Food and Drink: Apple & Raisin Muffins by Bootique
November, 2011
Food and Drink: Apple & Raisin Muffins by Bootique
{Image via Bootique}

Another week has flown by and again I must apologise for my blogging absence – moving house has been much more stressful than I thought and add to that the fact I have been ill and we now won’t have internet until the middle of next week (thanks BT!), updating Little Miss Homes has been slightly tricky!

I really wanted to get online this morning to share this delicious recipe before the weekend. Created by two of my best friends, these muffins are not only delicious and simple to make, but they are also virtually fat free so you can eat as many as you like without feeling any guilt!

1 chopped apple
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (1/2 whole-wheat)
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup skim milk
2 medium carrots, shredded
1 medium ripe banana, mashed

Preheat oven to 400° F. Coat 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl mix together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg. Stir in oats and raisins. Add oil, egg, milk, carrots and banana and stir until blended.
Fill each muffin cup with 1/4 cup of batter. Bake for 22-25 minutes.

If (like me) you love the muffins and would like more ideas and inspiration about healthy living then you should book yourself a week at Angus and Alice’s new fitness retreat in Mallorca – Bootique is a bootcamp with a difference… it’s tailored to you rather than the other way round, so you can do as much or as little exercise as you like, eat delicious healthy food whilst relaxing in the most beautiful surroundings (post on their gorgeous house coming soon!).

I know what I’m going to be dreaming about this weekend as I eat too many muffins!