Thursday, 30 April 2009

Apple and Blueberry Muffins

I’m sorry for my lack of blog posts lately but life has a habit of sometimes getting in the way and I lost my baking mojo somewhere along that path. I decided that using the blueberries I bought last week would be a good start in getting back into the goddess’s kitchen and finding my mojo again. After flicking through a few of my many cookbooks I opted for this easy muffin recipe and adapted it by adding chopped apples. These muffins are juicy and moist and packed with a delicious combination of flavours. What better way to start the day then a gorgeous fruity healthy muffin!

Apple and Blueberry Muffins

Makes 12

2 medium eggs
250ml/9fl oz semi-skimmed milk
250g/9oz golden caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
350g/12oz plain flour
4 tsp baking powder
250g/9oz blueberries, fresh or frozen
2 apples, cored, peeled and chopped into small pieces
Finely grated zest of 2 lemons

Preheat the oven to 200oC/180oC fan oven, mark 6. Line a muffin pan with 12 paper muffins cases.

Put the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla extract into a bowl and mix well.

In another bowl, sift the flour and baking powder together, then add the blueberries, chopped apple and lemon zest. Toss together and then make a well in the centre.

Pour the egg mixture into the flour, blueberries, apples and mix in gently – overbeating will make the muffins tough.

Divide the mixture among the muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes.

I'll be visiting all my favourite blogs and promise to try and not stay away so long next time!


Maria said...

Glad you are back. The muffins look delightful!

Reeni♥ said...

I'm so happy your back! From the look of these muffins so is your mojo! What yummy little breakfast treats.

The Caked Crusader said...

I love it when the blueberries burst and ooze delicious juice. Great looking muffins

Hope you're going to participate in Iron CUpcake: London. Details will be appearing on my site soon!

MaryBeth said...

I am now a follower of this fabulous blog, everything is absolutely wonderful looking. If I had to pick just one to consume I really don't think I could do it.

Mermaid Sweets said...

Welcome back, glad you found your mojo! (love that word).

C said...

Nice to see you back! Muffins are a great way of getting back into the kitchen - easy to make and quick gratification!

Blueberry and apple sounds like a great combo, and yours look fab!

Ruth E said...

Great muffins - a perfect breakfast treat

♥Rosie♥ said...

Great to *see* you back Maria. I can relate to the lack of blogging too as life sometimes takes a turn and not always possible to blog.

Your muffins look really scrummy!

Rosie x

Guinevere said...

I've baked these wonderful muffins twice. My boys love them and they're so easy to make. Thank you. I just found your blog and it's superb :D


Guinevere said...

Lovely muffins, easy to make and the family love them


daisy drewberry26 said...

Hello Maria! Just wanted to praise you on your wonderful recipes. I have tried several others and every time im truely happy. Thanks. Your great :)