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Chef Ray – Banana & White Choc Muffins

These muffins are a great post-training snack or a lunch box filler.

From: Burke, Louise; et alSurvival Around the World FPC Custom Media

Serves 12

  • 1½ cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup Nestlé white chocolate bits
  • 1 tbs margarine, melted
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 ripe bananas, well mashed

Preheat oven to 180°C (355°F). Line a 12-hole muffin pan with paper muffin cases. Sift flours into a large bowl, then add husks. Stir in sugar and chocolate bits and make a well in the centre. In a small bowl, use a fork to whisk together margarine, milk and egg, vanilla essence and bananas, then add to flour mixture. Stir gently until mixture is just combined (do not over-beat). Fold raspberries into the mixture. Spoon mixture into cases. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until muffins are well risen and spring back to the touch. Leave in pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Although I’m not a qualified chef I do like to pretend I’m on Master Chef. I source the recipes from the stated source (not sauce) and make them taking the photo of the meal I produce for myself.

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Ray has competed in triathlons from sprint to ironman distance (both IM Taupo and Challenge Wanaka). Consequently he is aware of the importance of balancing training with lifestyle, thus complimenting other important aspects of an athlete’s life (family, work, study commitments etc…). • Entering your first triathlon? • Stepping up to a longer distance? • Looking to go faster? • Wanting to turn previous negatives into positives? Ray has coached athletes to achieve these and more. Training programmes are accessible online, so athletes can be located anywhere and still reap the benefits of Ray’s coaching. Contact him to discuss how he can assist you to achieve your goals.
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