Easy home-baked strawberry muffins

14 Apr

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The Hungry Mum family is meeting some friends in the morning for a beachside breakfast BBQ. We thought this mild autumn weather in Sydney would be a perfect time to catchup out of doors. Knowing how ravenous kids can be I baked some strawberry muffins for them to munch on while our breakfast poper is cooking. This recipe, from bestrecipes.com.au, was originally titled ‘Kim’s Moist Muffins.’ It is super easy and failsafe and versatile – everything you want in a muffin receipe [or any recipe, really]. If I knew how to link the site I would but I’m not that talented…

I had three punnets of strawberries in the fridge so I added some of those plus a handful of blueberries that were hanging around. I rounded that out with a pinch of allspice, which is my go to ingredient for all things baked. Kim herself suggested white choc & raspberry but almost anything can be used: mashed banana/sultanas/grated apple…

GATHER:

220g sifted self raising flour

1/2 cup caster sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

3/4 cup of milk [or buttermik if you have it]

1/4 cup vegetable oil [not olive oil as it is too strong-tasting]

150g added flavours [eg strawberries]

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C and line a muffin tin with wrappers.

Place flour and sugar in a large bowl, stir with a wooden spoon.

In a jug place egg, oil and milk, whisk. Add to flour mix and stir until just mixed [do not over mix]

Add in flavours then pour into muffin pans.

Bake 15-20 mins / until golden.

These are fab warm but also can be frozen in a ziplock bag when completely cool.

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11 Responses to “Easy home-baked strawberry muffins”

  1. Marti Cuatt April 14, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    These look yummy! I’m sure my daughter, who has a three day old baby, a very energetic three year old (almost – in two weeks) and husband who doesn’t cook, would love these for Sunday brunch :) Thanks for the recipe!

    • thehungrymum April 14, 2012 at 8:44 am #

      Perhaps this recipe could be the one for the non-cooking husband to try as his entree in to the cooking world? It is super simple and almost impossible to ruin.

      • Marti Cuatt April 14, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

        I’m sure they’d be fine for him to make, but it’s the getting him to do it that’s the hard bit.

  2. Marti Cuatt April 14, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    … forgot to mention I just happen to have frozen raspberries handy, so they’d be made from them

    • thehungrymum April 14, 2012 at 8:43 am #

      How great are frozen raspberries? They are a must item in my freezer and whole bags get used, seemingly overnight.

  3. MarksSparringPartner April 14, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Easy + anything made with strawberries = my kind of recipe! Will have to give them a go.

  4. Veggiewitch April 14, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    OMGosh! These are so gorgeous! I’m going to have to make this recipe soon.
    Veggiewitch ♥

  5. Marti Cuatt April 17, 2012 at 6:22 am #

    Made these this morning and they were great :) So easy and tasty. A little hint for you: did you know that a version of buttermilk can be made by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice to one cup of milk and letting stand a few minutes before using? It works a treat. Thanks again for the recipe.

  6. thehungrymum April 17, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Thank you for the shout-out! Don’t you just love the way this muffin recipe is so versatile? You can mix & match & add & subtract and it still turns out fab. Your Anzacs look delectable, they are on my ‘to make’ list this week, too.

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  1. Anzacs, muffins and morning tea part 1 | The Infatuated Foodie - April 17, 2012

    [...] new baby boy.  It took the pressure off her and gave me the excuse to cook a version of The Hungry Mum’s Easy Strawberry Muffins, with raspberries instead of strawberries, along with Paul’s favourite biscuits (known as [...]

  2. Anzacs, muffins and morning tea part 2 | The Infatuated Foodie - April 17, 2012

    [...] in-laws who were meeting my new baby grandson for the first time.  I baked Anzac biscuits and The Hungry Mum’s Easy Home Baked Strawberry Muffins, but with raspberries.  I must say, The Hungry Mum’s muffins look way prettier, but I can [...]

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