Nutritionist Lucy Hyland

Coconut Muffins

May 28, 2010
Posted by Lucy

Friday 28th May

Its the weekend and you might have a bit of spare time for some baking this weekend. I make these muffins when I know I'm going to be out and about a lot. If you have a meeting first thing or have meetings straight after one another, having a healthy snack such as a muffin in your bag is a must! My muffins are not made with white flour and sugar, like most shop bought muffins - these can leave you hungry again after an hour and craving the sweet foods later in the day.

I' m substituting a range of ingredients here for flour - it you don't have them then just use whole grain flour. The reason I'm doing this is to get the most nutrients (especially essential fatty acids and anti-oxidants) I can in the muffins.

Coconut Muffins - makes 6 hefty muffins

Dry:

1/2 cup of wholemeal flour (I use spelt)
1/2 white flour (I use spelt)
2 tablespoons of dessicated coconut
2 tbsp of ground linseed or flaxseed
2 tbsp wheatgerm
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder (Royal is gluten free)

Wet:

3 medium bananas - very ripe and black!
2 eggs
1 tbsp of maple syrup

Pre-heat oven to 180oc

Mix all of the dry ingredients in a bowl, stirring well.
Mash the bananas quite well and mix in the eggs.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, mixing well.
Place in a slightly oiled muffin tray and straight into oven for 25 mins.
Let cool in the tray and off you go..

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