Chocolate Raspberry Muffins …

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Okay, so a muffin isn’t necessarily going to be the healthiest snack out there but this recipe is definitely an improvement on one of my old favourites.  I’ve added apple puree, which reduces the quantity of butter used and I also used low fat or skim milk, which I do in most of my recipes.  These two things add up to less saturated fat and also fewer calories (or kilojoules).  Try these little gems and see what you think.  My verdict … yum!!

 

Chocolate Raspberry Muffins ...
 
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Ingredients ...
  • 1 ¾ cups plain flour (I used plain gluten-free flour)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (I used raw Cacao)
  • ⅓ cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons apple puree
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup low fat or skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 teaspoons raspberry jam
Method ...
  1. Place cupcake cases in a 12-hole muffin tray and preheat oven to 200C. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa into a large bowl and then stir in the castor sugar and chocolate chips making a well in the centre.
  2. Combine apple puree, eggs, milk and melted butter, mixing until well combined. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and fold together until just combined being careful not to over mix.
  3. Using only a tablespoon of the mixture, fill each cupcake case. Spoon ½ teaspoon of raspberry jam into the centre of each muffin and then top each muffin with the remaining mixture. Bake for 14 minutes and test the muffins are cooked by inserting a skewer into a muffin, which should come out clean.

 

Clever Tricks, Tips & Hints …

 

I’ve substituted the plain flour with gluten free plain flour for this recipe.  When I bake, I use either Orgran or White Wings … both make beautiful gluten free flours and either brand I find I can substitute cup for cup without impacting on texture or density.

 

So tell me, what’s your favourite muffin flavour?

 

Comments

  1. this is the second time today you have me drooling over my keyboard 😉 xx

    • Sorry about that – next time you’re at the supermarket you’ll need to grab the ingredients you need and whip up a batch of these – great for kids lunches!

  2. I made some chocolate muffins and I have to say that they were a bit too moreish. I ate three of them in a row-oops! 😛

    • I know, Lorraine … that’s an occupational hazard of being a food blogger! These little gems are delightful, especially when they’re hot and straight from the oven.

  3. These sound delicious, can they be frozen ???

    • Hello Julie and thanks for your comment. These muffins do freeze well but I find they don’t last long enough to make it into the freezer (at least not in my house)!

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