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Peanut butter and chocolate healthy muffins!

A lovely Pilates client turned up with a couple of healthy muffins for me the other day. Now that’s one way to make me go easy on you in class 😉 Laurie, thankyou! Peanut butter is one ingredient I’ve learnt is good in cookies and smoothies… so why “nut” muffins?! (I know funny aren’t I).

These muffins were so delicious that I grabbed hold of the recipe and then I decided to give it a go myself, with a few changes as I rarely manage to actually follow  a recipe properly and I also had no bananas! 

These take minutes to make and really are both easy and tasty. You can also mash up 2 ripe bananas and substitute for the apple. I actually had to hide these from the kids 😉

Dietitian UK: Peanut butter and Chocolate Muffins

Peanut butter and Chocolate Muffins (gluten free)
Serves 9
Peanut butter and chocolate HEALTHY muffins. Yes really!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
104 calories
16 g
2 g
4 g
3 g
1 g
69 g
41 g
4 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
69g
Servings
9
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104
Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 2mg
1%
Sodium 41mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 16g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
5%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200g cooked apple
  2. 50g peanut butter
  3. 1 tsp Sukrin Gold (sweetener)
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  6. 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  7. 100g rice or coconut flour
  8. splash of milk
Instructions
  1. Pre cook the apple (I have a stock I keep in my freezer).
  2. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4.
  3. Measure out all the ingredients and mix well. I left my stand mixer going for 5 minutes.
  4. Grease a muffin tin or use silicone cake cases.
  5. Place the mixture into the cake cases and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Notes
  1. You can substitute agave, honey (2-3tbsp) or Stevia (1tsp) for the Sukrin Gold.
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calories
104
fat
4g
protein
3g
carbs
16g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Healthy Apple and Cinnamon Cakes (gluten free).

Apple and cinnamon, one of those amazing combinations. I’m such a fan. I even love it on porridge. So tonight I had a play around with making it into a healthy muffin. Now I’ve gone for the unsweetened version, add the little drizzle of honey in if you have a sweeter tooth than me (I’m a savoury girl at heart). I decided as soon as these came out of the oven that they needed a little topping on them. So I whipped up a healthier version of a classic cream cheese frosting which also boosts the protein content of this yummy morsel and makes them look lovely. These make the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea and are a good snack for little ones too 🙂 

Dietitian UK: Apple and Cinnamon Cakes (gluten free)

Plus if you have a toddler like mine who half-eats apples you can use the leftover apples to make muffins – WIN WIN!

Give it a whirl.

Healthy Apple and Cinnamon Cakes with Frosting
Yields 6
A heathy apple and cinnamon gluten free muffin with a creamy frosting, perfect for that afternoon cuppa or for snacking little people.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
84 calories
13 g
63 g
2 g
3 g
1 g
61 g
162 g
4 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
61g
Yields
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84
Calories from Fat 19
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 63mg
21%
Sodium 162mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
6%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 60g gluten free self raising flour (I used Doves Farm, add xanthum gum if your mix does not have it)
  2. 1 grated apple
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1 tsp honey/agave (optional)
Frosting
  1. 1 tbsp quark
  2. 1 tbsp low fat cream cheese
  3. 1 tsp icing sugar
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 5.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together.
  3. Spoon into muffin cases.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes and test with a skewer.
  5. Leave to cool, meanwhile make the frosting.
  6. Mix the quark and cream cheese together.
  7. Add the icing sugar a little at a time and taste.
  8. Apply the frosting when the cakes have cooled.
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calories
84
fat
2g
protein
3g
carbs
13g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/