Fresh: Good Morning Sunshine! Beautiful Breakfast Muffins
These muffins are ‘cake-ey’ enough to seem like a real treat but also sneak in some vegetable and fibre goodness which should fill you and yours up for at least a couple of hours. And the very best thing about this recipe is that it can be made well in advance, right through to the batter stage and just popped in the oven when needed. I usually make these the night before and have them in the muffin tins ready to throw in the oven but if you have room in the freezer for a tray like this (I never seem to), you can also freeze them too and cook from frozen (just add five minutes to the cooking time).
So this way you can have fill the house with wafts of baked goodness on even the most fraught weekday mornings and give everyone a warm muffin for breakfast as they rush out the door. Go you!
Carrot, oat and orange ‘night before’ muffins
3 1/4 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg yolk
1 cup sugar
Zest of 2 oranges
125g butter, melted
1 cup milk, at room temperature
1 cup natural yogurt
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup porridge oats
If planning to bake immediately, preheat oven to 180C (fan-forced) and line a 12-hole muffin tray* with paper cases. Sift the flour, baking soda and baking powder together. In a separate bowl, mix the zest and sugar together with your fingers. Whisk the eggs and yolk together in another bowl and add the butter, yogurt and milk. Whisk well. Add the orange sugar and whisk again. Fold through the dry ingredients and gently fold in the oats and carrots. Spoon batter into lined muffin tins and either store in the fridge or freezer until needed or pop straight in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Of course you can freeze the baked muffins as I’m doing here.
Also, feel free to throw in a handful of blueberries, craisins or other chopped fruit.
This batter makes more than my 12-hole muffin tin so I set the leftover batter aside and then do another six or so when it frees up.
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