I love to support my running friends and everyone in my Facebook Groups or on my coaching programmes with their races. Whether that's cheering from the sidelines, tracking on apps or a big "Whoop Whoop Whoop You Got This" call out before the race for motivation. This weekend it was Windsor Half, and after running Richmond Marathon two weeks ago I was having a running break. So went along as cheer squad and made these carrot cake marathoner muffins for treats after. These 'm
I love baking and have a large collection of cookery books. And I'm always on the lookout for new ideas. I bought Clean Eating Alice's book Eat Well Every Day a while ago. I'm not a follower of clean eating, but her book has lots of great healthy ideas if you're looking for inspiration. So today I was looking for cake inspiration and came across her Apple & Carrot Muffins. This is a retro adaptation of her recipe, with wheat flour (shock) and granulated sugar (horror), so r
Yesterday I went out into the woods nearby for a short walk foraging for blackberries. I was ambling along past the lake I often run by and the blackberries were lush and dripping off the spiky bushes. I picked a big bowl. Returning home I saw my baby apple trees straining under the weight of a new seasons crop of apples. Only one thing for it ... to bake blackberry and apple muffins. I've made a few muffin recipes with oats recently, this recipe really works and can take q
Indulging my beetroot habit I've made marathoner muffins with beetroot. Made with oats (not flour), spiced with cinnamon and almonds & raisins for a fruit & but kick these are the best yet! Here's the recipe ... Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C. Grease 12 holes of a muffin tin well with a little oil. Measure out into a mixing bowl 300g oats, 3-4 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp baking soda, 50g chopped almonds (I like to chop my own whole almonds, so you have slightly bigger bits of nut)
A friend of mine is riding the Tour of Wessex this weekend and asked me for meal plan advice. He's camping, so everything has to be cooked on a gas burner and needs to fuel and recover from 100 hilly miles for 3 days! Good luck with that in this heat! I promised some healthy treats to keep him going. Here are Marathon Muffins Version 2. Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 160C. Grease 12 holes of a muffin tin well with a little oil.
Measure out into a mixing bowl 300g oats, 2 tsp m
I've just bought a new cookbook, Eat Slow Run Fast, co written by Olympic medallist marathoner Shalane Flanagan. And her muffins caught my eye. They're made with ground almonds, oats, carrot and courgette, a good splash of maple syrup, nuts and spices. I've made a few tweaks to make them even more delicious. Here are my Marathoner Muffins! Preheat the oven to 180C/Fan 150C. Pop 12 paper cases into a muffin tin.
Measure out into a mixing bowl 100g ground almonds, 200g oats, 2