Homemade muffins make a filling and nutritious snack option. These muffins combine the natural goodness of pumpkin with the sweetness of sultanas to create a deliciously unique taste. The addition of spices brings out the flavour of the pumpkin, as well as adding an interesting twist to these baked goodies. With a light and fluffy texture they really are such a healthy treat.
These muffins make a delicious treat that will leave you feeling great too.
Ingredients 1 3/4 cups self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 cup sultanas
1 cup pumpkin, cooked and mashed
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves
Pinch of salt
By combining lots of natural ingredients, you’ll create a healthy snack for the whole family.
Preheat your oven to 170 degrees celsius fan-forced. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper patty cases.
Mix the flour, baking powder, spices and salt in a large bowl. Create a well in the centre and set aside.
Whisk the egg, milk, olive oil, maple syrup and vanilla in a separate jug or bowl.
Stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture until just combined.
Gently fold in the pumpkin and sultanas.
Divide the mixture equally into the patty cases. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes until the muffins are a light golden brown colour and a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the patty cases on a wire rack.
Enjoy a baked treat whenever the mood strikes.
These muffins make a great snack or light breakfast alternative. They also freeze well so you can store them for lunchboxes later in the week. Simply take one out in the morning and allow it to defrost, or heat in a microwave for just under a minute. Additionally, they are moist and flavourful so you don’t need to top with extras if you are on the run. Also, try using a combination of white and wholemeal flour to get the health benefits of the wholemeal flour without the heaviness.