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Energy Muffins


First published by Murdoch Books UK Ltd, in Norway by Terrascope Publishing as

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.

Mango Muffins

Mango Muffins

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 eggs
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.

  1. Heat the oven to about 190 C/ 400 F and prepare 12 muffin cups
  2. Mix flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and chopped almonds in a bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients with the egg mixture, stir until blended.
  5. Spread the dough evenly into the muffin cups and bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden on top.
  6. Cool on a rack, and sprinkle with some confectioner sugar if you want to. (But I never did. They taste excellent as they are.)






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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.

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