Friday, 14 December 2012

Two in one muffin mix: Blueberry & banana muffins, and Raspberry & white chocolate muffins


This is an easy way to make great tasting muffins. Remember you can change some of the ingredients and experiment with new flavours, too! We made one batch of muffin mixture and then split it into two to make the different flavour muffins.

Ingredients
For the muffin mix:
250g plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
85g caster sugar
250ml milk
3 eggs (beaten)
115g unsalted butter (melted)

For the flavours:
175g blueberries
2-3 bananas (peeled and mashed)
Handful of raspberries
75g white chocolate chunks

Method
Prepare the muffin mix by:
1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C.
2. Line a muffin tray with paper cases.
3. Mix the flour, baking powder and sugar together in a bowl.
4. In a second bowl, whisk the eggs, melted butter and milk together.
5. Then mix the contents of both bowls together. Do not mix it too much. That way it will stay light and fluffy. It does not matter if the mixture is lumpy.

For the flavours - Blueberry & banana:
1. Take around half of the muffin mix.
2. Peel and mash the bananas using a fork.
3. Add the bananas to the muffin mix, folding the bananas in. Don't stir it too much.
4. Add the blueberries to the mix and fold in. Squish some between your finger and thumb as you put them in. This gives some pretty swirls in the muffins and gives a nice flavour. Don't squish all of them, though, or it won't cook properly.
5. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and put in the oven. They need about 20-25 minutes, until the tops are firm and golden. Then take them out of the oven, cool for a few minutes and then put them on a wire rack to cool completely.

Raspberry & white chocolate:
1. Whilst the other muffins are baking, take the other half of the uncooked muffin mix.
2. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
3. Fold in the raspberries.
4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and put in the oven. They need about 20-25 minutes, until the tops are firm and golden. Then take them out of the oven, cool for a few minutes and then put them on a wire rack to cool completely.

These muffins really are delicious - why don't you try them yourself?


This recipe has been adapted from a recipe in "How to Cook" by DK books. 

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