Sheep´s milk yogurt, ginger and lemon muffin with lots of fruit and granola crumble

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What about being able to offer your family a muffin that could be a whole breakfast? Not one like those huge, sugar and white flour laden ones, with hidrogenated oils, so sweet, that the flavour doesn´t matter, they all taste the same. What they are really selling you is a bomb! I mean, you might think it will give you a lot of energy but in fact what you will really have is a high sugar pick that will then crash, letting your energy levels real low with all that refined ingredients. It won´t sustain you on the long way.

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This is why it is so important to include whole carbohydrates in general and specially in bakery in such an urgent way, no matter if we are talking about cereal, fruits or vegetables, because their fiber will help our sugar levels to be more stable and as a result of this, we will feel more satisfied. But be careful! The food industry has already learnt that people are getting worried about their health and that is why they use their marketing expertise and write in the breakfast cereal´s labels (cereal for kids and adults as well), “made with wholemeal cereal” or “with lots of fiber”. Ok, that sounds great but what about the sugar??? Please, don´t let them deceive you…the refined sugar can be hidden under many different names: glucose, maltodextrine, corn syrup, dextrose…And this is the real reason behind the childhood obesity epidemic.

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Well, well, with that said, I am going to focus on today´s recipe because I can feel how my anger is building up.

In this recipe, if we talk about the sugar, I am using a very small amount of maple syrup (the genuine one!), together with the granola honey. These two non-refined liquid sweeteners are my favorite ones. The other two things that also give sweetness to the dough are the banana, that plays an important part in the final texture (because the dough doesn´t have any egg), and also the cut fruit.

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In fact, a genuine muffin consists of a part of solid ingredients, a part of liquid and fruits. It shouldn´t be mixed too much so we get a good crumb and a nice crust. In this particular case, the crumble is optional and I understand that is something else to get done but I would advise you to try it, even if only one time, because it contributes to the whole with a good texture and flavour.

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And what else can I say? After fighting with the recipe time and time again, I feel that all the necessary ingredients are in my breakfast memory: fruit, oats or wholemeal spelt, yogurt, granola, seeds, honey, ginger and lemon…maybe I should add tea to the dough as well! Aha!! I think I am gonna get back to the kitchen to try a new muffin recipe…

….green tea and lime

…earl grey and peach

…matcha tea and strawberries

Ingredients (makes 10 medium muffins)

granola crumble::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

15 gr of coconut oil (or olive oil)

20 gr of honey

50 gr of oat flakes

30 gr of sunflower seeds

1/4 tsp of cinnamon

half 1/8 tsp of salt

muffin:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

1 tbsp of chia seeds

3 tbsp of water

100 gr of wholemeal spelt

60 gr of oat flakes

20 gr of grated coconut

1/2 tsp of baking soda

1 tbsp of baking powder

180 gr of banana (weight without the peel, 1 1/2 unit approximately)

63 gr of sheep´s milk yogurt (or any other type of yogurt)

40 gr of virgin olive oil

25 gr of maple syrup

1/8 tsp of salt

1 tsp of apple cider vinegar

12 gr of fresh ginger

1/2 big lemon grated

200 grams of fruit (2 pieces of pear or apple, for example)

instructions

  1. granola crumble
  2. 15 gr of coconut oil (or olive oil)
  3. 20 gr of honey
  4. 50 gr of oat flakes
  5. 30 gr of sunflower seeds
  6. 1/4 tbsp of cinnamon
  7. half 1/8 tbsp of salt
  8. muffin
  9. 1 tbsp of chia seeds
  10. 3 tbsp of water
  11. 100 gr of wholemeal spelt
  12. 60 gr of oat flakes
  13. 20 gr of grated coconut
  14. 1/2 tbsp of baking soda
  15. 1 tbsp of baking powder
  16. 180 gr of banana (weight without the peel, 1 1/2 unit approximately)
  17. 63 gr of sheep´s milk yogurt (or any other type of yogurt)
  18. 40 gr of virgin olive oil
  19. 25 gr of maple syrup
  20. 1/8 tbsp of salt
  21. 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  22. 12 gr of fresh ginger
  23. 1/2 big lemon grated
  24. 200 grams of fruit (2 pieces of pear or apple, for example)
  25. Enjoy!

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