Ohhh also I stole this from.. someone or other on the internet. Made my first batch today, with one apple and one banana, and a good squirt of honey. They’re pretty good, but for future I will try, and would recommend, 2/3 banana’s, maybe some raisons – I think they could do with some sweetening up! Deffinatly a good recipe though, I plan on trying lots of variations. Just occured to me some chocolate flavoured protein powder would be the perfect addition – maybe substitute half a cup of flour: Flavour AND fuel!
1 cup porridge oats
1 cup wholemeal flour
3/4 cup semi-skimmed milk
1/4 cup good oil (e.g hazelnut)
3 tsps baking powder
Few drops vanilla extract or almond extract
Add fruit – e.g. raisins, dried apricots, dried apple, blueberries (dried or fresh)
Add spices you like – e.g. nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice.
Mix all the ingredients up together and cook in muffin cases (makes 8-12 depending on how big you want them) in preheated oven gas mark 5/190 C for 20-25 mins. Cool on a rack once cooked.
These need a lot of fruit added otherwise they are a little too ‘wholesome’. Personally my favourite variation is with dried apricots (a good couple of handfuls, chopped) but last night I did them with a mixture of dried blueberries (soaked for 20 mins in hot water) and dried apricots and they’re pretty good.
If you need more sweetness, I reckon you could add 3 tbsps or so of honey to the mixture.