Sugar-free nectarine muffins

By Hope Malau
26 November 2014

These diabetic-friendly treats contain nectarines for flavour and sweetness.

Makes 18 muffins Preparation: 10 min Cooking: 15-20 min

  • 500 ml (2 c) cake flour
  • 250 ml (1 c) ground almonds
  • 10 ml (2 t) baking powder
  • 5 ml (1 t) bicarbonate of soda
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 4 eggs
  • 150 ml xylitol
  • 375 ml (1½ c) Greek or plain yoghurt
  • 10 ml (2 t) vanilla essence
  • 2 nectarines, sliced

Preheat the oven to 190 °C. Line 2 muffin tins with paper cases and grease with nonstick spray.

1 Mix the flour, ground almonds, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and lemon zest.

2 Whisk together the eggs, xylitol, yoghurt and vanilla essence.

3 Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour the yoghurt mixture into the well and stir until just mixed.

4 Fill the muffin hollows two-thirds of the way with the batter. Arrange the nectarine slices on top and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Serve with extra Greek yoghurt.

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