Thursday, 21 January 2016

Muffins Quartet

And breakfast is served!

Was brainstorming for breakfast ideas for my husbands and his team at work, a lot of them are having their new year resolution:: get fit after all those food fest over Christmas and New Year.  Humm... what could I bake to tempt them to dig in?

Here is the answer:  make the muffins light!  I got this blueberry muffin recipe from inspiredtaste and gave a little twist on the sugar level + add on ingredients.

One flavour to serve is a bit too boring, that's why I made 4 choices for them.

Below is the recipe - feel free to try some other flavours!

Muffins - make 16pcs


200g flour
80g granulated sugar
80g brown sugar
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
60 ml vegetable oil
2 large egg
160ml semi-skimmed milk

Preheat oven at 200C.

In a large bowl mix well flour, sugar, baking powder and salt by a fork.

Pour vegetable oil into a measuring jug than add in the egg.  Afterwards, pour in the milk until it reaches to 2 cup.  Mix well.

Now make a hole in the flour mixture, and pour in the oil mixture.  Combine carefully with a fork and that makes the basic muffin batter.

Now, separate the batter into 4 medium sized bowls, and add in the different flavours separately.
It should be quite dry and thick in texture, if it is too wet, add a bit more flour and more milk if too dry.

Below is the variations of the 4 flavours I made:

Very Berry Muffin

2 fresh strawberries, chopped
6 fresh raspberries, chopped
1/4 cup dried blueberries
1 1/2 tbsp raspberry jam
1 1/2 tbsp rolled oat
*On muffin top: small pieces of berries and sprinkle with a handful of white sugar

Seedy Morning

1 tbsp poppy seeds
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
1/2 lemon peel
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp rolled oat
*On muffin top:  sprinkle a handful of poppy, sunflower seeds and lemon peel


1 tbsp Cinnamon powder
1/4 cup dried blueberries
1 tbsp honey
*On muffin top: sift in a handful of cinnamon powder, sprinkle with white sugar and dried blueberries

Oh! Coco!

1/4 dark chocolate chips
2 tbsp cocoa powder
*On muffin top, put small chunks of dark and white chocolate

Add the toppings before putting in the oven!

Pour in the batter in a lined muffin tray, bake for 20 mins.

Grind a little white chocolate on top as a finishing touch.

My husband took the box to work this morning, and told me they were all sold out by 10am!
Not too bad?

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