it and voila! Muffins are done. I wish life was more like muffins…
I recently started taking driving lessons. I had never driven in my life before. I couldn’t afford driving lessons before as well. But now I’ve got this job most of the time I really like (is it weird to like your job if it’s not creative?) and in the job I really need to drive.
I even found my driving instructor through work. He’s really nice and patient. He even gives me discount on my lessons. And because I really appreciate it, I try to bake something for him every time. And as I have to consider his health, most of the time I’m making him healthy muffins.
His name is Kevin. Sometimes when Boyfriend is seeing me baking muffins again, he’s saying: ‘we need to talk about Kevin’. Not that Kevin is anything like the one in the book, hahaha….I hope.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about there is a tip – the book was made into a film. Watch it.
Anyway, I really enjoy driving around (or trying) in a mini. Yes, in a mini….I look so pretty in it.
240 grams of wholemeal flour
100 grams of oats
1 teaspoon of baking powder
pinch of salt
half a glass of agave syrup (or half a glass of demerara sugar, nut agave syrup is so much better)
half a glass of milk
half a glass of sunflower or grape seed oil (or 60 grams of melted butter if you are decadent and don’t have to worry about your cholesterol)
1 spoon of cinnamon
1 spoon of vanilla extract
These are your basic ingredients. Now, it depends where the mood (or season) is taking you. You can add any fruit you desire:
1. one banana and 200 grams of raspberries
2. three ripe bananas and handful of chopped walnuts
3. 200 grams of blueberries, zest and juice of one lemon
4. three chopped apples
5. zest and juice of 2 oranges and handful of chopped pecans
6. two pears and 7 plums chopped
Etc, etc, you get the picture.
1. So basically what you do is mix in a bowl flour, oats, salt and baking powder. Whisk eggs, and add it to the mixture.
2. Add oil, milk, agave syrup, cinnamon and vanilla extract and mix it, not to vigorously.
3. In the meantime heat the oven (170 C)
4. Chop your choice of fruit or nuts. Add them to the mixture and fold it gently especially if you are adding raspberries.
5. Line a muffin tray with paper muffin cases. Fill each case with the mixture to just below the top.
6. Bake in the preheated oven till they’re nice and golden on top. Use the skewer to check if they’re baked inside (has to come out clean).
See, why is everything in life not this easy?