Low Fat Blueberry Muffins

Recipes

Ah, the humble Blueberry Muffin – Often considered a breakfast staple or delicious “grab and go” snack. However, with this delicious recipe, you can make delicious blueberry muffins part of your daily diet. It also freezes well and can be made more cost effective with the use of frozen blueberries or whatever fruit is on offer.

Rather than focusing solely on the macronutrients on this muffins, allow me a small sales pitch on why the blueberry should be part of your diet. Blueberries contain important micronutrients such as iron, vitamin k, calcium and zinc alongside being a great source of fibre.

Anyway, don’t you hate it when people spend hours making small talk and fail to crack on and tell you how to make the recipe?

Let’s crack on…

Low Fat Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients

*300g Self raising flour

*350g Blackberries

*125g Soft Brown Sugar

*190g Fat Free Greek Yogurt

*1 Teaspoon Vanilla Paste

*2 Medium Eggs

Method 

Pre heat your oven to 180 degrees and set aside 12 muffin cases, I use silicone as they’re easier, because you don’t need a muffin tin, but do what works best for you.

In a large bowl mix together your flour and sugar and then add in your berries. Now whisk your eggs together with a fork and add to the mix followed by the greek yogurt and vanilla paste.

When everything is evenly combined (and this will be a very thick batter so don’t be alarmed) spoon the mix into the muffin cases and bake for around 20-25minutes or whenever a skewer comes out clean.  

Set aside for 45minutes to cool, enjoy right away or freeze for later easy future snacking.

The nutritional information is as follows:

Enjoy!

Katie x

Chocolate High Protein Doughnuts

Recipes

Doughnuts are my thing…

Along with dogs who look happy, family sized bars of chocolate, hitting a new personal best and finding a bargain. I’ll admit, I’m pretty easily pleased but there’s no reason why I should keep life’s little pleasures all to myself is there?

Anyway, it’s time to talk about baking doughnuts. One of the best thing’s about these doughnuts is the fact they are oven-baked using a silicone baking tray and can be ready in less than 20 minutes. Alongside being nutritionally balanced, so you could enjoy them as a snack or even as breakfast?

With all that said, shall I crack on and share how to make these delicious doughnuts? Don’t worry, I’ve included vegan options too!

Chocolate Protein Doughnuts

You will need…

40g Super Fine Oats

35g TRR Protein Powder

10g Cocoa Powder

125ml Milk (I used Almond Milk)

Half a teaspoon baking powder

1 Whole egg (or one flax egg*)

Pinch of salt

20g Icing Sugar (if required, I used natural Erythritol Icing and added cocoa powder and sprinkles)

Method

Start by preheating your oven to 180 degrees, then in a large mixing bowl add all your oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Then give this a quick mix until everything is nicely combined.

Now whisk the egg in a separate bowl, measure out the milk and add both of these to the dry mix and whisk until a smooth batter forms. Pour or spoon the mix into the doughnut baking tray and oven bake for 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool and ice (if required – or a dusting of icing sugar is nice too!) or even just eat then plain!

Note: To make a flax egg, mix one tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with three tablespoons of water. Mix together, and let sit in your fridge for 15 minutes to set up and thicken.

Enjoy!

Katie x

Free E-Book – Oats and Granola

Freebies, Recipes

Forget people singing, “How do you like your eggs in the morning?” with the whole oats takeover, it should definitely be more along the lines of “How’d you like your baked oats in the morning?” – I like mine with peanut butter!

Anyway, enough about me…

A few years back I decided to put together a twee little Oats and Granola E-book, packed with delicious recipes that are entirely adaptable to the following:

*Your dietary choices

*Your budget

*Whatever might be lurking in your kitchen cupboard

In short, I’ve taken account of the things that actually matter, like breakfast or indulgent oats for dinner, because that’s exactly what you might fancy and a little of what we’re in the mood for does us the world of good.

You can download the book below

Enjoy

Katie