Sunday, 17 April 2016

Little Boy makes muffins

Little Boy is going through that phase that all children tend to go through at some point, of not eating many veggies. So I found a great recipe to hide them in - Banana Veggie Bran Muffins. I started making them, when he wandered into the kitchen and asked if he could help. So on went his apron, out came the stool and he got stuck into making his culinary creation...

Here is the recipe in case you'd like to give them a go. Even if you don't have any children to get the better of by disguising their food, they are yum to eat. They went down well at our house, he was very proud of his cakes, and ate two for lunch!

Banana veggie bran muffins

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 large very ripe bananas
1 small-medium courgette, shredded
2 medium carrots, shredded
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1/2 cup wheat bran
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, Gas Mark 5

With a food processor or hand blender, mix butter and sugar until smooth. Add banana, courgette, carrot and eggs, mix thoroughly until bananas are well mashed into mixture. 

Add remaining ingredients, and mix until just combined (over mixing will make them chewy)

Spoon batter into muffin cases, 2/3 to 3/4 full. 

Bake for 15-18 minutes, cool in tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling

Makes 1 dozen muffins

Update on the tadpoles, they are doing great, still munching on lettuce with a bit of spinach too. Once they get legs, they get liver (yuk, rather them than me!). They are actually a bit bigger than this now, i just realised I haven't got an up to date photo and it's too dark to take one now. 

On the house front, OH has been putting a new loft hatch in. The one that was in the house when we moved in was in a silly place, in the bathroom. The ladder came down in front of the sink, which made it very hard to get up the ladder when you were laden with boxes...

So he has put one in the hall, with a much bigger opening and comfy wooden steps (much better than those horrible thin metal ones)

Problem is, we still can't put all our stuff up there yet until the electrics are done up there. I'm really trying not to think about all the work that needs doing; ceilings ripped down, bathrooms replaced etc. Been there done that before and I know what chaos and mess it creates. Problem is we have two children to accommodate now at the same time. I just have to imagine how lovely it will be when it's all done!


1 comment:

  1. I have loft ladder envy! We have one of the rickety metal ones and it's always a bit hit and miss trying to get it up and down anyway. Your wooden one looks lovely. Great muffin recipe. Good luck with that raw liver! xx