Category: Low fat

Super healthy banana and fruit bread

Banana and stone fruit bread image taken from above

Banana bread is maths. Well, trying to make healthy banana bread with no butter or oil, that also isn’t rubbery, is maths. The high butter quantity in banana bread has always annoyed me as it feels like it should be a healthy snack. Banana + Bread = healthy, right? Yea, well, Starbucks banana bread is worth about one and a half snickers bars. I know which I’d prefer… (more…)

FWP I have too much ham (mini ham and cheese muffins)

Ham and cheese mini muffins
These ham and cheese muffins are FULL of leftover ham, tasty cheese and have a sneaky piece of brie in the middle for extra flavour.

Why? Well, because that sounds tasty. But the real reason is I am suffering from a very real FWP (first-world-problem):  too much ham after an amazing ham at Christmas. (more…)

Tomato and basil muffins – just a touch of Christmas

Tomato and basil muffins

There muffins have red tomatoes and green basil in them and are therefore Christmas-sy.

Don’t judge me. I’m making fruit mince pies. I have a giant blow up Santa on my balcony. (more…)

Chocolate chip yogurt muffins

Here’s a healthy little alternative to regular chocolate chip muffins.

They’re more bread like in texture than a soft muffin, but they’re damn filling and taste great. (more…)

Low fat full-of-berries muffins


Made with two cups of berries, kept good and moist with a cup of stewed apples, will fill you up thanks to some bran and no added butter? Yea, these are a keeper.

I was going start this with ‘full of taste and low in fat’ before I realised I sounded like a bad marketing slogan for milk. Low fat or low sugar food is so often disappointing. Low fat muffins are either crumbly or half the size of normal ones. And that makes me mad; when there are so many good butter/oil substitutes like yoghurt or stewed fruit, why compromise? (more…)