Blueberry & Apple Muffins

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

Ingredients

Combine the dry, then add the wet ingredients, mixing the wet together before slowly incorporating the dry.

Wet + Dry

Once that’s combined, add your fruit (or whatever you’ve chosen).

Fixins

Pop the mixture into your muffin tin & sprinkle with a little extra sugar.

Sugar Coated

Pop them in to bake and see how long you can wait before eating one!

Baked

Blueberry & Apple Muffins
Makes 12

  • 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
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C (160C fan forced).
  2. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with party cases.
  3. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  4. Make a well in the centre and add all wet ingredients.
  5. Mix until combined.
  6. Add fruit and mix through.
  7. Spoon into prepared muffin tins and bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden.

Other options:

  • 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.

Ready to eat

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