I love muffins and I usually make them from scratch. But it hasn’t always been that way. When I first started cooking I had no choice but to make cakes, muffins and biscuits all from scratch because packet mixes were virtually unheard of back then. Then packet mixes came on the market and I went through a phase (that lasted quite a few years!) of cooking from packets. The advertising is incredible, I just had to have my cakes and muffins from a packet. Walking up the cake mix aisle and seeing beautiful photographs of muffins and cakes and slices, I just had to try them all. The problem was they never, ever looked as good as on the packet. But they tasted pretty good and that was important. I liked the taste but didn’t even think about what was in them. Then I started to read the ingredients and there were things in there that I no longer wanted to eat. Do you know how easy it is to tell yourself that there isn’t much sugar in something if you’re not actually pouring the cup (or two) into the mixture yourself? Yep, too easy.
So I went back to making my own cakes and muffins from scratch and I wanted ways to make them as healthy as possible, combining natural sugars with organic products and no additives. Somehow I stumbled across Bake Mixes, an Australian company that makes packet mixes that are vegan, organic and with quality whole ingredients. This is not a sponsored post, just one that I wanted to write to help people who want the ease of whipping up something from a packet and knowing that there are no nasty ingredients in there.
There were only six ingredients in the pack and I only had to add three more – banana, sweetener (I chose maple syrup) and milk (I used almond milk). I topped some of them with some coconut sugar and coconut flakes.
And in about half an hour I had 6 delicious banana and cinnamon muffins. The only problem is it made just six.
Actually, on second thoughts, that’s not a problem, because if there were more, I’d eat more.
Go on, check them out, tell them I sent you. They are based in Australia, but ship internationally.