Fruits of the forest muffins

For breakfast, with a cup of tea, or packed in a lunchbox, these fluffy, fruity muffins from Andy McLeish have delicious nuggets of white chocolate hidden inside and a crunchy oat topping. Any seasonal berries would work well in these muffins, but frozen berries are a good option when they're not in season.

First published in 2015
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Ingredients

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  • 300g of plain flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 120g of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower oil
  • 275ml of milk
  • 100g of white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 100g of frozen mixed berries
  • 50g of black cherries in syrup, tinned, pips removed
  • 90g of crunchy oat cereal, nut free

Equipment

  • Muffin tin
  • Muffin papers

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
2
Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl and then add the sugar
  • 300g of plain flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 125g of granulated sugar
3
Crack the egg into a separate bowl and add the oil, beat until light and fluffy. Then, add the milk and whisk the mixture for 1 minute
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of sunflower oil
  • 275ml of milk
4
Fold the egg mix into the flour - be careful not to over-mix but ensure the flour is mixed in. There may still be a few lumps but this is fine
5
Roughly chop the cherries and fold in to the mix along with the chocolate and mixed berries
6
Place the muffin papers in a muffin tray and spoon in the mixture. Remove any raisins from the crunchy oat cereal and sprinkle onto the top of each muffin - you could also use seeds instead
  • 90g of crunchy oat cereal, nut free
7
Bake the muffins for 25 minutes until risen and golden brown
8
Remove the muffins from the oven and allow to cool in the tray before placing on a wire rack. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days
First published in 2015
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Andy McLeish takes the field to fork ethos seriously, hunting and butchering his own game to ensure his menus at Chapter One offer the finest of local ingredients treated with respect.

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