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Healthy Cranberry & Orange Muffins

Preparation: 10 mins

Cooking: 20 mins

Serves 12, costs under £2.00

Ingredients

  • 8 Tablespoons Self Raising Flour (240g) (Heaped)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar (40g)
  • 3 Tablespoons Dried Cranberries (85g)
  • 1 Egg (50g)
  • 11 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice (165ml)
  • 8 Tablespoons Low Fat Spread (125g)

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.

Method

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan oven / 400°F / gas mark 6. 
  2. Mix flour and sugar together in a large bowl  then add cranberries.
  3. Rub in the spread using fingers. 
  4. Crack egg into a small bowl and beat with a fork, stir in the orange juice and then add to the other ingredients.
  5. Place muffin cases on an oven proof tray and 3/4 fill with the mixture.
  6. Bake in oven until lightly browned and firm to touch, around 15- 20 minutes.

Nutritional Information


Per 100g
Per 55g serving (% ref. intake)

Energy Kcals
281.00
155.00 (8.00%)
Energy Kj
1180.00
649.00 (8.00%)
Protein
5.30g
2.90g
Total Fat
8.80g
4.80g (7.00%)
Saturated Fat
2.00g
1.10g (6.00%)
Carbohydrates
47.30g
26.00g
Total Sugars
18.00g
9.90g (11.00%)
NSP Fibre
1.60g
0.90g
Sodium
257.00g
141.00g
Salt
0.60g
0.30g (6.00%)

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  • Front of pack nutrition labels provide information on the number of grams of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt and the amount of energy (in kJ and kcal) in a serving or portion of a recipe.
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  • The more greens on the label, the healthier the choice
  • Amber means neither high nor low, so you can eat foods with all or mostly ambers on the label most of the time.
  • Reds on the label means the food is high in that nutrient and these are the foods we should cut down on. Try to eat these foods less often and in small amounts.

Food shopping tips

If you’re trying to decide which product to choose, check to see if there's a nutrition label on the front of the pack. This will help you to quickly assess how your choices stack up. You will often find a mixture of red, amber and green colour coding for the nutrients. So when you're choosing between similar products, try to go for more greens and ambers and fewer reds if you want to make a healthier choice.