Fruit, Spice and Chocolate Muffins

    Fruit, Spice and Chocolate Muffins

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    This is a healthy and hearty muffin that the family will love. Makes for a really easy breakfast on the run, or snack in between getting the kids to all their sporting activities on the weekends.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 12 muffins

    • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 1/2 cup (40g) quick-cooking oats
    • 1 cup (250ml) brewed coffee
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 tablespoons treacle
    • 45g butter
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 1/2 cups (190g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup (40g) digestive biscuits, crumbed
    • 2 wheat biscuits (eg. WeetBix), crushed
    • 1/2 cup (110g) brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup crushed bran flakes cereal
    • 3 tablespoons (25g) poppy seeds
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
    • 2 tablespoons baking powder
    • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
    • 2/3 cup (110g) sultanas
    • 2/3 cup (115g) white chocolate, chopped

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners.
    2. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, mix cocoa powder, quick-cooking oats, brewed coffee, water, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, treacle and butter. Cook and stir until evenly moist and thickened. Cool slightly and pour into a medium bowl.
    3. Beat the egg into the cocoa powder mixture. Mix in flour, digestive biscuits, wheat biscuits, sugar, bran flakes and poppy seeds. Gradually beat in the milk, adding enough to form a smooth batter. Thoroughly beat in baking powder. Fold in apple, sultanas and white chocolate. Scoop into the prepared muffin pan liners.
    4. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean.

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