These beautiful babies are the result of a fervent search for a more adventurous content for my sister’s lunch box.
I think they would be show stoppers for breakfast as well !
Now, I’m not promoting muffins for lunch, but sometimes a little something special for lunch can be fun and I tried my very best to fabricate healthy ones. A search around the web inspired me to come up with my own healthified muffin version.
‘Healthified Lunch Box Muffin’
for 6 gigantic muffins
- 1 egg
- 1 ripe banana, mashed
- 35gr (1/4 cup) apple sauce or yoghurt (I used yoghurt for these ones)
- 1 tablespoon of butter or coconut oil, melted
- 120gr (about a cup) of oats
- 120gr of whole wheat flour
- 1/2t of baking soda
- 1t of baking powder
- dash of salt
- dash of cinnamon
- 20gr of sugar or a tablespoon of honey/agave
(note: I didn’t use any sugar for this batch and I liked them just the way they were, but if you like to sweeten things up a bit this would do the trick)
- a handful of mixed nuts
- a handful of chocolate chips
- a cup of strawberries (or other berries)
In one bowl mix the dry ingredients,mix the wet ingredients in another bowl. Gently put together wet and dry and fold your add ins into the dough. Divide the dough into 6 muffin liners, bake them for 18 to 20 minutes if you like them a bit doughy, 22 minutes if you like them firmer.
If you want them a bit more doughy you can also add some milk to the batter.
There’s a tragic ending to this glorious story though…
my sister didn’t like them… at all! She thought they were too dense, not sweet enough and overall ‘too healthy’.
But I liked them very much!
For yesterday’s mid-morning snack, I put them in the microwave for about a minute, cut them in half and topped one side with jelly and the other with peanut butter, very goooooood!