Apple & Oat Muffins
Want a pregnancy recipe that’ll give you an energy boost packed with prenatal vitamins?! Try these apple oat muffins for a tasty addition for your pregnancy diet
This recipe comes courtesy of ‘Food for Fitness’ and is a useful snack to keep on standby as part of your healthy pregnancy diet. The oats provide slow release energy thanks to their soluble fibre content, making them a perfect pre-exercise snack, or take one to work for a mid-morning energy boost!
175g (6oz) self-raising flour
125g (4oz) oats
125g (4oz) light brown sugar
½ tsp salt
1tsp baking powder
4 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
250 ml (9fl oz) milk or buttermilk
125g (4oz) grated apple
- Heat the oven to 190C
- Line a muffin tin with paper cases (this recipe makes 12 muffins).
- Mix together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
- Combine the oil, vanilla, egg and milk in a separate bowl or jug and stir into the dry ingredients. Fold in the grated apple.
- Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases.
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes until firm to the touch and light brown in colour.
Try adding a generous handful of sultanas to the dry ingredients. These are even more delicious served warm.Sophie Wishart
Wholemeal Ginger Muffins
Looking for a convenient energy boosting snack for your pregnancy diet? Try this wholemeal ginger muffin recipe; simple, yummy and great for nausea!
Oooh we love this ginger muffin recipe, naughty but nice and ever so easy! The ginger is soothing on your stomach if you’re suffering from pregnancy nausea and the coconut oil is a healthy alternative to butter. Some studies suggest that coconut oil can help with heartburn during pregnancy too!
255g wholemeal flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
0.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1.5 tsp ground ginger
0.25 tsp ground nutmeg
115g brown sugar
3 tablespoons of black treacle
170 mls milk
85g coconut oil
handful of sultanas
handful of raisins
3 pieces stem ginger chopped
- Pre-heat your oven to 180F
- Mix all the dry ingredients together.
- Mix the fruit and stem ginger together.
- Beat together the sugar and eggs, then add the treacle, coconut oil and milk, mixing well. Add this to the dry ingredients and stir in the fruit and stem ginger.
- Make sure the mixture is thoroughly mixed and divide between your muffin cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes until firm and golden.
Recipe supplied by inspirational FittaMamma Melanie Grant who discovered these delicious muffins when she was suffering from pregnancy nausea!Sophie Wishart