Fibre is an important part of a healthy balanced diet, it can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and some cancers, and can also improve digestive health. Dietary fibre only comes from plant foods, it is found in the outer bran layers of grain, fruit, vegetables, nuts and legumes.
There are two different types of fibre – soluble and insoluble. Each type of fibre helps your body in different ways, so a normal healthy diet should include both types.
In this recipe you will find both types of fibre from oats and oat bran, so indulge yourself preparing delicious treats at home and add your personal touch in the healthy way.
- 1/3 cup fat free or low fat plain Greek yogurt (or plain yogurt).
- 1/3 cup applesauce.
- 1 egg room temperature.
- 2/4 cup oat flour (pulse the rolled oats until they are ground into a powder-like consistency).
- ¼ cup oat bran.
- ¼ cup coconut palm sugar.*
- 1teaspoon baking powder.
- 1tablespoon vanilla extract.
- Lemon zest (optional).
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips (optional).
- Preheat oven to 180ºC and grease and flour, I used a silicone cupcake case.
- Whisk yogurt, egg, sugar and vanilla extract to blend. Stir in applesauce. In a separate bowl, sift your oat flour with, oat bran, baking powder, lemon zest and chocolate chips. Stir your mixture in apple mixture and stir just until blended.
- Scrape into prepared cupcake pan or in your silicone muffin case and bake for 15 minutes, until a tester inserted in the centre of the cupcake comes out clean. After cooled for 10 minutes, turn cupcakes out to cool completely.
*You can use your favourite sugar, but you should adjust the quantity, whether is necessary. If you want to try you can date paste (made from 5-hydrated date).