This recipe is packed with fibre, contains no refined sugar and counts towards one of your portions of fruit and veg for the day!
I was inspired by a breakfast muffin on another website (www.mylovelylittlelunchbox.com, which is an amazing page if you do baby led weaning). In my usual way I altered the recipe, which is nothing against the original, I am just incapable of following a recipe without ‘tweaking’ it.
I was so impressed with these I made a second batch to freeze for emergencies! They are moist, full of flavour and jam-packed with healthy goodies. I gave these to my toddlers as a snack, and of course I had one myself but I added a little peanut butter on top – which I can highly recommend!
- 4 Weebabix bricks, broken up into small crumbs
- 150g wholemeal flour
- 50g plain flour
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 2tsp baking powder
- 250ml Greek or natural yogurt
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 100ml Extra virgin olive oil
- 40ml runny honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 100g grated carrot (2 medium carrots)
- 100g sultanas
- A pinch of oats to sprinkle on top (optional)
- A splash of milk incase the mixture is a little too thick
Makes 12 large muffins
- Preheat the oven to 180C
- Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl, including the carrots and sultanas.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients. Don’t worry if it look a little curdled, it is fine.
- Now pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well until fully combined.
- If the mixture is a little thick, add a splash of milk. It should be like a very thick cake batter that will fall off your spoon, not pour off.
- Line a muffin tin with paper cases and fill them, almost to the top. They will rise, but not massively. Sprinkle the tops with oats, if you wish.
- Place the muffin tray in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and give a hollow sound when tapped underneath (don’t burn your fingers!)
- These freeze very well and I keep the rest in an air-tight box in the fridge at the moment as it is so warm in our apartment.
Don’t forget to get your kids involved if they’re old enough, there’s nothing more exciting than seeing your own baking in the oven!!!