nosh magazine (issue 3) - Page 12

nosh magazine SUNSHINE MUFFINS Makes: 16 small muffins or12 slightly larger muffins hanks to a lemon tree laden with fruit, lemon and poppyseed muffins have featured in my kitchen in recent times. Whilst the lemony goodness of said muffins was a real hit, this week signalled the need for something new. Hence I created these “Sunshine Muffins,” named so thanks to their sunflower seeds, the tropical feel of the orange and the addictive sunshine, which beamed through the window as I baked up this storm. I hope these muffins bring a little ray of sunshine into your day! Enjoy T Ingredients  Method  • • • • • • • • • • • • Preheat over to 170°C. • Grease or line a 12 hole muffin tray. • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. • In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and eggs until pale and smooth (about two minutes). • Beat in the yoghurt, followed by the olive oil. • Add the flour mixture and beat until well combined. • Stir in the orange rind, orange juice and sunflower seeds and mix well. • Spoon the batter into muffins cases and top each muffin with a quartered orange slice. • Bake for about 20 minutes, or until golden and a cake tester comes out clean. • Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling. Enjoy! 1½ cups plain flour 1 tablespoon baking powder  ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup sugar 3 eggs ½ cup plain natural yoghurt ½ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ cup sunflower seeds  Rind of 1 orange, finely grated Juice of 2 oranges 4 thin orange slices, quartered NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVE (1 MUFFIN): Energy: 760 kilojoules energy Protein: 3.8g protein Total fat: 9g total fat Saturated fat: 1.4g saturated fat Carbohydrate: 21g Sugar: 11g Fibre: 0.7g Sodium: 244mg Calcium: 43mg Emily Orchard, APD Learn more about Emily Orchard at website | profile Emily is a community-based Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist, who consults individuals and groups on a range of nutrition related topics including healthy eating, weight management, chronic disease management, nutrition for ageing, children’s nutrition. Emily’s key interests include growing and preparing delicious and nutritious meals, as well as children’s nutrition and sports nutrition. 12