Blue Monday Blueberry Muffins

December 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

The silly season is getting to me. The shops are crazy…the roads are insane and, as much as I hate wishing my life away, I wish Christmas would just come already and I can have a bit of a holiday. I’m trying to compensate for this end of year fatigue by eating more fruits and veggies in the hopes that by getting the right vitamins, it will boost my immune system and make me full of festive cheer.

Now I know that many muffins are actually just un-iced cupcakes in disguise but blueberry muffins are definately one of my favourites. I like this recipe in particular because it is made with frozen berries (easy to keep on hand in the freezer) and buttermilk. The recipe even gives you the freedom to use any berry or your preferred combination of your favourites. I found this recipe here: http://www.food24.com/Recipes/Berry-buttermilk-muffins-20091103 ages ago and I have used it ever since.

Berry buttermilk muffins

Ingredients

375g all purpose flour

120g sugar 

10ml baking powder

4ml bicarbonate of soda

5ml ground cinnamon

 2ml salt

 200g frozen berries

 2 eggs, beaten

400ml buttermilk

80ml sunflower oil

Method

In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in frozen berries. Make a well in centre of mixture. Pour in beaten eggs, buttermilk and oil. Stir together until flour is just moistened (do not overmix) and spoon into 12 large muffin cups (lightly buttered if non-stick, or buttered and floured). Bake at 190-200 ºC for about 25 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown. Cool slightly, then cool on a rack. Serve warm with butter. TOTAL KILOJOULE COUNT: 12 250 kJ (2 930 Cal). A portion: 1 020 kJ (245 Cal).
 
This recipe makes about 18 decent sized muffins and don’t me tempted to add more liquid as the batter is fairly thick. If you add even just 100ml more buttermilk, your berries will sink to the bottom of the muffin.
 
Coming up later this week: Microwave Christmas Fruit Cake

9 responses to Blue Monday Blueberry Muffins

  1. I love blueberry muffins & these sound really easy to make! I think I’ll give them a try when my sons are home with me for Christmas! :)

  2. I thought it was just our little town (opps, city) that has gone mad!

    • I have no idea what is going on this year. I went to Canal Walk in late October and it was as busy as it usually is 5 days before Christmas…I shudder to think what it will look like when the schools are closed and everyone is on holiday – especially after the 15th of December *runs screaming*

  3. I loooove Blueberry muffins!! I soo agree with you about Cape Town being so busy – it is already to much for me!!

    • Thx for the comment Pink. I have absolutely no idea what is up with Cape Town so early into the festive season. It is a nightmare being on the roads and every single parking lot is so busy. Online shopping is looking mighty tempting right now ;o)

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