I grew up in a home that always had baked goods hidden away, whether it was choc chip cookies, ANZACs, slices, muffins, there was always something. My mother is something of a domestic goddess.
While I don’t bake anywhere near as much as she did nor do I have a fully stocked pantry full of sweet treats, sometimes I like to dream I’m that woman. The kind that has it all sorted and could put on a full spread should friends decide to drop by. The reality isn’t quite as glossy but I can pretend. These muffins are the perfect sweet treat to make at the start of the week & fill out lunches, keep for snacks. This is a one bowl wonder, no fancy equipment required!
This recipe is the perfect base as you can add almost whatever you like! I made a batch yesterday with banana & peanut butter and have already thought up a half dozen other combinations I can’t wait to try out.
It starts with a small list of ingredients
Combine the dry, then add the wet ingredients, mixing the wet together before slowly incorporating the dry.
Once that’s combined, add your fruit (or whatever you’ve chosen).
Pop the mixture into your muffin tin & sprinkle with a little extra sugar.
Pop them in to bake and see how long you can wait before eating one!
Blueberry & Apple Muffins
- 2 1/2 C self raising flour
- 3/4 C caster sugar
- 1 t baking powder
- 1 t vanilla
- 1/2 C milk
- 1/2 C vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 C frozen blueberries
- 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and diced
- Preheat your oven to 180C (160C fan forced).
- Line a 12 hole muffin tin with party cases.
- Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Make a well in the centre and add all wet ingredients.
- Mix until combined.
- Add fruit and mix through.
- Spoon into prepared muffin tins and bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden.
- 1 C mashed banana (+ 1/4 C peanut butter or Nutella)
- Make a crumble mix (butter, sugar, flour) and sprinkle on top
- 1 C fresh, chopped strawberries
- Pitted cherries and dark chocolate drops
- 1/4 C dried cranberries and 1/4 C chopped almonds
- 1-2 medium apples, peeled, cored, diced + 1/2 t cinnamon, 1/4 t nutmeg (top with crumble)
- 1/4 C dried apricot + 1/4 C coconut
Tip: if you get half way through & realise you don’t have any eggs, mash up enough banana to fill 1/4 cup and that will be a sufficient substitute. I learned this one through experience.