Wholemeal Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Had a sudden craving for Blueberry Muffins on Saturday morning, just about managed to avoid that section in the supermarket and figured I’d make a family-friendly recipe – with fresh fruits, not too sugary and wholemeal for extra bonus points.

Adelyn loved them so much she had two and then didn’t have enough appetite for lunch – oops!

Adapted from a recipe of Gordon Ramsey’s to take out a bit of the sugar 🙂

Makes 9 Toddler-Sized portions (i.e. cupcake-sized) and 6 Grown-Up Muffins!

2 very ripe large bananas

300g wholemeal flour

1½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Pinch of fine sea salt

80g light muscovado or brown sugar

284ml carton buttermilk

1 large egg, lightly beaten

75g light olive oil (or melted butter)

200g blueberries, rinsed and drained

1 tbsp demerara sugar

Preheat your oven to 180C and depending on how you want to prioritise your bake, either line with 9x cupcake cases (for your wee ones) or 6x muffin cases (for the elders) – you’ll be baking in two batches to ensure even cooking.

Peel and lightly mash the bananas in a bowl – put aside for now.

Combine the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl, so the flour, baking powder, bicarb, salt and sugar.

Make a well in the middle of the mixing bowl and add the wet ingredients – the buttermilk, egg, olive oil and bananas. Fold together quickly and stop when combined – don’t overmix.

Tip in the blueberries and give the mix a couple of gentle stirs to combine.

Spoon the mixture into your prepared cases.

For the Toddler Portion, bake for 15-18mins till golden, risen and dry when poked in the centre with a toothpick.

For the Grown-Up portion – bake for 20mins till golden etc.

Carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool a bit – at least until cool enough to eat!

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