Basic Savoury muffins

*** Basic muffin recipe***

Add any flavour
Dairy free, egg free and gluten free

*** can be made sugar free***

Ingredients

150g self raising flour
(If gluten free replace the flour with 150g of any gluten free plain flour
1/4 tsp xanthan gum, 2 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp bicarbonate soda (baking soda))

1 pinch of salt
60g dairy free butter melted or 60ml oil
60g of any pureed vegetables or fruit
60ml milk (I use rice milk but any milk will work)
15ml lemon juice

15 ml maple/golden syrup (optional)
1 cup of grated carrot/parsnip (optional)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  • Mix the melted butter/milk/pouch/lemon juice and syrup together.
  • Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Fold in the grated carrot, don’t over mix.
  • Bake in the oven for 18/20 minutes, they didn’t colour but don’t over cook as they’ll go hard.

They freeze well so handy for lunch box.

Carrot and Courgette muffins

** Carrott and courgette muffins ***

Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free

*** Sugar free ***

High in omega 3

Ingredients

5 oz self raising flour (I use Aldi self raising gluten free flour)

1oz milled flaxseed

A pinch of salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon mixed spice

50 ml rapeseed oil

1 carrot (finely grated)

1 courgette (finely grated)

2 well ripe bananas

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Put all ingredients except bananas into a bowl and mix well.
  • Mash bananas into other ingredients and completely combine.
  • Put in bun cases.
  • Bake for 15/18 minutes.

Alternatives

  • If not gluten free, this recipe works well with half wholemeal flour/half white flour
  • Add a handful of well chopped spinach

Banana bread

*** Dairy free, soya free, egg free and wheat/gluten free ***

*** Banana bread ***
Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free

Ingredients

  • 8oz flour (I use gluten free plain flour but any flour mix will work)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4oz sugar
  • 80 ml favourless oil (sunflower, vegetable, rapeseed etc)
  • 3 well ripe bananas (well mashed)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius
  • Mix all ingredients except bananas together.
  • Add the bananas into other ingredients and mix well.
  • I sprinkled some sugar on top
  • Bake for 50 minutes.

Alternatives

  • If not gluten free, this recipe works well with half wholemeal flour/half white flour
  • Add 50g raisins
  • Add 50g grated apples
  • Add 50g chopped nuts
  • Add 50g chocolate chips
  • Swap 30g of flour with cocoa powder

Raspberry muffins

****Dairy free, soya free, egg free and gluten free ***

Really moist buns

** Ingredients **

50g raspberries

125ml golden syrup

80ml milk (any alternative milk)

60ml oil

125ml yogurt (I use koko yogurt)

180g self raising gluten free flour

1 tsp baking powder

** Method **

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Whisk the golden syrup, milk, oil and yogurt together.
  • Add to the flour and baking powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Fold in the fruit.
  • Put in bun cases and bake for 12/15 minutes.

Alternatives
– Add 50g strawberries

– Add 50g blueberries

– Add 50g dairy free chocolate

– Add 50g grated carrot

– Add 50g grated apple

– Replace 50g of the flour with cocoa powder

Golden syrup
A question regularly asked is what is golden syrup? The following information is taken directly from Wikipedia.
Golden syrup or light treacle is a thick amber-coloured form of inverted sugar syrup made in the process of refining sugar cane or sugar beet juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It is used in a variety of baking recipes and desserts. It has an appearance similar to honey and is often used as a substitute where honey is unavailable or prohibitively expensive.
It is not to be confused with amber corn syrup or amber refined sugar. Regular molasses, or dark treacle, has both a richer colour and a strong, distinctive flavour.
A common brand used is Lyle Golden Syrup.