Friday, May 30, 2008

Core Apricot and Pineapple Cake / Muffins

Serves: 12+
This mix makes enough for :
1 x 20cm square/round tin or
1 loaf tin and 6 American muffins (the 1 cup type) or
12 large American muffins
24+ regular muffins

These keep well in the fridge, as the fruit keeps them lovely and moist. 30 - 45 secs in the microwave and brekkie is ready.
I double bagged the muffins in freezer bags as rough edges of the oats can snag the cheap freezer bags (OK, it was a medium bag, twisted, pulled back over and tied - for some reason I can't buy homebrand small freezer bags and mediums are cheaper than the small namebrands?!?)
Also freezes well - thaw on bench for an hour or 2, or microwave on LOW or DEFROST (high setting will make the fruit too hot and you might burn yourself)

Difficulty: Easy

  • 200g oats
  • 200g All bran
  • 1 x 410 g tin apricots in juice
  • 1 225 g tin pineapple pieces in juice
  • 1 3/4 cups skim milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TB baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 TB vanilla essence
  • sweetener, equivalent of 1/4 cup sugar
In a large bowl, combine the oats, All bran, milk and juice from the cans and leave to sit for 20 mins to soak
Meanwhile, turn on the oven to preheat at 180*C and cut the fruit pieces into quarters
Add the eggs to the bran/oats mix and stir with a wooden spoon, then add other ingredients.
Spoon mix into oiled tin(s)
Cook at 180*C for approx:
35 mins for muffins
45 min for loaf
50-60 mins for large tin

Two "are they ready" tests - (1) stick a skewer/toothpick in, should come out clean (2) if you press gently on the top with your finger, it should bounce back.

Not on Core? The entire recipe is worth 30 points (1 "serve" = 2.5 pts)


Anonymous said...

You've done it again Dee!
These are so yummy and oh so easy to make.
Thank you so much, and keep them coming :o)


Anonymous said...

Thanks Dee, these were great!!! Perfect for my "sweet tooth"

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dee - I 'whizzed' the oats and bran in the food processor first, and it made like a wholemeal flour - very successful, muffins turned out great. Your ideas for recipes should feature in some of the WW magazines!

Anonymous said...

aI just love this recipe. So easy to make and so delicious. This is my all time fave breakfast. I usually have a muffin with stewed fruit and no fat greek yoghurt. Thanx for sharing and keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

oh my yummmmm...
these muffins are great and the kids love them too. they are great to take to parties and picnics so you have something great to eat without extra calories. well done.

brazen's crafts said...

i'm so glad to have found your blog!

i started back on core 2 weeks ago and have been wondering if it's possible to bake sweets on core, it's something i love to do for my kids but non-core is a huge waste of my points!

i have a thermomix so i will make my own oat flour and experiment :)

DazeyDee said...

Yes it's OK to bake using Core ingredients as long as you still follow Core principles of eating until satisfied.

Also, most "baking" type recipes use ingredients which are Core only for meals eg oats, eggs. There are a few with fruit, yoghurt and jelly which are OK as Core snacks.

Anonymous said...

these look insanely delicious. i am going to make them. although, i am completely against all artificial sweeteners etc, so if i made them with the 1/4 cup of unrefined raw sugar, how many points would they each be?