And one more fruit fell into the grasp of our little fruit bat! This time, it was transformed into these delicious strawberry muffins!! I assume you have guessed what fruit, right? Yes, yes, it’s strawberries, that is why the muffins look rather dark, they have a lovely reddish glow to them, and they are coated in honey cos our little bat has a very sweet tooth and adores honey. Strawberries are an exceptionally good resource of Vitamin C, while oats are rich in iron and as we said in the Apple Cake recipe are very low in carbs. So go ahead and treat yourself to these delicious, nutritional, and low-fat wannabe muffins!
- Baking soda
First of start by blending our oats, baking soda, and almonds so we can get our flour done (I left some almonds for later and chopped them to give a crunch to my muffins, however, you can go ahead and blend them all for a smoother feel). I usually add the aniseeds and cloves here too, just to make sure their taste is distributed evenly throughout my muffins.
Next blend the yogurt (I used white greek yogurt, however, a flavored yogurt, especially strawberry or vanilla would give some more sweetness to the recipe, the choice, as always, is yours!), strawberries, honey, and egg together to create a lovely cream. Here I left some strawberries to chop for some extra pieces, however, this is again an optional step. Mix everything together and let the mixture set in a cool place
The oats should soak up most of the moisture, so now go ahead and add some of your favorite milk (I used almond milk) to get the mixture nice and runny again. Not too runny, we are looking for a mixture that looks smooth enough but isn’t liquid. Preheat the oven and bake. You can check with a toothpick if they are done, simply pierce the center and if the toothpick comes out clean, they are done (a trick you can use for all your cakes actually). They took me around 45minutes to bake so they do take a while to dry up and solidify.
You can add some toppings and decorate these for a healthier cupcake, or maybe just add some jam/jelly instead of honey on top. They are also good without anything added to them, so especially if you are watching your sugar intake, you can simply eat them as they are. The recipe should also work for other fruit as well (if the fruit isn’t that watery, just add some milk before you let the mixture rest), so be adventurous and try it with your favorite fruit! Check out our Egg Free Version as well!! As always we hope you like this recipe, give it a go, and share your thoughts and experiences with us!