The last few days I have been checking in our refrigerator to clean up all the left overs fresh food and putting in every meal that I could think. From all the ingredients I could two boxes with a few blueberries and few raspberries, so the best thing I could think were to make a fruit muffins. So here is my experiment in fruit muffins, a good way to work out the left overs and have a sweet treat at home, something that everybody loves.
Ingredients for 12 muffins:
- 200 gr. plain flour
- 7 gr. baking powder
- 200 gr. caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- A pinch of salt
- 200 ml sunflower oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 60 gr. jam (raspberries or whatever you have)
- 200 gr. frozen berries (raspberries, blueberries, …)
To start mix all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar and salt), sieving the flour of course, in one bowl. In a mixing bowl add the eggs, oil, vanilla and jam, use the mixer at high speed to get a more light mixture after that add the dry ingredients. Mix all well at low speed to make sure you have a smooth batter, then set up the mixer at higher speed for about a minute, add after that the berries. Using a a wooden spatula work the the berries in the batter.
At this point turn on your oven at 180 degrees, add the cases to your muffin form. Fill in the cases for about 2/3 with butter and bake 20 to 25 minutes until the muffins are nice and brown and if you stick a toothpick in the middle comes out dry of batter, could be is moist from the fruit, but that is ok.
The muffins in my case got a purple colour due to the frozen blueberries, the give more colour. But even the strange colour were fantastic with a cup of coffee.