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!


  1. Glad you are back. The muffins look delightful!

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

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

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  4. 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.

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

  6. 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!

  7. Great muffins - a perfect breakfast treat

  8. 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

  9. 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


  10. Lovely muffins, easy to make and the family love them


  11. 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 :)


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