Happy FriYAY everyone!
I haven’t been able to get much sleep at all for the past few days, so it’s safe to say that I’m super looking forward to sleep-in mornings and cosy breakfasts – enter allllllll the warm tea and a fluffy raspberry caramel fibre muffin… or two. Probably two. They’re SO good.
Look, I love decadently sinful muffins (think quintuple chocolate muffins the size of my head – mmm next post idea anyone?) as much as the next person, but they usually don’t make me feel my very best. Sure, I will have them every now and then, as I’m a firm believer in all things moderation (except when it comes to watching some Netflix… in that case I don’t know any limits) but it’s always nice to have a nutritious, wholesome option up your sleeve, isn’t it? Especially when said healthy option tastes every bit as delicious as its not-so-healthy counterparts.
These muffins, holy moly. I know they would be good – that caramel raspberry combo can do no wrong – but never in a trillion of years would have I imagined they would turn out this magical.
Even when they’re packed with fibre thanks to The Good Guru Superfoods Good Seeds & Fibre mixture, they still have the loveliest texture. Moist and super fluffy – you wouldn’t know they’re so healthy! Personally, I adore baking with coconut oil, since it adds a slight nutty flavour and keeps all baked goods unbelievably soft. A true favourite of mine!
For the caramel flavour, I added a bit of mesquite powder. It’s an easy way to add some extra oomph to the muffins without all the sugar from actual powder, and it tastes just as wonderfully!
Last but not least, we have some raspberries. I don’t know about you but they’re truly my favourite fruit out there (as well as watermelon, but you gotta admit that watermelon muffins don’t have the same ring to it) and I’m always trying to add them to everything I cook. They also add some nice moisture to the batter, and are the perfect flavour explosion in every bit. So, so beautiful. I went for frozen berries myself since raspberry season is long gone where I live, but those of you living in colder climates might still have access to fresh ones, which you can also use. And let’s not forget about all of you friends living in the southern hemisphere! Soon it will be time for you to enjoy fresh berries again, so you cannot miss on these muffins.
I mean: no one should miss on them really. Fresh or frozen, all kind of raspberries will work greatly! And I’m thinking that other fruits such as peaches, apples, pears, cherries and the like would be perfect as well. What combo are you guys dying to try?
By the way: that Good Seeds & Fibre jar I mentioned earlier? Now, that’s one of my newest obsessions too! It’s a great natural way to boost your fibre intake with nothing but the best ingredients: Linseed (Milled), Sunflower Seeds (Milled), Goji (Milled), Organic Sesame Seeds (Sesame), Organic Chia Seeds, Organic Pumpkin Seeds (Milled) & Psyllium Husk. I love it since it can be added to everything from baked goods, pancakes, porridge and smoothies, to savoury goodies such as soups and salads. Keep your eyes peeled because you’ll definitely be seeing it around here often 😉 Any other idea on what I can make with it next? I’m thinking fibre pancakes would be mighty fine right now.
Like, I’m actually thinking of making those pancakes in this very moment, so I shall leave you know. If you need any suggestions on what to do with your free time… these muffins would make the best Friday baking project *wink wink*
I hope you guys love these if you give them a go!
Post in collaboration with The Good Guru. All opinions are, as always, my own.