Makes 12 muffins
Suitable for freezing
Suitable from 10 months
These wholesome muffins are filled with a hidden strawberry heart centre
“The beauty is finding a surprise strawberry heart in the centre of these lovely muffins – they are filled with love! Try serving with dollop of yoghurt.” Organix recipe team.
Organix tip “These muffins are a great wholesome snack. For a sweeter treat, you could use lighter-weight white flour and replace the oats with more flour.”
• 100g oats
• 300g sprouted whole grain spelt flour (or standard whole wheat or plain white flour if you prefer)
• 3 tsps baking powder (or use self raising flour instead)
• 50g desiccated coconut
• 2 large eggs
• 20 small strawberries, hulled
• 1 ripe banana
• Juice and zest of 1 orange
• 60mls melted coconut oil, melted butter or vegetable oil (whichever you prefer)
• 60mls maple syrup
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
Secret heart centre
• 12 small whole strawberries, hulled
• An extra sprinkle of desiccated coconut for each muffin
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / Gas Mark 4 and line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper cases.
2. Combine all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
3. Blitz together all the wet ingredients in a blender until smooth.
4. Create a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredient mixture. Mix together lightly with a fork to keep in as much air as possible. Chop the additional 20 strawberries and then lightly stir through the mixture.
5. Place a spoonful of mixture into the bottom of each case, then place one of the 12 whole strawberries, point end up, into each case, then cover with more mixture so that the strawberry is covered. Finally sprinkle with a little desiccated coconut.
6. Bake for approx. 30 minutes until golden and the base of the muffin sounds hollow when tapped
Biscuits can be tied with ribbon or placed in a beautiful tin to give to a loved one. Or little ones can simply give them out to their ‘bestest friends’.
The dough can be frozen in a ball in a freezer bag, defrosted in a couple of hours and rolled out. Or the baked biscuits can be frozen in a tub, and defrosted in less than an hour.
If dairy isn’t a problem butter can be used instead. If nuts are a problem you can replace the ground almonds with plain flour or gluten free flour. As flour is drier than almonds you may need a little extra oil to bring the dough together.
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