When I had some free time this past weekend, I decided to indulge in one of my favourite hobbies. It’s no secret that I love to bake but I’ve been doing my best to eat healthy for a while now. Since it’s actually going well enough and I didn’t want to undo all my efforts; I went on a bit of a mission to track down a recipe that would fit in with my new regime.
To start, I tried my hand at whole-wheat muffins and I have to admit…they really weren’t that great. A bit too dense and a bit too plain; they were edible but not overly enjoyable (and certainly not worth blogging about!). Although I was a bit disheartened, I didn’t want to give up either. After a bit more online browsing, I came across this recipe.
The difference between the recipes…really, I can’t even compare them! This is like a sweet quick bread. It’s moist and incredibly tender with delicious hints of sugar and spice throughout. It has a texture — and even a slight taste —similar to that of banana bread. I’ve been having a couple of lightly buttered slices with a handful of berries on the side and it makes for a perfect breakfast or hearty snack.
There is sugar and butter (or margarine) in here but it is also made with natural yogurt and wholemeal flour (although the recipe says wheatmeal, I used wholemeal because it was what I had) so it can’t be that bad…right?! All I know is that it does taste fresh and pure and simple and to me; that can’t be a bad thing. In fact, as far as I’m concerned, it’s a pretty great thing!