Saturday, 13 July 2013

Sugar - free, chocolate and blueberry muffins

Today I would like to present sugar - free, chocolate and blueberry muffins. The recipe comes form 'Easy muffins' cookbook. Those muffins are quite tasty, soft, gently chocolaty with juicy bits of fresh fruits. The best when freshly baked, on next day turn a little bit dry. What is interesting the sugar was replaced by orange juice, so real sugar content depends on type of orange juice used. The best of course would be the freshly squeezed  juice. Anyway dark chocolate and blueberries belong to  super foods which, I believe, make those muffins slightly healthier then others. Enjoy !

Ingredients for 10 - 12 muffins:
  • 225g flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp allspice or mixed spice
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp canola oil
  • 175ml orange juice
  • freshly grate orange zest (skipped)
  • 100g fresh blueberries
  • 45g dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 200C. Line muffin tin with paper cases. 

Sift the flour into a big bowl. Add the baking powder, allspice, cocoa and whisk them well. Then stir in the chocolate chips. Set aside.

In separate bowl whisk the eggs, mix them with oil and orange juice. Then add the blueberries. Pour the wet ingredients mixture into a bowl with dry ingredients and stir with spoon until just combined. 

Spoon the batter into paper cases up to 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes until well risen. Leave them in baking tin for a few minutes then transfer to the wire rack to cool down.

Enjoy !

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