Saturday, 3 March 2012

Breakfast muffins for primates

As you all know by now we at Baboon HQ are very busy and our human primates to out to work to finance the Baboon HQ mission.  This means that we all need a healthy breakfast that will keep us going all morning.  Bananas are good but you can't really live on bananas alone.  Usually the humans have cereal or toast with their bananas but I thought we would try something new for all of us.

These muffins are supposed to be low in fat and give you energy till lunchtime.  What more could you want?


For 12 muffins:

170 g/ 6 oz dried apricots (or other dried fruit)
170 g/6 oz unsweetened museli (we mix our own at baboon HQ so we know its unsweetened and unsalted)
250 g/8 oz self-raising flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
250 ml unsweetened apple juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (sunflower is fine is that is what you have)
100 ml honey
1 large egg


1 12 hole muffin tin (or 2 sixes)
12 paper muffin cases


Put the dried fruit, museli, flour and baking power in a large mixing bowl and stir.

Put the apple juice, oil, honey and egg into another bowl and mix.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix just enough to combine the ingredients but no more than necessary.

Spoon the mixture into the paper muffin cases inside the muffin tins.

Bake in a preheaded oven a 190 degrees C (375 degrees F, Gas 5) for 20 minutes until golden an drisen.

You could do the washing up now but I think its really important to watch them and make sure they are cooking.

You might need to tell them to hurry up and cook and make sure they rise.  I often find things won't do things unless you keep telling them to. Come on, come on, come on!!!

Ohhhhh nearly there, they are rising!  Yayayayaaa!!

After 20 minutes take them out of the oven.  Make sure you use oven gloves won't you.

Leave them to cool for a while and then enjoy!


  1. oh thats wundahful kolo - i lyke how yew haf too wotch them muffins as they cook so them behave as they cookin :)

    luffly blog fank yew *hugs*

  2. ohhhhhhhh yummy yummy.
    you done a great job at cooking them!!!
    maybe Ryhlan will cook some at our house, did
    he learn at at BaboonHG???
    He never told me that, yet.

  3. That is a great recipe and with the ingredients you can't do wrong I think. Hugs

  4. They look scrummy Kolo. I'll have to get Eldritch to make me some.

  5. Oh yummmm. Yikes - I hope KoKo isn't expecting that kind of service at our house. Next week he gets to post in my blog.

  6. Lulu wants sum! They duz look dalishush *purrr*

  7. they dus look grayt kolo. dus yoo fink twelv wud be eenuf for al of us alwel. praps edwud shud mayk sum egstra jus in cays

  8. Oh my, wot delishus lookin muffins my pal. You is becomin an eggspert in the kitchen. I ope you did get to nom on some of em already.

  9. Oh, my! I can't just imagine you, Kolo, sitting in front of the oven yelling ... HURRY UP! =;-) I know that *I* would be doing that. ROFL!

    These are absolutely exquisite!!! May I ask you to consider a favor for us challenged U.S. types. =;-) Would you sometime post your muesli recipe? I know that I would greatly appreciate that.

    Hugzzzzzzzzzzz to all of you from all of us here!

    @DaneRay -- RAY, CHASE & TIPPER