I came up with a recipe of super easy and absolutely gorgeous caramel-flavoured muffins. This is my own recipe, meaning I didn’t get the inspiration reading recipes on the web or in a recipe book.
Lately I’ve been taking special pleasure in thinking of recipes. At the same time I make it even harder by challenging myself with the task to make up my own recipes without having seen them before (of course, there is always the chance that someone some place else has cooked the same thing, but we’ve came up with the same recipe independently of one another).
I guess this will be my next occupation, which fits perfectly with my interest in fitness. I dream to cook fresh, delicious and clean food. What stops me from fulfilling this is that I know nothing about restaurant management, so I might well end up offering my palatable chef-d’œuvres online.
I’d be glad to read your comments if you’d go online to buy sweets (either baked or uncooked), cakes and so on. There will be flour free, gluten free, dairy free recipes, recipes containing super foods and other tasty things. We are talking about sweets used in various types of diets. Oh, sweet dreams 🙂
So, here’s the super easy recipe for muffins, cooked in 5 minutes. The best part comes now – they help you deal with constipation 🙂
I’m very good at taking terrible photos. I laughed my head off when I saw them. I wonder how I do this, I seem to be a native talent of terrible photos 🙂
- 200 g raw hulled sunflower seeds
- 200 g plums no pits + 12 plums for filling (70 g)
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon stevia (you can use 5 to 10 figs instead, but mind you, you’ll get thicker mixture)
I’ll provide additional information of the ingredients below.
Mill the sunflower seeds in a food-processor or coffee-grinder to get regular flour until it starts to stick to the walls. This shows that oil is already produced so you should stop milling lest you get moist flour (that is oily flour).
Pour the flour out of the processor and without washing the bowl, add the eggs and the plums. Blend well. Check each and every plum so that there are no pits or pieces of pits anyway!
At first I added three eggs but eventually the mixture became very thick and I decided to add one more egg so that the oil takes some of it too. So, use 4 eggs.
Add the sunflower flour, the baking soda and the stevia. Blend until you get a good mixture. I tasted the mixture to see if it needs some more stevia and baking soda and I could taste them both. This means that if you use some more of these, you will be able to taste them in the cooked muffins, which is not fine.
The mixture was super yummy and I felt like taking a bite right from the bowl.
Put 1 spoonful in every baking form, place a plum in each of them and add some more mixture (1 tablespoon more). Afterwards, when I was eating the muffins I thought that they can do well with 3 to 4 plums in the form and it will be super delicious. But if you’re on a diet in order to cut fat, let it be one plum only (read below for information on the calories).
You can alternatively bake in a cake form but then the cooking time will be a little longer (40 to 45 minutes).
Bake for 30 minutes after you turn the oven on (turn on both upper and lower baking elements and fin at 160 C). While they were getting cooked, it smelled of caramel and an idea of caramel cake occurred to me.
A couple of hours after I baked them I finally tasted the muffins and they are simply gorgeous – you could taste well the sunflower, which was no more there on the next day. Mind you, you might get carried away with the muffins and have wee bit too much as they are deeeelicious!
Additional information on the ingredients:
Plums – I use plums with no pits, grown on a controlled farm (or at least that’s what the label read. The plums are soft and sappy (some erotics here ;-)), they are not terribly dry and hard. Mind you, most dried plums get treated with a syrup made of glucose and fructose and the label will not necessarily contain this piece of information! When you taste the plum it should taste sweet like fruit and not like sugar, meaning that it shouldn’t be too sweet.
I think that the very sweet plums have been sweetened. In some local supermarkets I can find plums with very little information on the label. I can also buy plums whose label says that there is glucose-fructose syrup added. Be extra careful when picking the plums.
If you are a client, you could replace either your lunch or dinner with 2 or 3 muffins. Let it be 2 muffins if you’re working on “shaping up” or cleaning the very last fats. Let it be 3 muffins, if you need to lose more weight. It’s better but not obligatory, to eat them after the workout.
super tasty. thumbs up.
aditi, thank you 🙂
Hi Rumi, I love baking, both the process of making and eating the results! I’ve often wondered about healthy alternatives and I find your suggestions very interesting. Have you considered writing a cookery book?
P.S do you think I could use honey in place of the stevia in this recipe?
louise, thank you for your kind words 🙂 I don’t use honey in baking recipe, because when you cook it, you destroy its benefits and it becomes just sugar. I use honey in raw recipes. It is commont to read in healthy living blogs recipes with cooked honey and I can’t get it 🙁
You have great advice Rumi – thanks for sharing. You are a true fitness guru 🙂
That is really awesome. I make the same/very simmilar muffins and i thought I am the only one 😀 I did’t read any recipe, i just “created” them one evening.
You can try to put some cinnamon and/or cloves. If you don’t want the muffins gluten free, they are very tasty with some oat meals (flour) – 50:50. One smashed banana gives them also an amazing taste.
Happy New Year, Rumi!
Maria, you are so creative 🙂