Most of the UK public do not eat enough fibre – fact!
If you are going to eat a sweet treat, try to make it a little healthier. If you can think of your food as a source of nutrition and understand the whole process of macro digestion, you will probably automatically start to make better choices.
During many consultations and treatment sessions, I have had to think of ways to include more fibre into the diet of someone who may struggle with the simple switch from white to brown – it is not always easy to re-train the palate. We are lucky now, to have so many sources, such good quality and affordable ingredients instantly available.
The use of Oat Bran, Wholemeal Flour, Tiger Nuts and Raisins, lays a dense, but easy to eat matrix of vital fibre into a humble, not too sweet muffin, which can be enjoyed for breakfast, (wicked, when still warm, with some nut butter!) lunch or tea.
I personally find that, by using Tiger Nuts, you can cut down the Maple Syrup to 3 Tbsp – but this may not be sweet enough for you.
Read more about Tiger Nuts and their qualities.
Makes 6 large muffins
1 tsp Baking powder ~
1 cup grated carrot (or banana, beetroot, apple)
Mix all of the dry ingredients with the vanilla, oil, syrup and milk. Add the mashed banana or grated carrot, apple or beets.
Cook at 190 C for 20 mins, check that they are cooked all the way through. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the case (if using silicone).