At the moment, we’re in unprecedented times and many of us are looking for suitable activities to do with our children, so here is a fun and healthier recipe for cupcakes to make with children.
These are like breakfast muffins as they not too sweet, but the avocado cream makes them seem very indulgent!
- 220 Calories (for muffins without chocolate avocado cream)
- Cook Time 20 Mins
- Prep 5 Mins
- Makes 12
- 200g flour
- 100g oats
- 2 bananas
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup of milk of choice
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (Kerry Gold butter works well also)
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup of blueberries (if you are using frozen do not thaw)
For the Chocolate Avocado Cream
- 2 Ripe Avocados
- 100g chocolate, I used dark
- 1 Tablespoon Oil - Coconut or Olive oil
- 1 ripe banana
- 3 Tablespoons honey or Maple Syrup
- 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- Pinch of salt
Preheat oven at 180 degrees
In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. You can use a food processor, if you do not have access to a food processor, you can mix with a wooden spoon in a bowl. Fold the blueberries into the mixture.
Pour the mixture into a muffin tray lined with paper cases.
Bake for 20 minutes
For the chocolate avocado cream, add the ripe avocados, banana, lemon juice and salt to a food processor and blend until completely smooth.
Have a saucepan with water simmering, place a bowl over and add 100g chocolate of choice, and melt the chocolate over the water, once melted , add the honey and the tablespoon of oil to melted chocolate mix. Add the melted chocolate to blender, and blend together until chocolate is well mixed.
Once cupcakes are removed from the oven, and let cool for 20-30 minutes, add the cream to the muffins. I used a homemade piping bag with a small food storage bag!Step 8
Add sprinkles of choice or dessicated coconut and enjoy!
Please do let me know if you make these with your children! Have fun, Elaine.
By Elaine Baxter, Qualified Nutrition Adviser - Owner Food Wise Enfield.
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