Caitriona Redmond's Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

"My kids love these muffins made with over-ripe bananas, which is a great way to use up fruit that might seem past its best."

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Servings: 12 people

Preparation

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (170 degrees for a fan oven). Line a muffin tray with 12 cases.

Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy, then crack in your first egg and continue beating until it is combined. Repeat another two times until the eggs are gone.

Add the flours and baking powder and mix again. If you find the mixture is a little stiff at this stage add a tablespoon or two of milk. Once all the flour is combined, stir in the fresh blueberries.

Spoon the mixture between the 12 cases, then sprinkle the top with the oats.

Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes until cooked through. Use a skewer to test whether the muffins are cooked by inserting it into the centre of a muffin. If it is clean when removed then they are cooked.

Allow to cool completely before serving as the blueberries can be hotter than the rest of the muffins!

These muffins will keep for up to 3 days in a sealed container…if they last that long.

Ingredients

150g butter
75g caster sugar
3 medium eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
100g wholemeal flour
150g plain flour
150g fresh blueberries
25g oats (for the topping)

Ingredients

150g butter
75g caster sugar
3 medium eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
100g wholemeal flour
150g plain flour
150g fresh blueberries
25g oats (for the topping)

Preparation

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius (170 degrees for a fan oven). Line a muffin tray with 12 cases.

Beat the butter and sugar together until creamy, then crack in your first egg and continue beating until it is combined. Repeat another two times until the eggs are gone.

Add the flours and baking powder and mix again. If you find the mixture is a little stiff at this stage add a tablespoon or two of milk. Once all the flour is combined, stir in the fresh blueberries.

Spoon the mixture between the 12 cases, then sprinkle the top with the oats.

Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes until cooked through. Use a skewer to test whether the muffins are cooked by inserting it into the centre of a muffin. If it is clean when removed then they are cooked.

Allow to cool completely before serving as the blueberries can be hotter than the rest of the muffins!

These muffins will keep for up to 3 days in a sealed container…if they last that long.