By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey
A sensational low sugar muffin full of slow releasing carbohydrates, nuts, and seeds. Perfect as a healthy option for breakfast but equally delicious as healthy snack or packed lunch option. Make these gluten free by substituting the flour for gluten free flour. Using frozen blueberries creates a colder batter but fresh blueberries can also be used.
Makes 8 large muffins
150g wholemeal self-raising flour or gluten free flour
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
115g low sugar muesli or gluten free muesli
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
75g xylitol or coconut sugar
4 tbsp olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp lemon juice
125ml milk or milk alternative
100g frozen blueberries
Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4.
Place the flour, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon and muesli in a large mixing bowl.
Place the rest of the ingredients except the blueberries into a blender and process until smooth. Pour into the flour mixture and beat well to form a thick batter. Stir in the blueberries, gently.
Spoon the mixture into greased muffin moulds. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and firm on top.
Leave to cool in the tins for 5 minutes before turning out and cooling on a rack.
About Christine Bailey
Christine is an award-winning nutritionist, chef and author. With a passion for creating delicious nourishing recipes, Christine has a reputation for transforming people’s health and love of real food. As well as seeing clients and writing for national press, Christine runs ‘Nourish’ cookery classes including popular hands-on days for children. Christine is an inspiring nutritional chef well known for her engaging style and enthusiasm.
Christine is the author of numerous health and recipe books including ebooks on paleo eating and gluten-free recipes. Her books include her popular Supercharged Juices and Smoothies, The Juice Diet Book, The Raw Food Diet Book and Eat to Get Younger. Christine has particular specialisms in paleo diets, allergy free cooking, digestive health, coeliac disease and other autoimmune conditions, allergies, healthy ageing and weight loss.