Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Taking a Break

Even the best dieter in the world has to give into temptation occasionally. If you deny yourself too much and too often, keeping up with the lifestyle change needed for permanent weight loss becomes impossible.

After losing 7 kgs, I felt we all deserved a nice sweet treat. I say we, because when I'm dieting nobody gets cake! I finally decided on these muffins, as it is easy to control your portion size. I baked 2 batches and gave half to friends at work and my neighbour - they were grateful the baking fast is finally broken.

Basic Muffin Mix

2 Eggs
240ml of Milk
120ml Oil
200g Sugar
375g Flour
4 tsp of Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt

Preheat oven to 180°C.
Muffins bake for about 25 mins.
In one bowl mix all the wet ingredients together.
And in another bowl mix all sifted dry ingredients together.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir roughly.
You must not beat until it is smooth.

For chocolate mint - replace 3 dessert spoons of the flour with cocoa and add ½ - ¾ roughly chopped peppermint crisp.
For vanilla and cranberry - add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and ¾ cup dried cranberries.
Enjoy in moderation if necessary!


glamah16 said...

I agree. Everything in moderation. If you dont you go overboard and defeat the opurpose. Great recipe.

justfoodnow said...

Thanks for the recipe!!! I've been looking for a good, easy muffin recipe for quite a while now. It has to be the easiest one I have seen. I'll test it and let my daughter in Germany have it - she'll be thrilled to bits.

Just one thing, when you say 'roughly' - do you mean as in scones??

Rose&Thorn said...

Glamah - Thanks and they really went down a treat.
Just - Can't wait to hear if you like them. The mix must be just combined, don't worry about the lumps.

Jeanne said...

Choc mint muffins with Peppermint crisp!! Bookmarked already :)

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