Oat and date muffins
Bran-rich foods can help regulate blood-sugar levels.
250 ml (1 c) self-raising flour 250 ml (1 c) bran-rich self-raising flour 3 ml (generous ½ t) bicarbonate of soda 250 ml (1 c) oats 60 ml (¼ c) brown sugar or Sugalite 250 ml (1 c) dates, chopped 1 egg 30 ml (2 T) oil 60 ml (¼ c) brown sugar or Sugalite 310 ml (1¼ c) fat-free milk fat-free cottage cheese or grated reduced-fat Cheddar cheese to serve
1 Heat the oven to 180 °C. Grease 12 muffin tin hollows or line with paper cases.
2 Sift together the two kinds of flour and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl. Add the oats, brown sugar or Sugalite and dates and mix lightly. Make a well in the middle.
3 Whisk the remaining ingredients (except the cheese) together in a jug and pour into the well in the dry ingredients. Mix lightly until just combined and still slightly lumpy.
4 Spoon into the prepared muffin tin hollows and bake for about 18 minutes or until done. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Turn out on a wire tack to cool completely.
5 Serve with a scoop of fat-free cottage cheese or a little grated reduced-fat Cheddar cheese.
Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 18 minutes