2 Snacks To Make And Munch Watching The Football

Egg Muffins

♥ Mushroom Masala Egg Muffins
♥ Banana Nut Bites 

How to make simple vegan banana nut bites.

Moreish Mushroom Masala Egg Muffin recipe and full details of these super snacks follow.


Hurray the Euro’s have begun! I love a good football tournament and this 2016 one has already got off to a scintillating start.

The Dubai summer has well and truly kicked in meaning it is too uncomfortably hot to plan activities outside.  Televised football events are a great opportunity to get friends round together to watch the match indoors.

With that, it’s always nice to share some good snacks along with the drinks.  Most shop bought snacks are usually fried and full of salt or sugar.  I’m thinking crisps, tortilla chips and nuts as the usual suspects for causing a fattening crunch during the game.

Banana Nut Bites

Instead of consuming all the unhealthy calories why not try these two vegetarian baked delights which actually have some nutritional value.  Mushroom masala egg muffins and banana nut bites.  Something savoury and something sweet to satisfy those taste buds.

Egg Muffins

These mushroom masala morsels are egg muffins with a bang!  The spicy egg idea is inspired from a memory of eating tasty masala omelettes in India, whilst holidaying with my parents.

This recipe will produce lighter, fluffier and moist egg muffins compared to the denser versions for low-carb diets.  This is achieved by adding milk, whisking up the egg and the release of natural juices from all the vegetables.  Egg muffins packed with buckets of filling and flavour!

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  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Grease a 12 hole muffin tin. Grease liberally to ensure the egg does not stick. If using silicone, no need to grease as much.
  2. Chop the tomatoes, mushrooms, onion and green chilli (if using), into small pieces. Crush or mince the garlic. Grate the cheese. Chop the coriander finely.
  3. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl, add the salt and whisk until foamy. Use an electric whisk for ease. Gradually pour in the milk and carry on whisking until the mixture has at least doubled in volume and become frothy. Gently stir in the garlic, curry powder and half of the coriander.
  4. Evenly distribute the onion, mushroom, tomato and green chilli into each of the muffin holes.
  5. Pour the egg mixture evenly into each hole covering all the chopped vegetables. Sprinkle some cheese on top of each muffin.
  6. Place the muffin tray in the oven and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Leave the muffins in the tray for at least 10 minutes. The muffins will carry on cooking and will shrink slightly.
  7. Using a blunt knife, scrape around the edges to help release each muffin out. Garnish with the rest of the chopped coriander. Enjoy warm or cold later.
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For something egg-free, the banana nut bites are a true revelation.  Only three main ingredients to conjure up a satisfying chew and crunch in one bite.  This snack is a cross between flapjack and oat cookies without added syrup or butter.

Banana Nut Bites

They are refined sugar-free meaning there is no guilt on aimlessly chomping on them while watching the game.  These are especially great for children as they won’t spike up sugar levels but the banana and cinnamon flavour adds comfort and natural sweetness.

Although they are not the prettiest little bite, they are sure to please any crowd being dairy-free, gluten-free (using gluten-free oats) and most importantly delicious.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a baking tray and grease well (with oil if vegan).
  2. Roughly chop the walnuts into small pieces keeping some of the pieces chunky. Peel the bananas.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mash the banana until runny and quite smooth.
  4. Pour in the oats, chopped walnuts and cinnamon.
  5. Mix and combine well into a dough.
  6. Scoop off a heaped teaspoon of dough. Then using another teaspoon shape into a uniform piece. Squash the piece down onto the tray. Repeat to use up the dough which should make 20 pieces. Sprinkle a few seeds onto each piece and gently stick down using your fingers.
  7. Place the tray into the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before serving. Or cool completely and store in an airtight container.
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These tasty snacks will keep you fuelled well for cheering on your team. Enjoy making and munching them.  Let me know how you get on with the recipes and what team you are supporting!

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