How cute are these decorative muffins? I think I got the pan from a magazine around Christmas time. It is just a 6 hole silicon muffin pay with the snowflake shape at the bottom. Anyway, these muffins like all of our other muffin recipes are so simple, and offer a healthier option for a treat for the kids (or yourself) without missing the flavour. I turn to this recipe when I am running out of groceries at the end of the week and need to whip up a treat with only a few staples. In fact that is exactly how the recipe came about-by having NOTHING in the fridge after the arrival of my second child and my toddler expecting something for afternoon tea! Apparently my excuses about not having time to get to the market weren't good enough for him!
How are they loaded? With very few ingredients, we have used wholemeal flour to increase the fibre, sweetened with no calorie, natural stevia and chosen extra virgin olive oil which is one of the healthiest fats on the planet due to its mono unsaturated healthy fats, antioxidants and anti inflammatory properties. Still a treat though!!
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup olive oil (extra virgin but light flavoured)
- 1 cup of milk of choice
- 1 tsp vanilla paste (or essence)
- 1 tsp liquid stevia
- 2 cups of wholemeal self raising flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 80g dark choc 70% or more cocoa
- Preheat oven to 180C and line a 12 hole muffin tray
- Mix together dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the centre
- Mix together wet ingredients in a jug
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix lightly until combined
- Evenly distribute mix between muffin holes and bake for approx 15 min or until skewer comes out clean.
- Really nice served warm where choccy is still melted.