Friday, 8 November 2013

Very Berry Muffins

These little beauties are my all time favourite.  They are so easy to make and great for breakfast... and well, really nice to eat any time. I found frozen berries are so useful for this recipe. It's not only because you can make them whenever you feel like it but frozen berries keep their shape better than fresh berries when you mix them. I like using mixed berries rather than one kind. It's lovely to enjoy different berries in every bite. Literally bursting in flavour.  I posted this recipe in the summer as these berries really are summer berries, but as I suggested using them frozen, they really are "any time berries". So I always have a bag of frozen berries in the freezer. They really are handy.

Ingredients (8 muffins) 

  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 150g Sugar
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 100ml Milk
  • 60ml Vegetable Oil  (4 Tbsp)
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • 1 tsp  Lemon juice 
  • 125g Frozen mixed berries   


  1. Preheat oven to 200c (180c Fan)  and add paper cases to a muffin tray.
  2. Measure out flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Then add the frozen mixed berries. (DO NOT defrost the berries. When the berries are added do not mix until the wet mixture is added)  
  3. Measure milk and oil in a large measuring jug. Add egg, lemon juice and vanilla, then whisk well.
  4. Add the wet mixture (3) into the dry mixture (2).  Stir until just combined. The mixture will be lumpy.  Do NOT over mix.    
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.