Eat away your blues

26 Jan

by making some lovely little dark chocolate blueberry muffins! These buggers will give you a smile on the inside and the outside! Nothing blue about blueberries! You see them everywhere, you’re just invited to fill your kitchen with the scent of blueberry pie, cheesecake, muffins, whatever your craving desires! In London especially, they’re on for a very good price, so when I stroll in the grocery store and I see these, I have to think of imaginative ways to get my man to eat his five a day!

dark chocolate blueberry muffins

As you’ve probably realised already, he’s more of a primal eater.  To get this one to eat fruit takes some doing! Nothing better than blueberry muffins, full of antioxidants! I won’t mention that it has chocolate or sugar in though.. lets keep that on the down low!

flour

Dark Chocolate Blueberry muffins

Ingredients – make 9 – 12 muffins

2 x eggs

250 ml whole milk

85g melted butter

155g caster sugar

300g all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1/4 teaspoon of salt

200g blueberries

200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped/ dark chocolate chips

flour and egg

Preheat your oven to 190 degree Celsius. Sieve the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, 115g of the caster sugar and the salt together in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture.

baking

Take a measuring jug and add your milk and eggs to it. Beat together with a hand whisk.

Slowly add the egg and milk mixture to the flour mixture, while beating with an electric freestanding mixer on low speed. Increase the speed until smooth. Now add the melted butter and increase the speed again until all ingredients are combined. Do not overbeat, as this will cause your muffins to fall flat and not rise.

chopped chocolate

Add your blueberries to the batter and mix in by hand. Make sure it is mixed evenly.

chocolate and butter

Take your muffin pan/s and place muffin cases in each holder.

chocolate and butter

Scoop the batter mixture in so that it is half full.

blueberries

Now distribute the chocolate chips/chocolate pieces between the muffin cups.

blueberries and chocolate

Finish each one off with the remaining batter, allowing each holder to be 3/4 full.

muffin cups

Take the remaining sugar and sprinkle over each muffin holder.

muffin cups

Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown and jump back to the touch.

raw muffin cups

Enjoy with a steaming cup of tea or coffee and your relaxation has started!

dark chocolate blueberry muffins

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