Mmmm Muffins

It was a little cooler today so I decided to make some muffins for the kids to have after school. In winter I like to get up early and make these so they are fresh and warm when the kids wake up.

I have a basic recipe which I just vary to suit the mood. Today I added raspberries and white chocolate chips – mmm yum! They are super easy and quick to make. Hope you like them.

Basic Muffin Recipe

Dry Mix
2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup sugar
(add chocolate chips to this mix)

Wet Mix
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup oil
(add 1/2 cup raspberries to this mix)

Combine all your dry mix in one bowl. In a separate bowl combine all the ingredients for your wet mix. I like to use coconut oil, not just for the health benefits, but also for the flavor and moisture. If you decide to use coconut oil warm the milk slightly as cold milk with cause the coconut oil to solidify.

Line your muffin tray with paper cups or grease and flour tin. Add your wet mix to the dry and mix with a spoon until just combined. Don’t worry about lumps in the mixture. Lumps will mean fluffy muffins but if you over mix they will be heavy.

Spoon mix into muffin tray. You should get 12 muffins. Bake at 180C (350F) for approx 15 mins. They should spring back gently when touched. Remove from tin and cool on a rack, but feel free to sample while warm (just be careful because fruit holds heat). Enjoy and share with friends.

Some other options are banana & choc chip, chocolate (1/4 cup cocoa and take out 1/4 cup of flour), honey & coconut. You can also grate apple or carrot into the wet mix & then add honey. The options are only limited by your imagination.

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About embracingtheimperfections

I am a mother of six children. My children's ages range from 20 down to 1, so we are dealing with a lot of different ages and stages, not to mention a lot of different personalities. One of my twins has cerebral palsy so that adds yet another dimension to our lives. Along my journey so far I have learnt that life is far from perfect and that sometimes it's the imperfections that round out the harsh edges and give it a quality that is precious and unique. My love of the imperfect extends into my home life too. I love all things vintage, hand crafted, home grown and home cooked. I love to be creative and I love learning. I am definitely not a minimalist! I aspire to be tidy and organized but I am realizing that with six children, three cats and a crazy black Labrador that is probably beyond my capabilities, so I embrace the beautiful chaos that ensues!
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