I think that making our favourite recipes 'healthier' and thinking about how/the way we cook makes a lot of a difference - Hairy Bikers are the best proof of that! So, as an inspiration, for myself and other out there, a delish cupcake,s but healthier than the usual we would bake.
The original recipe calls for a lemon zest and blueberries inside, but I've switched it to apple and banana. I aimed for a 'rose shaped' apple slices on top... well you be the judge if I succeeded... ;)
How to make it...
- 200 g self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 75 g golden caster sugar
- 100 g blueberries
- 2 free-range eggs
- 150 ml low-fat natural yogurt
- 2 tablespoons semi-skimmed milk (I had to add another 1/2 tablespoon more)
- 50 ml sunflower oil
- 1 apple, pealed & cored, sliced
- 1 banana, pealed and sliced
Preheat the oven to 180 C. Line a 12-hole deep muffin tin with some non-stick paper cases or folded squares of baking parchment.
Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl and stir in the sugar. Make a well in the centre. Beat the eggs with a large whisk until smooth, then beat in the yogurt, milk and oil until well combined. Stir into the flour mixture with a large metal spoon until very lightly mixed.
Working quickly, divide the batter between the paper cases. Arrange your apple and banana slices on top. Bake in the centre of the oven for 16–18 minutes (I baked for 20 minutes) or until the cupcakes are well risen and golden brown. Transfer them to a wire rack and leave to cool.
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