Weet-Bix is one of the few truly healthy breakfast cereals on the market with 5 Health Star rating. However, many cereals are laden with sugar, salt and preservatives.
This fantastic muffin recipe uses super healthy Weet-Bix and is sure to be popular with all the Weet-Bix junkies out there.
Weet-Bix Health Star Rating
A health star rating is a front-of-pack label that’s similar to the energy-efficiency star ratings you find on appliances. It gives consumers an “at-a-glance” snapshot of information about a food’s overall nutritional value.
The ratings range from half a star to five stars. The more stars it has the better, or healthier, a food product is.
The number of stars is based on nutrient-profiling criteria developed by Food Standards Australia New Zealand. It is based on 100g or 100ml of a product and considers the positive and negative aspects of a food.
The positive aspects are the food’s dietary fibre and protein, and how much fruit, vegetables, nuts or legumes it has. The negative aspects are energy content, saturated fat, total sugars, and sodium. These nutrients are associated with increased risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and obesity.
Read more about the Health Star Ratings over at Consumer.
For more great recipes for the lunchbox be sure to check out our Munch Lunchbox Cookbook which has a great Weet-Bix slice recipe in it.[shopify embed_type=”product” shop=”munch-nz.myshopify.com” product_handle=”munch-lunchbox-cookbook” show=”all”]
- 3 ripe bananas
- 4 Weet-Bix
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 80g butter, softened
- 1½ cups self-raising flour
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cup white or milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line with cases.
- In a medium bowl, mash the banana, crush in the Weet-Bix and add milk. Stir and set aside for 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs with margarine. Spoon in banana-Weet-Bix mixture and fold to combine.
- Add flour, sugar and chocolate chips to the mixture. Fold again until just combined.
- Spoon the mixture into prepared muffin tin.
- Bake for 20–25 minutes until golden, or until a skewer comes out clean.
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