Try these bran muffins, full of fibre and very little refined sugar, sweetness comes from the pineapple, banana and honey.


100g bran flakes
100g wholemeal flour
50g ground almonds
100g sultanas/raisins
100g canned crushed pineapple
100g natural yoghurt
2 eggs
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1tsp ground ginger
1 mashed ripe banana
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp date syrup/honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
tsp baking powder

Preheat the oven to 180oC. Liner a 12 hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir well, the mixture will be lumpy.
Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes until just firm. Eat warm.
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Taken from The Midlife Kitchen.