Bills Sydney Food.
- What attracted me to this recipe in the first place was the addition of bran cereal to the muffin mix as I will try anything that will help get a little more fibre into hubby's system.
- To balance the potential dryness from the bran cereal and flour mixture (consisting 1/2 cup bran cereal, 3 cups plain flour, 2 tsps baking powder and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon), the recipe provides the addition of an entire grated apple, two mashed bananas and a whole punnet of blueberries, resulting in a muffin with a slightly more dense texture than the usual light muffins.
- And since we're almost halfway up the path of a healthy muffin, we might as well go all the way - this recipe does not call for butter and the fat content is replaced with the use of 1/2 cup of vegetable oil (I used a light-flavoured olive oil), whisked together with 1/3 cup of milk and 3 eggs.
- Finally, instead of sugar, a slightly caramelized honey and butter mixture (I used slightly more than half a cup of honey with a heaped tablespoon of butter - caramelize honey with butter in saucepan for 5 minutes or more) is added as the final step to this muffin mix, before spooning batter into muffin cups, topping with a strawberry half for color, and baking in a preheated oven (180C) for 25 minutes or so.