Recipes: Muffins and finger food

vanilla muffins cupcakes

Who is not familiar with it?! You expect guests, have invited friends or the next children's birthday party is just around the corner. Usually you think about what to cook or offer as dessert long before the party.

Therefore I would like to present some recipe ideas on this page, which have been in my personal recipe book for a long time.

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Recipes for celebrations and parties: cupcakes and finger food

Baking something tasty is a great way to celebrate almost any occasion. It doesn't always have to be the best tiramisu in the world or a simple lemon cake, but of course there are also some cheesecake varieties that are hard to beat. There are simply countless great party recipes that can be quickly and easily realized with relatively little effort.

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Walnut cupcakes with cream cheese topping

walnut cupcakes muffinsCupcakes or muffins are a very popular snack. Still slightly warm, fresh from the oven, simply delicious. For this reason, here is a simple, delicious recipe for 15 walnut muffins from the calorie bomb category.

Our children love the cupcakes, especially with walnuts or alternatively with hazelnuts. Apart from delicious pancakes, these muffins are a constant favourite with our children.

For parents and adults you can take some of the dough and also the later topping, pour it into a separate mixing bowl and add some instant coffee (soluble coffee powder). This rounds off the flavour and simply tastes great.

The following ingredients are needed for the dough (approx. 12-15 muffins):

  • 2 tsp milk
  • 150g sugar
  • 250g Butter
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 300g flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 130g chopped walnuts
  • 2-4 TL coffee powder if necessary (instant / soluble)
  • 4 teaspoons boiling water

The following ingredients are required for topping:

  • 2 tsp milk
  • 200g cream cheese (double cream)
  • 200g Butter
  • 300g icing sugar
  • Walnut halves for garnishing
  • 2-4 TL coffee powder if necessary (instant / soluble)
  • 2 teaspoons boiling water

Preparation of dough - walnut cupcakes
If you choose the adult version with coffee, the first step is to dissolve the coffee powder in the boiling water. Then add the sugar, eggs and butter and mix everything well. Then add flour, milk and baking powder and mix again.

Now pour the finished dough evenly into Cupcake tins Cupcake tins and bake for approx. 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 170 degrees.

Preparation - Walnut topping
If necessary, stir the coffee powder back into boiling water. With the children's version without coffee, of course, this step is not necessary. Then add the cream cheese, milk, sugar and butter and mix well. The topping is now ready.

After the cupcakes have been baked out of the oven and cooled down, the topping cream can be filled into a piping bag and distributed on the cupcakes. Finally, a walnut half on each of the cupcakes.ย Put the whole thing in the fridge for half an hour. Enjoy your meal! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hint: If you don't have a piping bag piping bag, you can simply take a freezing bag, add the topping mass and cut off a corner at the bottom.

Recipe: Zucchini hazelnut muffins

zucchini hazelnut muffinsMuffins and cupcakes don't always have to be the absolute calorie bomb. There's another way! So I would like to introduce here the calorie-reduced counterpart to the above mentioned walnut muffins and walnut-coffee cupcakes, which are rather something for athletes cheatdays, parties or also children's birthdays.

My counterpart is called LowCarb Zucchini Hazelnut Muffins and is more of a protein bomb than a calorie bomb!

Zucchini is a pumpkin variety, contains a lot of water and is low in calories. In addition, courgettes are rich in vitamins and very easy to digest. 100g courgettes contain an average of 93g water, 2.2g carbohydrates, 1.6g proteins and 1.1g fibre. Zucchini also contain potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, iron as well as vitamins A and C. Nuts contain protein and rich unsaturated fatty acids. A good basis for a LowCarb dish.

Ingredients and preparation of zucchini hazelnut muffins:

ingredients zucchini hazelnut muffins

About 200 - 250g zucchini, 200g ground hazelnuts (or almonds), 4 medium sized eggs, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 pinch of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon agave syrup are needed.

Optional for adults after the sport: 1 tsp protein powder (e.g. vanilla flavour, or my favourite Weider Cookies & Cream Weider Cookies & Cream).

First mix eggs, baking powder, egg white powder, cinnamon and agave syrup until foamy. The courgettes are then rasped and put into the mixing bowl together with the ground nuts and the remaining ingredients. Then mix them well again.

Then pour the dough into muffin sheet muffin sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 175 degrees convection. After approx. 30 minutes baking time the muffins are ready! Enjoy your meal! ๐Ÿ™‚

Hero Breakfast - Vanilla Muffins

Vanilla breakfast cakes: Another delicious recipe, this time for a Sunday hero breakfast of a special kind! Vanilla-protein breakfast cake (or cupcakes / muffins) with a topping of black currant jam. As an alternative to the children's birthday party (or the sportsman's cheatday, for example), you can replace the jam with a topping of some chocolate melted in a water bath or a piece of Toblerone.

A tasty and quickly prepared breakfast for a protein-rich start into the day of every sports enthusiast! ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you simply leave out the Whey protein Whey protein, this dessert is also a great treat for children, friends and guests.

List of ingredients and preparation instructions for vanilla muffins:

vanilla muffins cupcakes

  • 200g almond flour
  • 80g Butter
  • 4 Eggs
  • 60ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 40g Xucker or 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 20g Whey-Protein (vanilla flavour)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Jam as desired

First, cut the vanilla pod open and scrape out the pulp with a knife. Now separate the eggs and beat the egg whites with the xucker or agave syrup until foamy. Then melt the butter in a pot on very low heat, put it in a bowl and mix the butter with the egg yolk. For this, flour, vanilla pulp, milk and baking powder are added and stir it. Finally, fold the beaten egg white into the dough.

Now put the finished dough into a bowl, or alternatively into small muffin/cupcake bowl muffin/cupcake bowl and bake for approx. 20 minutes at 160 degrees in a preheated oven. Garnish the still warm cakes with a little marmalade or chocolate. Enjoy it!

Yoghurt made by yourself - healthy and still delicious

self made yoghurt with strawberriesThere is nothing like a delicious dessert, sweet or snack for in between. People like to eat ready-made yoghurt, fruit dwarfs or other supposedly healthy and partly fat-reduced products such as pudding or quark dishes.

However, not only athletes but also children and not quite so athletic people should pay attention to what you eat if you want to avoid unwanted weight gain and unloved fat pads. Sport and fitness Sport and fitness are important, but you should also pay attention to your diet, because most yoghurts in the supermarket are full of simple carbohydrates (sugar), flavour enhancers, preservatives and contain little or no fruit. You can quickly and easily mix your own yogurt to be able to serve it without hesitation at children's birthday parties or just snack it by yourself.

Here are some examples of how you can prepare your own yogurt. The best thing about the yogurt and quark recipes shown here is not only that they're very tasty, but also that they're very healthy, or at least healthier than the finished product at the discount store around the corner. The homemade yoghurt contains healthy protein and vitamins, hardly any fat and no artificial flavours or preservatives.

You only need 3 ingredients for this simple yoghurt recipe based on quark:

pineapple kiwi yoghurt

  • 500g low-fat curd cheese
  • 200ml whole milk
  • 1 tbsp natural honey

Simply put the ingredients in a bowl and stir. Depending on the desired consistency, you can vary the amount of milk.

Hint: By the way, I'd advise against low-fat milk. On the one hand, whole milk has slightly more calories, but also more valuable ingredients and the fatty acids it contains are healthy. The milk fat it contains binds vitamin A and vitamin D and thus contributes to a good absorption of nutrients.

Now follow some ingredients with which you can give the yoghurt/quark mass the desired taste. My favourites are strawberries, blueberries, bananas, apples, pineapples, grapes, limes or kiwi depending on the season. Depending on the time, you can also combine different fruits. Lime and kiwi, apple and banana, all a question of taste. You shouldn't eat too one-sided anyway, and experiment more often and try out other variations and foods. If you eat a healthy and conscious diet, you can also treat yourself to some icing sugar as a topping because of its appearance. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Recipe: Lemon Strawberry Bomb

kraken.jpgAt the weekend I had a delicious and healthy dessert to match the strawberry season. A tasty protein bomb consisting of lemon and low-fat curd cupcakes and a cream consisting of curd cheese, cream cheese, some whipped cream and plenty of strawberries, of course!

Especially low-fat quark has a very good ratio of protein to calorie. For example, 100g low-fat curd cheese consists of over 12% protein at only about 67kcal. It also contains many good nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, zinc and calcium. The protein of low-fat quark is composed of about 80 % casein (milk protein) and 20 % whey (whey protein), and at just one Euro per 500g low-fat quark, you can hardly get a full-fledged product from which you can conjure up a delicious dessert not only for children's birthdays - and of course a recommendable adult dish for after sports!

List of ingredients and preparation of the lemon strawberry bomb

lemon strawberry - protein bomb

  • 500g low-fat curd cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 organic lemon
  • 500g strawberries
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 200ml whipped cream
  • optional some icing sugar

First wash the lemon with hot water, dry and lightly grate the peel and put it in a bowl. Then squeeze the lemon and put the juice in another bowl.

Then whip about 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice together with the eggs and a pinch of salt until foamy. Now add 400g of the low-fat quark, a tablespoon of the fresh cheese, the flour and the lemon zest and stir in.

Now line a muffin tray muffin tray with 12 paper moulds and fill with the quark mixture. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (circulating air) and bake the cupcakes for about 20 minutes. After baking, allow the cupcakes to cool for approx. 45 minutes. Last but not least, mix the remaining low-fat curd cheese with 1 tablespoon cream cheese and whipped cream. Puree 3-4 strawberries and fold in as well. Then put the mixture in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.

Once the cupcakes have cooled, arrange them on a plate. Fill the gaps with quark mixture and garnish with strawberries and icing sugar. Then put in the fridge again for about 15 minutes. Ready - enjoy your meal!

Recipe: Party snack sheep cheese rolls

Now there's another party recipe for the weekend: super delicious sheep's cheese party rolls!

delicious sheep-cheese-bunsThe preparation does not take much longer than 30 minutes. But first you need the following ingredients for this baking recipe:

  • 100ml good oil
  • 250g yoghurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 400g flour
  • 1 pack of sheep cheese
  • 1/2 pack baking powder (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • some chopped parsley
  • sesame

Party snack preparation - sheep cheese rolls
First separate the eggs. Then mix the yoghurt, the egg white and the oil (e.g. good olive oil good olive oil) and season with some salt. Then mix the flour with the baking powder and mix well with the yoghurt mixture.

kraken.jpgNow put the sheep's cheese in a small bowl, crumble and mix with the chopped parsley. You can also add some spinach to the sheep's cheese. The sheep's cheese mass is now also lifted under the dough. Last but not least, simply form small rolls or balls out of the dough and lay them on a baking tray with baking paper. Spread the egg yolk over the dough and sprinkle with some sesame seeds.

These wonderful dough pieces are then baked for about 20 minutes at 200 degrees in the preheated oven on the middle shelf, and baked until the sheep's cheese rolls have a nice golden brown. This tip of the day simply tastes delicious - this party recipe is perfect as fingerfood fingerfood and goes perfectly with pizza, salad and everything else. Enjoy your meal!

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