So I have been on mission to find cake that is about 2-3 points, which is the average pointage of my afternoon snack. It's been a hard call, almost all cakes, even that on the WeightWatchers website, are 4 or higher. This is not so on the CBeebies website where they are trying to promote healthy eating among pre-schoolers. The portions are smaller, therefore the points are smaller and with my huge courgette crop, these muffins gave me the perfect answer to my quest. They are also the easiest and quickest cakes ever, taking about 20 mins from start to finish.
Courgette and Carrot Mini Muffins (from CBeebies)
(2 WW ProPoints per serving)
1 courgette, grated
1 carrot, grated
2 tbsp milk
1 heaped tbsp raisins
1 tbsp sunflower oil
75g plain flour
15g light soft brown sugar
1 level teaspoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 220ºC.
Break the egg into the bowl and whisk it with a fork. Add the grated courgette, grated carrot, raisins, milk and sunflower oil.
In the other bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and baking powder.
Pour the wet mix into the dry mix and give it a good stir.
Spoon the mixture into small muffin cases in a muffin tray. Place the tray in the oven and bake for 12–15 minutes.