Mixed berry muffins
Easy-to-make mixed berry muffins stuffed with fresh berries is a great way to use up left-over fruit and makes for excellent lunchbox fillers or easy snacks.
You see all that glorious berries? Those can be found in every recipe, in every way, shape and form in the Ryder household currently. We are making the most of the last few weeks of glorious summer fruit and stuffing them into every recipe we can. Smoothies? Yup. Cakes? Of course! Snacking on them as is, savoring the juicy tang? Uh, duh! Berries (and all summer fruit, really) are honestly one of the few things I genuinely adore about the hotter months and one of the only things I miss when the weather turns cold. So I’m over-indulging while I have the chance.
These berry muffins were an after-thought one Sunday afternoon when I had a few berries that were about to go bad in the fridge. I wanted to bake something to make lunchbox-packing easier during the week and knew that the luscious fruit would go beautifully in a bite-sized baked good. These muffins are crazy easy to throw together and require very little work on your part. The mix is a classic yoghurt-oil cake (one I’ve used many times before) and results in the most moist, tender crumb. That along with the tart, tangy berries make for one pretty desirable treat. Because of the fresh fruit in the muffins, they don’t last quite as long (probably around 3-4 days) but that shouldn’t be a problem because honestly, they are completely irresistible.
- 250g (approximately 2 cups) flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 250ml (1 cup) Greek yoghurt
- 200g (approximately ¾ cup) caster sugar
- 3 extra-large eggs
- 125ml (1/2 cup) canola oil
- 1½ cups mixed berries (chop strawberries roughly, if using)
- 3 tablespoons flour (to coat the berries)
- zest of 1 lemon
- Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and line a 12-hole muffin pan with cupcake/muffin liners.
- Sift together the cake flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Pour the yoghurt mixture into the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
- Coat the berries in the 3 tablespoons of flour. Shake off the excess and fold into the muffin batter.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared muffin cases and place in the oven.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the muffins are gold brown and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.