Blackberry and Oat muffins using Spelt flour.

Blackberry and Oat Muffins.




I always have a bag of wholemeal flour, of some kind, in my cupboards. For me, it gives a nutty wholesome flavour, to my baking, that you don’t get with ordinary white flour. Couple this with brown sugar and you have a really nice additional toffee taste.

As it’s berry season, which seems to be very early this year, with our never ending heat way, I thought blackberries would make a change.

You should get 14 good sized muffins out of this mixture. If you use an ice-cream scoop, to fill the muffin cases, you’ll get them all evenly sized. You can use different fruits, and if the berries you find or buy are a little too large, just slice them to a more manageable size to mix into the batter.

Let me know how you get on.

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Blackberry and Oat Muffins.

Blackberry and Oat muffins using Spelt flour.

You should get 14 good sized muffins out of this mixture. If you use an ice-cream scoop, to fill the muffin cases, you’ll get them all evenly sized. You can use different fruits, and if the berries you find or buy are a little too large, just slice them to a more manageable size to mix into the batter.

  • Author: Lynn Hill
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 14 - 15
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: baking

Ingredients

  • 250g wholemeal Spelt flour
  • 1tbs baking powder
  • 170g soft brown sugar
  • 50g porridge oats
  • 115g butter (melted)
  • 4tbs milk (whole or semi skimmed)
  • 150g greek style natural yoghurt
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g fresh blackberries ( if they are too large, chop them down to a more manacle size)
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons of Demerara sugar for the topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180deg Fan (I use a steam bake oven)
    Place 14/15 muffin cases into a couple of muffin tins. Doing this will help support the muffins as they bake and will avoid the mixture spreading out.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together until well combined. (Flour, baking powder, sugar and oats)
  3. In a large jug, mix all the wet ingredients together until well combined. (melted butter, milk, yogurt, egg and Vanilla extract)
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Add the berries to the cake batter and gently mix until the berries are well incorporated into the batter. Using an ice cream scoop. Evenly fill the muffin cases.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 mins or until baked. Testing the centre of each muffin with a skewer until it comes out clean.
  7. Sprinkle each muffin with demerara sugar while still warm. If you wish, you can pop them back into the oven for a moment, to allow the sugar to melt a little.

Notes

Will keep in an airtight container only for a few days as they contain fresh fruit. They will keep longer if kept in the fridge.

 

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