Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Healthy but yummy muffins

My husband usually loves my home cooking but he hasn't been able to have any for the past couple of weeks as he is on a diet. To make him feel better I decided to bake something he could eat! I had baked healthy muffins before and had been decidedly unimpressed with the tasteless results! So I set out to create something that was healthy, somewhat diet friendly but still tasted nice. Here is the result! I was really quite impressed with it, they need a better name though as the best I could come up with so far are honey fruit yoghurt muffins. Hope you like them!

1 1/4 cup wholemeal flour
1/4 cup almond meal
1/2t cinnamon
1/2 cup bran (I used all bran)
1/4 cup rolled oats
1 banana
Lots of berries (I used 3-4 handfuls of frozen silvenberries which are similar to blackberries)
1 egg
1 150g tub of yoghurt (I used vaalia strawberry low fat yoghurt)
50g butter
1 1/2t baking powder

Preheat oven to 200deg
Whisk egg
Melt honey and butter together
Mix all ingredients
Spoon into patty cases in muffin tin, I used a cupcake size muffin tin.
Bake until just cooked through when tested (I cooked for 12-15mins then used the grill to just brown the top so that they didn't dry out)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Veggie garden

My husband has been busy over the last couple of weeks setting up our veggie garden! Last year we trialled a couple of ways to set it up including bed size, watering plan and how the veggies were planted in the garden beds and we have put our learnings into the first of the beds for the vege patch and this is the result! It looks fabulous and I can't wait for the corn and potatoes!