These are so simple to make. And good for you! They are a great little muffin to get going in the morning- if you are like me and can't stomach a feed first thing, then these little things with a mug a tea will start you out on a good foot!
It's a recipe that I have evolved over the years but one that I can almost claim to be entirely my own :) Obviously... no recipe is entirely ones own, hence my use of almost and sure most ingredients in regular day-to-day baking are all the same anyway. But none-the-less, this recipe is one I have tinkered with, again and again, and now I think it's perfect.
This yields 12 muffin size cakes but you'll get more if you go with the fairy size cases.
- 125g self raising flour
- 100g plain flour
- 1 good teaspoon baking powder
- 2 large eggs (free range)
- 225g caster sugar
- 110g butter
- 150ml low fat milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla (or one, or none, if you prefer it not so vanilla-y)
- 200g mixed berries ( I used a forest fruits mix of berries here. I had them in my freezer they go in here frozen)
- 100g rolled oats ( I use an organic oats and seeds mix)
- Heat the oven to 180 C.
- Cream the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy and then add the eggs one at a time until the yolks disappear.
- Dry whisk together the flours, baking powder and oats.
- Add half flour and the half milk to the butter mix.
- Add your vanilla.
- Fold in the fruit but be careful not to over mix.
- Fill cases 2/3 full and then pop in your oven for 20-25 minutes until nice an golden on top, your cake test comes
For those of you who are regulars round here, you'll notice this is a re-post of sorts. I remade the recipe in a "healthier" way as I am including it over at Laura Loves Cakes for the Calendar Cakes Challenge.
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It's a baking challenge run alternate months between Laura Loves Cakes and Dolly Bakes . The theme of this month is "New Year, New You". Healthy eating challenges are hard for me as a baker, but I think these muffins are a good morning staple. You could of course substitute the sugar for a low-cal sweetener, but I don't have anything like that in the house. The rolled oats and seeds are a wholegrain, naturally low in sugar and a great source of fibre.
Sure what's not to love?