Last month, I was invited along by Mummy Pages to a cookbook launch. This is Siobhan Berry from Mummy Cooks’, first book (Baby and Family). I say first as I am sure there will be another one along soon. Her motto is ‘cook for family, adapt for baby’ and this book covers it all! There is a helpful guide from the first thoughts of weaning to a very handy section on dealing with fussy eaters. I can tell you I’ve read those pages a few times and I’m thinking about implementing the tips on Mr C as well as the kids!
I was gifted the cookbook and after trying the Banana and Berry Muffins at the launch I was eager to give them a go at home. There are quite a few ingredients so I did a wee bit of pre-measuring before I teased the Biggest Little C away from Paw Patrol to give me a hand. He loves to help when I bake but hates the noise of the mixer therefore this is the perfect recipe for him. It is mostly a throw everything in bowl and mix it all together recipe, so brilliant for the little Cooks in your house who love to get involved.
Mummy guilt doesn’t feature here, these are as healthy as muffins are gonna get and taste yummy with a big cuppa tea or milk if you are three. Siobhan describes these as her breakfast muffins, I wasn’t able to persuade my Little C’s to wait and quite a few went missing before they were cool.
I will share the recipe below but you can get your own copy of the book here. There are recipes for curries, risottos, pies and soups in there so you are bound to find something that will be a hit in your house.
- 125g plain flour
- 75g wholemeal flour
- 200g porridge oats
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1tsp salt (omit for baby)
- 3 tbsp sunflower oil
- 2 large eggs
- 250ml full-fat milk
- 2 bananas, mashed
- 125g mixed berries
- Preheat the oven to 200°c and grease a muffin tin.
- Combine the flour, rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and sugar.
- In a separate bowl mix the sunflower oil, eggs and milk.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients then pour in the wet and mix well.
- Fold in the mashed banana and berries until everything is mixed evenly.
- Divide the mixture into the greased muffin tin. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean.
I added a little extra cinnamon, (just because) and I reckon I could adapt this recipe to make apple muffins next time so watch this space…
Happy Baking! xxx