Saturday, 9 March 2013

Fig nugget muffins

In my opinion they are the tastiest healthy muffins I have ever baked. They were soft, moist with lovely orange scent, packed with dry fruits and nuts. The recipe comes form EatingWell website.

Ingredients for fig filling:
  • 150g dry figs
  • 2 tbsp chopped hazelnuts or walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
Grate the orange zest and seat aside you will need it for the batter. Squeeze the orange juice and set aside.

Put the figs into blender, add the nuts and blend them until smooth. Then add the cinnamon, orange juice and honey and blend again. Set aside.

Ingredients for muffin batter:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 190g brown sugar
  • 250ml low - fat yogurt
  • 150ml canola oil
  • orange zest
  • 75ml orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 60g oat or wheat bran
  • 115g wholegrain flour
  • 115g plain flour
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts (walnuts or hazelnuts) to sprinkle

Preheat the oven to 200C. Line muffin tin with paper cases. 

Put the egg, egg white and sugar into a bowl and beat until smooth. Then add the yogurt, oil, orange zest, orange juice, vanilla and stir well. At last but not at least add the wheat bran. Set aside.

In separate bowl whisk the flours, baking powder, soda and salt. Whisk them well and add into a bowl with wet ingredients. Stir until just moist. Spoon one tablespoon of batter into paper cases the place one teaspoon of fig paste and cover with batter. Do not overload the muffin cases. Fill up to 3/4 full. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until well risen.

 Enjoy !

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