Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Blackberry and Apple Muffins

My intention was to make a cake today to incorporate my blackberries and apples but on my search for a cake I came across this great recipe for muffins, so muffins it was to be again! Blackberry and apple is one of my favourite combinations together, the perfect marriage of flavours! There seems to be an abundance of blackberries in the UK at the moment (the season has come early) so if you want an excuse to bake something delicious then these muffins fit the bill.



Blackberry and Apple Muffins

Serves: Makes 18 muffins

Ingredients
200g Blackberries

3 Apples

2 Eggs

240ml Milk

120ml Vegetable Oil

200g Caster Sugar

375g Plain Flour (sifted)

4 teaspoons Baking Powder

1 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Topping
50g Demerara sugar

Preheat the oven to 200°C (gas mark 6, 400°F). Place the eggs, oil, sugar and milk in a large mixing bowl and beat together.
Sift flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon, and add to wet mixture, stir in thoroughly. Peel and core the apples, then cut them into small pieces. Gently stir the apples and blackberries into the mixture. Fill a muffin tray with paper muffin cases, and then fill each case to about two thirds full with the muffin mixture.
Sprinkle sugar over the tops of the muffins. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes.

19 comments:

Beth said...

I know what you mean about the season coming early -I couldn't believe it when I started seeing blackberries appearing. A lovely recipe - will be trying this one when I go blackberry picking at the weekend

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

A delicious recipe for muffins..They really look so irresistable!!

nicisme said...

Looks delicious Maria. Can't wait for ours to ripen a bit more.

Rosie said...

More yummy treats of muffins!! They look just as delicious Maria as trhe last ones:)

Rosie x

JillyB said...

I love blackberries and apples together so these are a winner. BTW, muffins win over here as you don't dirty a knife to get a portion!!

Bertworld said...

Looks like a great recipe - we're going to try it out this afternoon

Cynthia said...

HI there,

I've just baked up your recipe for blackberry apple muffins. I will honestly say that I grimaced when the recipe asked for weights of ingredients instead of volume (ie grams vs cups etc.) Luckily I had an old scale in pounds so I could covert fairly easily, but what a way to slow down baking progress. At least for me. Anyway, the muffins turned out pretty small. I think I would have removed half a teaspoon of salt and added a teaspoon of baking soda to help it all rise up. Another 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon would really bring up the flavor. Otherwise the combination of the blackberry and apple was deeelish. Thanks for the recipe. happy baking!

sarah said...

Just baked these and they are yummy!!

Cathryn said...

Picked some blackberries last week and wasn't sure what to do with them - was delighted to come across this site and find this amazing recipe. Absolutely gorgeous! Have made different varieties since - peach and raspberry and apple and sultana. Only bad thing is - my boyfriend keeps eating them all!

Sara said...

We went berry picking and used them in your apple and blackberry muffins, they are a triumph! Thanks for making me into a domestic goddess today!
Sara x

Sheri Gee said...

Beautiful muffins, made them this afternoon with my daughter. We had no butter in the house, so it was a joy to find your recipe. Thank you.

Jennifer-Laura said...

I made some apple and blackberry muffins with your recipe using apples and blackberries from my garden, they tasted great!

Suzzy said...

Cooking apples or eating apples?? This looks like a great recipe I can't wait to try it!

Shirley said...

While waiting to collect my granddaughter from school this afternoon I spotted some blackberries just waiting to be picked - decided muffins would be the perfect way to use them. Most recipes use butter, but I prefer oil, so I was delighted to find your recipe - thank you.

Shirley said...

While waiting to collect my granddaughter from school this afternoon I spotted some blackberries just waiting to be picked - decided muffins would be the perfect way to use them. Most recipes use butter, but I prefer oil, so I was delighted to find your recipe - thank you.

Anonymous said...

These muffins are just gorgeous! I baked these last week after picking lots of scrummy blackberries.

We are going out for tea this evening and we always bring cakes so I am making these as I know they will be a real winner.

Thank you for the recipe XXX

Anna said...

Delicious....easy too....absolute hit :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi, this recipe looks great, I've lots of blackberries to trying to find good ways to use them us, can I use the cooking apples in my garden or does it need to be eaters?

Maria♥ said...

You can try using your cooking apples but I think eaters would be better.