Galle Fort Retreat – Healthy Passion fruit muffin recipe

This recipe is so easy to make, you can whip up a batch of passion fruit muffins first thing in the morning to have with your lovely herbal tea.  They have no sugar, no butter and only 5 ml of sunflower oil per muffin, so they are very low fat.

Ingredients (for 12 muffins)

1 cup of oats (rolled if possible)

2 cups of whole wheat flour (sieved)

2 tsp of baking powder (sieve in with flour)

half a cup of sunflower, pumpkin or linseeds (any seed really)

1 cup of milk or soya milk

half a cup of kitual pani (a kind of palm syrup with half the calories of sugar and many medicinal benefits)

quarter cup of sunflower oil

1 egg

1 tsp of vanilla essence

2 carrots peeled and grated (organic if possible)

2 small bananas mashed (organic if possible)

4  passion fruits (organic and purplish if possible)

1) Turn your oven to 175 degrees to heat the oven.

2) Mix your wet ingredients in one bowl, including the fruits, vanilla but only 2 of the passion fruits.  Now mix all of the dry   ingredients together in a separate bowl.  Make a well in the dry mix and pour in the wet mix.  As you stir the wet and dry ingredients together turn your bowl.  Do not over mix the muffin mix or the muffins will have a hard texture.  Mix very lightly.

3) Immediately spoon the mixture into 12 muffin cases and bake for 15 to 20 mins or until cooked.  Now cut open your final 2 passion fruits and spoon some juice and seeds on the top of the hot muffins.  Allow to cool a little and eat.  Yummy!

I feel hungry just writing this. I just might cook up a batch tomorrow morning for breakfast.





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