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Mixed berry muffins

 In Baked Goods, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetarian

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.

Mixed berry muffins

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.

Mixed berry muffins

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.

Mixed berry muffins

Mixed berry muffins
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Easy-to-make muffins stuffed with fresh berries is a great way to use up left-over fruit and makes for excellent lunchbox fillers or easy snacks.
Recipe type: Baking, Baked goods, muffins
Serves: 12 muffins
  • 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
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°c and line a 12-hole muffin pan with cupcake/muffin liners.
  2. Sift together the cake flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Pour the yoghurt mixture into the dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  5. Coat the berries in the 3 tablespoons of flour. Shake off the excess and fold into the muffin batter.
  6. Transfer the batter to the prepared muffin cases and place in the oven.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the muffins are gold brown and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before serving.
  9. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Laura | Tutti Dolci

    You can never go wrong with a good berry muffin. These beauties belong at breakfast! 🙂

    • Alida Ryder

      Right? And there’s no better way to use up left-over berries. x

  • Hayley

    Hi Alida, do you think I could use frozen berries instead? Maybe if I drefrost them first? Or would it mess with the consistency?

    • Alida Ryder

      I wouldn’t de-frost them before, that might make them too mushy. I’m not sure how the frozen berries will change the consistency as these are already very tender and soft. Perhaps add a few tablespoons more flour to counteract the added moisture?

  • Cathy

    Could I use only blueberries in this recipe?

    • Alida Ryder

      Yes of course, this recipe would make awesome blueberry muffins.

  • Valerie

    Your photos are so pretty. And these muffins look great!

  • Sam

    I have so many berries needing to be used up, I’m definitely making these muffins tomorrow!

  • Cori @ Sweet Coralice

    Yesss! These look berry perfect!! Love it 🙂

  • Reply

    Perfect little lunch box treat Alida! So packed with berries. They look delicious.

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