Healthy oat bran, raspberry and honey muffins

I don’t know about you, but I can’t drink tea on its own. When I’m having a cup throughout the day, I have to have something with it. I’m a real consumer, in the true sense of the word. I have to be consuming, all the time, ideally two things at once. If I have a drink (alcoholic) I have to have a nibble with it, or if it’s a night out (don’t worry, they’re not very frequent) a cigarette often accompanies a drink – not because I still crave them (I smoke so infrequently now the cravings have gone) but just for the act of consuming. I could not smoke a cigarette without a drink alongside, forget it! It’s like that with tea. My mum’s the same (but only with the drink/nibble thing, not the fags, which is good). What’s wrong with me?! I need to go on a mindfulness course or something. In the meantime though, I think it best to simply try and make the things that I am consuming a bit healthier! Like these healthy muffins. (And maybe one of those e-cigs when I go out?)

Obviously I din’t just make these all for little old me, though! If you’re a mum, and I know many of you are, then it’s obvious really isn’t it? Kids like treats, so why not give them ones that aren’t that bad, right? These are pretty OK in the health department. They don’t have sugar in, only a little bit of honey (alright smart*se, I know honey is still a fructose, but it’s natural so in my book it’s acceptable), as well as fruit, natural yoghurt, oat bran (amazing for getting kids regular, this is what my doc advised when my daughter was constipated as a baby!), wholemeal flour and eggs. So pretty much nothing bad in there. So that makes it OK that I ate two today, doesn’t it? And two yesterday… and one the day before. They need eating up OK!?? (We haven’t got a freezer, so I have to eat everything in sight or give it away)

Give them a whirl! And, repeat after me: “My body is a temple…”

Makes: 12
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:
125g oat bran (replace with all flour if you can’t get this)
125g wholemeal flour
2 tablespoons of baking powder
Pinch of salt
125g butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
140ml milk
225g fresh raspberries
115g runny honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons of Greek yoghurt

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 190C. 
  2. Line a muffin tin with large paper cases. 
  3. Mix dry ingredients – oat bran, flour, baking powder, salt. Then mix wet ingredients – milk, melted (and cooled a little) butter, eggs, vanilla, milk, honey, yoghurt. Combine wet with dry, and gently fold in berries. 
  4. Pour batter into tin and bake until a skewer comes out clean – around 25 minutes. Let cool in tin then on a wire rack. Much away till your heart’s content. 
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