Sweet

Low Carb Muffins

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Yes you read that right, its not a typo, I’ve attempted a healthy recipe! I’ve not found many healthy recipes so far (or maybe I’ve not looked hard enough) that don’t use ingredients that you can find in a normal supermarket and having a full time job means I don’t really have the time to make extra trips to try and find specialist shops for these. Some day maybe, or perhaps I am not looking hard enough! Anyway enough of the rambling, I made this one as a colleague had been asking for ages for me to make something carb free and sugar free (refined sugar) and I found this onΒ Sugar Free Londoner

Ingredients

  • 300g plain yoghurt, full fat (I used greek yoghurt)
  • 350g ground almonds
  • 6 medium eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g blueberries and/or raspberries
  • 2 tbsp xylitol or sweetener of choice (I used honey)

So first off, I halved the ingredients as I wasn’t sure what they were going to turn out like plus I wasn’t sure how many takers I would have for these! If I do this again though I wouldn’t half the fruit as I don’t think 50g was enough.

Preheat your oven to 180C or 160C Fan and put 12 muffin cases in a muffin tin tray. Put all the wet ingredients – yoghurt, eggs, butter, vanilla, honey – and mix them together well before adding the dry ingredients – ground almonds and baking powder – and stirring until just combined before folding in the fruit. I made a glaring error in my halving the recipe – I forgot to half the butter – oops!

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Put equal amounts of the muffin batter into the muffin cases – I ended up with 7 somehow – and cook in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the tops are turning golden brown. Clearly my oven is hotter on one side than the other as mine were all higher on one side – they rose ok though!

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Not sure how much my butter error affected the overall texture as I actually found these a little crumbly but this was probably partly down to the ground almonds. They were actually nicer than I expected though – I am one of those people who thinks healthy = no flavour, but these were quite nice. I would definitely add more fruit next time though as there wasn’t enough in – I also only used blueberries. My colleague was impressed though and asked for the recipe although I’m not sure if he will make them himself or not!

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