04 May 2015

Mini Makes #8 - Chocolate and Granola Muffins

I had two bags of granola hiding away in the cupboard fast approaching their expiry dates, and a packet of chocolate, so I decided to use them up while baking over the bank holiday weekend. The Mini Mes were happy to get involved while it was raining outside so we ended up with an activity to keep us occupied and some treats to eat at the end - win win!







You will need
(Makes approx 12)
120 ml milk
2 medium eggs
4 tbsp sunflower oil
4 tbsp honey
1 tbsp vanilla extract
240g self raising flour
70g granola (we used Udis gluten free vanilla and almond flavour) and some more to sprinkle on top
12 pieces of chocolate (we used Dr Oetker extra dark chocolate)



Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and pop 12 large cases into a muffin tray (we used a mixture of paper and edible ones)
  • Mix together the milk, eggs, sunflower oil, honey and vanilla in a bowl
  • Sift in the flour and add the granola, then combine. Feel free to add in some fruit at this point if you wish to. Raisins and apple go nicely
  • Place a tablespoon of mixture in each muffin case and place a piece of chocolate on top
  • Split the remaining mixture between the muffin cases ensuring the chocolate is covered


  • Sprinkle a bit more granola on top
  • Place in the oven for 20 minutes until golden 
  • Scoff!



They are quite dense so they will really fill you up. Each is around 200 calories.


Have you used granola in your cooking?


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24 comments :

  1. Love the sound of these: something naughty (chocolate) and something fairly healthy (granola) - nice combo.

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  2. oohh these sound amazing. Good old mix of healthy and a yummy little bit of naughtiness hehe x

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  3. Ohh yum these sound delicious - what a treat, I really fancy one now. x

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  4. Oh yum, I bet these are delicious from the oven with the chocolate all melty in the middle!

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  5. What a fantastic recipe, I love the sound of these! xx

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  6. Mmm this look yummy! i'll have to give them a try, I've really not baking anything in ages!

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  7. I have never cooked with granola but these sound amazing - love the sound of a piece of chocolate melting in the middle! x

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  8. It's obviously a granola type of week!! (I've posted twice this week on my Blog http://thereciperesource.blogspot.co.uk about it :) ) Those look delicious, a bit different and really tasty!

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  9. They look very tasty, the addition of raisin and apple sounds lovely

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  10. These sound healthy... Does that mean I can have two?!

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  11. You have made my tummy rumble - they looks scrummy

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  12. oh wow these look amazing Emma i love cake and granola ... so double bonus

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  13. oh i love granola so this is a great mix i would try

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  14. Oh I love the cake cases. Are they easy to take off the muffins?

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  15. looks delicious! I should try this sometimes. :)

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  16. yum, they look fab and easy which is always a bonus.

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  17. Oh yum, these look and sound delicious - I love the idea of the chocolate in the middle!!

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  18. Oh yummy! Will have to make these with Jack when I get the chance.

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  19. Oh wow. How yummy do these look? I bet they are delicious! Kaz & Ickle Pickle x

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  20. oh my these look lovely you i feel hungry now

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  21. I keep seeing recipes that include granola. I haven't tried it yet, but after seeing your lovely muffins, I must give it a try. I love baking x

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  22. I keep seeing recipes that include granola. I haven't tried it yet, but after seeing your lovely muffins, I must give it a try. I love baking x

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