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Chloe’s Mums Healthy Fruit & Nut Muffins!

C: I stole this recipe from my mother as last time I went round she had baked these and they smelt SO SO good! I had to eat one immediately (which I blame on being pregnant, not on just being greedy of course) and they are super yummy. My mum gave me the recipe to try at home, and trust me… although I love to bake and have some skills? These are the easiest thing to make ever! And the plus side? They are freezable! Meaning you can make a batch (the recipe makes 12), freeze them and then take one out each day for your breakfast – so good for those of us who are in a rush but want a healthy option for their breakfast!

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Recipe:

Dry Ingredients: 225g plain flour, 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 200g raisins, 200g chopped walnuts

Wet Ingredients: 250ml milk, 1 egg, 175g light brown sugar, 80ml olive oil

Instructions:

Combine all the dry ingredients together in one bowl and then separately combine the wet ingredients together in another.

Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Divide between 12 muffin cases and bake at 180C for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Seriously… its that easy! I know these aren’t 100% healthy, but they are certainly a better option when compared to a cheeky Starbucks muffin every morning! If you aren’t keen on nuts you could also swap them for some cranberries or other dried fruit! Hope you enjoy the recipe, and let me know if you try them! #twolittleowls

Best Flapjack recipe!

C: something a bit different from us today, I made flapjacks yesterday and took some for Annie to try (she was stressy over work and I’m a good friend). Annie and the boys really liked them so suggested we put the recipe up for you guys.

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Ingredients:
175g unsalted butter
50g caster sugar
150g golden syrup
250g oats

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas 4 and line the base of a 8inch square cake tin.

2. Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan on a low heat whilst stirring.

3. Once melted add the oats and once mixed thoroughly put into the cake tin and level it off.

4. Bake for 15-20 mins until starting to turn golden. Leave to cool slightly then cut into squares and leave to cool on a rack (mine were too goo-ey for this so left on chopping board to cool). These will last 3/4 days in an air tight container.

So there’s the best/easiest flapjack recipe! It is also lovely if you add in dried fruit or cherries – just add in slightly less oats. Let us know if you try it! #twolittleowlsblog

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