Monday, August 4, 2008

Muesli Muffins

It was another wet weekend – although not nearly as bad as the one before. Yesterday afternoon we went to the movies to see Mama Mia and I really think we should go and live on a Greek Island like in the movie, where the sun shines all the time. We could have a boutique B and B and I could cook to my heart’s content! Luckily we have got a holiday to Rarotonga coming up in a couple of weeks, so that may alleviate the pining for a simpler, warmer life for a while!

Yesterday I didn’t do any exciting baking – just the routine muffins for the freezer. I felt like making something a little different, so created these muesli muffins. They have the benefit of being slightly healthy and are pretty tasty. There are two keys to muffins – one is not to over-mix. Your mixture will still look quite lumpy , but that is fine. Over-mixed batter causes peaks in your muffins and also toughness. The other trick is to let the muffins cool for about 10-15 minutes in their tins before turning out. They normally pop out if you give them a small twist after that time.

Dinner last night was a beef casserole flavoured with tomatoes, onion, garlic, ground cloves, olives, capers and bay leaves. It was really delicious and the perfect thing for a warming winter meal. We had it with rice and broccoli. I love making casseroles on Sundays as I have the time to let the meat cook nice and slowly.

Muesli Muffins

2 c muesli (I used un-toasted, but toasted would be better)
1 c flour
¼ c brown sugar
½ tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
½ c yoghurt
½ c milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
¼ c rice bran oil

· Combine dry ingredients
· Whisk yoghurt, milk, vanilla, egg and oil together
· Make a well in the dry ingredients, pour in the wet and mix to just combine
Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake at 200c for 15 minutes


Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy,

I made your Muesli Muffins last night and will be making them again. Quite nice as they aren't too sweet. Thanks for that!

Cheers ,Wilma

Cakelaw said...

I saw Mamma Mia and immediately wanted to run away to a Greek island, where the sun is shing and the sea is blue! I still love Colin Firth, even though he's a little older than in the Mr Darcy era and his character in the film has a twist. Bonus that your muffins are healthy - a good excuse to make them ;)

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