Monday, June 15, 2015

Stay Slim Muffin Recipe for Moms (Or anyone)

Here is a recipe for nutritious breakfast muffins. This simple recipe was given to me by husband's aunt so I don't know the origins. I do play about with the ingredients and measurements to suit my health need or taste buds at that time

Special Ingredients & Benefits

Wholewheat Flour:
Whole wheat flour (tepung atta) is unprocessed wheat flour (tepung gandum). It is packed with benefits such as high in vitamin B1, B2, B3, E, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron, and fiber. It is also a good source of dietary fiber, manganese, magnesium.

Note: I didn't manage to get it in the baking store. Found it at Giant Supermarket. You can definitely find it at Indian grocery shops. This is the flour used to make chapati.

Organic Molasses Sugar:
Molasses is the byproduct of sugar refining. The most important benefit of molasses is its high mineral content. 1 tablespoon of organic molasses contains 20% of the daily recommended daily intake for calcium, 22.5% of the daily recommended daily intake for magnesium and almost 40% of the recommended daily intake for iron. Molasses is also used medicinally to cure constipation, arthritis, rheumatism, acne and depression among others.

Note: I usually use a teaspoon in the morning and a teaspoon in the evening in my hot beverage to replace sugar.

Dried Plums (Prunes)
Other than the known fact that it eases constipation, dried plums are a good source of Beta Carotene & Vitamin K that together reverse the signs of aging.They are high in soluble fibre which means it slows down the rate of which the food leaves the stomach which makes you feel full & satisfied longer preventing overeating and subsequent weight gain!

Walnuts have antioxidant properties and are a great source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 essential fatty acids. They are also a good source of molybdenum and the B vitamin biotin (the Vitamin that prevent hair loss). Many other minerals including calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, vanadium and zinc can be found in Walnuts. Super isn't it?

The Recipe

3/4 cup  whole wheat flour 
3/4 cup all purpose flour/wheat flour  
1/3 cup packed brown sugar  
1 3/4 tsp  cinnamon 
1tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp salt
Measure and Sieve

Add Salt AFTER seiving

1/2 cup milk 
1/3 cup molasses 
6 tbsp olive oil
2 large eggs 


1 1/4 cup Walnuts chopped coarsely 
1 cup Cranberries & Chopped Prunes
Cover dried fruit with Hot water before any other process

Preheat Oven to 160 Celcius 

Add B into A and finally add C

Scoop in to muffin cups of choice till it's not more than 3/4 full. I used 5.5cm cups so I get about 9 muffins.

Pop in the oven for 10 -15 min. It cooks quite fast because the batter is not watery.... so keep an eye...when it is slightly browned  ....than it is cooked ... you can also do the skewer/toothpick test to see if its cooked through.

Bon A petite !