Instead of reaching for the Danish pastries, rustle up a batch of these wholesome snacks. Cacao-chip and chia muffins are low in sugar as well as being a good source of dietary fibre and omega 3 fatty acids. Raw cacao nibs are a great alternative to milk chocolate chips.
- 1 cup whole-meal flour
- 1 cup whole oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup Stevia (Natvia) for baking
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup low fat milk
- 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
- 11/2 tsps vanilla extract
- 2/3 raw cacao nibs
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
- Grease mini muffin tin with olive oil spray.
- In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and soda mixing well to combine. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together egg, Greek yoghurt and Stevia (Natvia) until smooth.
- Add in olive oil along with vanilla extract, mixing well.
- Add in milk and whisk until combined and gently stir in the dry ingredients.
- Place about 1 1/2 tablespoons mixture into each muffin liner, filling them 3/4 of the way full.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until tops slightly browned.
- Remove and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
|Recipe makes: 12 serves
Serving size: 50 g
|Nutrient||Per Serve||Per 100g|
|Total fat (g)||8.48||16.97|
|Saturated fat (g)||1.23||2.46|
|Dietary fibre (g)||3.77||7.54|