Make a batch of delicious blackberry muffins to enjoy as a delicious mid-morning treat. These muffins can be made with either fresh or frozen blackberries, so you can enjoy their delicious flavor all year round. Alternatively, during the summer months you can take the opportunity to embark on an exciting foraging adventure and collect fresh blackberries that will take your muffins to a whole new level. Bursting with sweet and tangy goodness, these blackberry muffins are the perfect way to satisfy your cravings and brighten your morning.
- 100g unsalted butter, softened
- 65g powdered sugar
- 65g light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 125g Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 5 tbsp milk
- 250g self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 200g blackberries (fresh or frozen), halved if large
Blackberry muffins recipe
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
- Mix butter and sugar for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Gradually add the eggs and stir until everything is well mixed.
- Mix in yogurt, vanilla and milk.
- Fold in the flour, baking powder and a pinch of fine salt until a smooth dough forms.
- Finally, fold in 150 g of the blackberries and fill the muffin cups ¾ full.
- Stick 2 blackberries (or 4 halves) into the top of each muffin, sticking out slightly.
- Bake for 8 minutes, then reduce the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4 and bake for a further 20-25 minutes, until the dough is risen and golden brown and a cocktail pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Equipment and tools
To make these delicious blackberry muffins you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- Whisk or electric mixer
- Muffin tin
- Muffin tins
- Cooling rack
- spatula or spoon
Please note the following allergen information for these blackberry muffins:
- This recipe contains dairy products (unsalted butter, Greek yogurt).
- It also contains eggs and gluten (self-raising flour).
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers or want to save these blackberry muffins for later, here are some helpful tips:
- Allow muffins to cool completely before storing.
- Place them in an airtight container or wrap tightly with plastic wrap.
- You can store them at room temperature for up to 2 days.
- If you want them to last longer, store them in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- To freeze, wrap each muffin individually in plastic wrap and place in a freezer-safe bag or container.
- Frozen muffins will last up to 3 months.
Health Benefits of Blackberry Muffins
Blackberry muffins not only taste delicious but also have several health benefits. Packed with healthy ingredients, these muffins are a perfect breakfast or snack option. Let’s take a closer look at some of the health benefits these delicious treats offer.
1. Rich in antioxidants
One of the key health benefits of blackberry muffins is their high antioxidant content. Blackberries, the main ingredient in these muffins, are rich in antioxidants that protect the body from harmful free radicals. Antioxidants play a crucial role in preventing cell damage and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.
2. Excellent source of fiber
Another benefit of including blackberry muffins in your diet is their fiber content. Since the recipe contains 200g of blackberries, these muffins are an excellent source of fiber. Fiber supports digestion, promotes regular bowel movements and can help lower cholesterol levels. Eating fiber-rich foods like blackberry muffins can also help with weight control.
3. Nutrient-rich ingredients
The ingredients used in blackberry muffins provide a number of essential nutrients. Greek yogurt, for example, contains protein, calcium and probiotics that support digestive health and strengthen bones. Additionally, self-raising flour provides carbohydrates for energy, while milk and eggs contribute to their protein content.
4. Low added sugar
Compared to many store-bought muffins, homemade blackberry muffins often contain less added sugar. This recipe uses a combination of light brown sugar and powdered sugar, which can be adjusted based on personal taste. A diet low in added sugars benefits overall health and reduces the risk of conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
5. Possible immune-boosting effect
Blackberries contain vitamin C, which is known to support the immune system. By incorporating blackberry muffins into your diet, you may be able to improve your body’s ability to fight off infections and stay healthy.
Incorporating blackberry muffins into your diet can be a wonderful way to enjoy a tasty treat while reaping the numerous health benefits they offer. Remember to enjoy these muffins in moderation as part of a balanced diet.