February 19, 2018

Mr OS Bakes | Wholemeal Blueberry Muffins

Mr OS Bakes banana blueberry muffins

New on the blog – The Mr OS Bakes Series

I am not a frequent baker/cake maker… although I’m thinking I could be persuaded to give it a whirl once in a while now that we have a swishy new kitchen in which to bake!

Thankfully Mr OS has it covered when it comes to whipping up baked goods and of late, has been regularly filling the house with the aroma of something delicious baking in the oven.

So that deserves it’s own hashtag and a slot on the blog don’t you think? For this instalment, he’s taking on the baking mantle of another Mr who you might say is a bit of dab hand in the kitchen – Gordon Ramsay.

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We have a couple of his recipe books and I’m forever indebted to The Sweary One for his Vanilla Pannacotta recipe that I first attempted a couple of years ago. It was a resounding success with just the right amount of wobble!

The book we dip into often is Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy Appetite and perhaps the recipe we use the most is this one for Wholemeal Blueberry Muffins.

healthy blueberry banana muffin recipe

When it comes to eating, what’s good for you and whats not etc, I’m a firm believer in a little of what you fancy does you good and I’m not one to cut out entire food groups in one hit.

I’ve tried it, it doesn’t really work for me and at this stage in my life, I no longer see the sense in it. Unless of course you have genuine allergies or an intolerance.

With healthier alternative recipes, you can still enjoy occasional treats. And if I can’t find a  “healthy alternative” to a slice of chocolate cake with buttercream frosting? Well then original is best!

But let’s get back to the muffins. These use wholemeal flour and mashed banana, a 75g portion of butter (or olive oil) and 100g light muscovado sugar, so as far as I’m concerned, they’re bound to be lot better for you than those you might find say, in your favourite coffee chain.

breakfast muffins and a cup of tea

Seeing as this recipe makes 12, the indulgence per muffin factor (I’m sure thats a valid scientific calculation), isn’t all that bad either.

But don’t take my word for it, click over here to Gordon Ramsay’s recipe and try one for yourself. I’m off to put the kettle on!

For the next #MrOSBakes there’s a family recipe for Banana Bread that’s been handed down from his Gran – it’s super easy to make and really delicious.

So much so that a batch of just over-ripe bananas in the bowl is now a welcome site in this house!

Maybe I can convince the man himself to make an appearance in the next post…


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