Thursday, September 17, 2009

Surprisingly Nice

Posted by MANDI at 8:57 PM
If you've read my blog at any length (or know me in real life!) you'll be aware that I have a very sweet tooth and that healthy food isn't all that high on my must-eat list. Oh, I don't eat too badly and I really do work hard to ensure our meals are balanced and we eat a good range of foods. But... when it comes to the cakes, cookies and other sweet treats I bake I don't tend to make a huge deal of focusing on 'healthy' options. Which is why the recipe I tried today comes as such a surprise.

I found the link for these Strawberry and Honey Muffins on Twitter and, with all the ingredients on hand, decided to give them a go. I 'un-healthied' them a little by using regular full-fat cows milk instead of the soy milk that was listed as well as the extra virgin light olive I had in the cupboard rather than rushing out to buy yet another type of oil to store in the pantry but I did stick to the rest of the ingredients.

Look, by my standards they were disgustingly healthy but... they taste great. They have a really nice sweetness from the fruit and honey without being laden with butter and sugar. Offspring #1 and I enjoyed one for afternoon tea. He was very impressed and has requested another for his lunchbox.


Melody on September 19, 2009 at 8:44 PM said...

Mmmm... They sound v. nice!

Anonymous said...

Glad you posted this one...your FB status had my mouth watering! Kaz x

Anonymous said...

Sounds good, but how come we didn't get to taste. M&D

F said...

Hey, did you use wholemeal flour, because my kids weren't fans, however the husband is loving them!

Donna said...

Had an issue with the last comment. Can't type my name! But it was me, Donna, not F. Whoever that might be.

Red Dirt Mummy on September 24, 2009 at 9:09 PM said...

Yeah I used the wholemeal flour Donna. #1 liked them, #2 didn't - but she was being a fusspot and didn't like anything that day then refused to try them the next day because she didn't like them the day before. You know how it goes!


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