I have a little cookbook that I turn to quite often, I picked it up on sale once only because I liked the title: Energy Food. It contains a variety of recipes and lists the nutrition value for every meal. I find that so much more useful than pure information about calories.
I’ve tried a muffins recipe from this book a couple of times, last time with raspberries, which was good, this time with mango – because I happened to have a lot of it. The original recipe calls for pitted cherries, which I didn’t try yet but I bet that’s delicious.
According to the authors these muffins contain Potassium, Phosphorus, Iron, Calcium, Folic Acid and B-vitamins. Not bad. They’re pretty filling and serve great as breakfast or a snack any time of the day.
Cherry (Mango) and Wholewheat Muffins
200 g / 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
50 g / 1/3 cup buckwheat or wholewheat flour
100 g / 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 large tsp baking powder
50 g / 1/2 cup chopped (roasted) almonds
2 dl / 2/3 cup buttermilk or diluted plain yoghurt*
2 tbsp sunflower oil or nut oil (I used walnut oil)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
150 g / 1 cup pitted cherries, berries of choice or chopped mangos!
*to dilute greek yoghurt, you can mix it with a few tbs milk, or you could also skip it and use plain kefir. That’s what I did this time and it worked well for this recipe.
- Heat the oven to about 190 C/ 400 F and prepare 12 muffin cups
- Mix flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and chopped almonds in a bowl.
- Beat the eggs in a separate bowl, and add the buttermilk or diluted yoghurt (or kefir), oil, vanilla and the fruit. Stir carefully until mixed.
- Mix the dry ingredients with the egg mixture, stir until blended.
- Spread the dough evenly into the muffin cups and bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden on top.
- Cool on a rack, and sprinkle with some confectioner sugar if you want to. (But I never did. They taste excellent as they are.)
I'm Currently living in Florida, USA, but I'm Norwegian born and bred. At the moment I enjoy baking bread and blogging about it. I enjoy blogging in general, because I like writing. But I'm trained as an illustrator, originally ... in England. One day I'll write a book. About bread. And illustrate it myself. Maybe. Life will see.