My To-Go-Snack – Healthy Muffins with Apple and Walnuts
Recently I’ve been living literally on muffins. Yes, but not the overly greasy and sugary ones, but their healthier home-made alternative (I’m talking both savoury and sweet muffins). They’ve become my to-go snack when I have no time to prepare proper lunch or simply when I don’t feel like wasting time in the kitchen during the day, when I can go out with Sofia or just read a book instead.
Quite frankly, it all started out of curiosity whether I would be able to bake something eatable. Turns out – I’m pretty good at it. hehe. Also, despite my tiredness, I’d much rather spend an hour baking (in silence) after everyone has already fallen asleep, so that I can be all by myself with my thought. It makes me relax – I seriously think I’m losing my mind! Me – baking and staying in silence!?
That’s what happens when you’re totally sleep-deprived and end up doing weird stuff rather than going to bed. And back in the day I though I’d end up being Carrie Bradshaw. Nope. I have turned into a ‘Charlotte’ instead. So today I’m sharing with you my current favourite recipe inspired by the blog Chelsea’s Messy Apron. You can find the full recipe (here) if you want to give those yummies a try. I have changed bits and pieces to make it my own and adjust to my taste. Rather than only whole wheat flour I mix it 50/50 with spelt to make them even healthier. Also, I skip the cornstarch, use less sugar and add sweeter apples instead (Granny Smith are too sour, so I go for Pink Lady). Aw, and finally, I skip the sugary topping and add walnuts to the batter – as nuts are the perfect snack for the breastfeeding mommies. I normally eat them with a little bit of butter and blueberries on the side.
I hope you enjoy!