We eat rather a lot of yoghurt and fromage frais in our household so I was delighted to be asked to create a delicious recipe using Little Yeos that was suitable for a picnic or in lunchboxes. I decided to try and use both fruit and a vegetable to make a wholesome baked treat suitable for the whole family from toddlers to teens and beyond.
We had an over-ripe banana, an apple, and a bendy carrot that all needed using up. What better way to use them up than creating Wholemeal ABC Muffins. These tasty baked treats went down very well with all of my family, toddler boy really enjoyed them too.
Wholemeal ABC Muffins
150g wholemeal plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 large over-ripe banana
4 Tblsp/60ml golden syrup
1 carrot, peeled and finely grated
1 apple, peeled and cut into a fine dice
45g pot Little Yeos natural fromage frais
3 Tblsp oil
1 large free range egg, beaten
Preheat your oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paprt cases. Put the dry ingredients in to a bowl and stir to combine. In a separate bowl, mash the banana then stir in the other wet ingredients, including the prepared apple and carrot. I used a fairly fine grater for the carrot. Make a well in the dry ingredients then add the wet ingredients and gently stir until combined, do not beat the mixture or your muffins will be tough and flat.
Divide the muffin mixture evenly between the muffin cases and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the muffins comes out clean and free from crumbs.
I used Little Yeos Natural Fromage Frais in this recipe, the little pots are just the right size for snacking and are not only organic but contain nothing artificial and no added sugar. The delicious Natural Fromage Frais can also be mixed with pureed fruit or veg to create your own flavours, which makes it idea for weaning. I also used some mixed with fresh herbs and a little garlic as a dip for vegetable sticks, and toddler boy devoured the lot.
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