I can't believe I'm about to post a recipe for healthy muffins like a total smug bell-end, but these were nice and they were easy to make.
I'm not really much of a cook, and certainly not a baker but I'm trying hard to make healthy, yummy things for Little Bear. I'm finding it hard though because all recipes seem to either be really bland and tasteless (the ones specifically for babies) or contain a million ingredients that I don't have in the house and require lots of equipment. I have no equipment. I have a spoon and a bowl.
I didn't make this recipe up, obvs, I found a few different ones online and mixed them together to avoid having to include nutmeg (who the fuck has nutmeg?!). I also kind of tweaked it as I went along so although I was trying to be super bloggy and take lots of photos as I made them, the ingredients one misses some stuff out because I didn't think to add them until the end.
So here we go:
225g Self Raising Flour (or the same amount of normal flour+ a teaspoon of baking powder)
125g cheddar (I used extra mature)
some oil (I just glugged it in at the end - maybe about 15ml?)
Preheat the oven to 200C
Grate your carrot, courgette and cheese. If you have a food processor, it would probably be useful here. I don't, so I just used a grater. #oldschool.
Add the cheese to the flour (you should probs sift the flour but I don't have a sieve so I didn't. It was fine.)
Turns out, grated veg is really wet, so squeeze out all the juice, and then add it to the flour and cheese. I did this a handful at a time.
Stir the flour, cheese and veg together in a big bowl.
Add the milk and egg to the bowl and stir.
Tbh this is when I started to lose faith a bit in the whole thing. It took ages to mix all the flour in and the mixture was really thick and gross looking, but it was ok in the end!
Add a wee bit of oil. As I said before, I think I probably used about 15ml but I just kind of...poured a bit in.
Spoon the mixture into a greased muffin tray and pop in the oven for 20 minutes.
You'll know they're done when they're brown and when you poke them with a fork and the fork comes out clean.
I was pretty pleased with these- they turned out moist (he he..moist...) and fluffy and delicious. I hope you like them!