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‘the idea of using the oranges that are still abundant and ginger makes these muffins sound so healthy with all that Vitamin C and healing properties of ginger.

A very quick, all-in-one method, these muffins can be prepared and baked in 20 minutes from start to finish. I used a mix of grated fresh ginger, ginger powder and crystallized ginger which resulted in the most rounded ginger flavor laced with orange and drizzled with melted dark chocolate and more crystallized ginger pieces. These are the best muffins for a cold January, the ginger will give you instant warmth’.

You will need:

250g self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
90ml Greek Yoghurt  [I use Kolios and you can choose from a variety such as organic, 0% fat,  high protein and full fat]
4 tablespoons stevia
4 tablespoons honey
3 eggs
1 tablespoon ginger powder
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1 tablespoon crystallized ginger [you can omit this]
zest of an orange
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
a pinch of salt

After baking: 150g dark melted chocolate and more crystallized ginger

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Preheat the oven to 180C.

Sift the self raising flour and baking powder twice. Place in the bowl of an electric mixer.

Crop the crystallized ginger into very small pieces. Add to the mixing bowl together with all the other ingredients. Whisk everything for a minute on high speed.

Line a muffin tin with muffin cases and immediately fill the muffin cases. Scatter some more crystallized ginger pieces on top. Bake for 15 minutes [depending on size and up to 25 minutes for giant muffins].

Remove from oven.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave or over a bain marie. Add a couple of drops of olive oil and drizzle the chocolate over the muffins.

 

Scatter a few small pieces of crystallized ginger and allow the chocolate to harden up.

Prepare your cup of tea !

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The magical silent city of Mdina on an island blessed with so much.

Photography: Marconia Schembri

Kolios Greek Yoghurt is imported, distributed and marketed by Quality Foods Marketing Ltd
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