Published On: Fri, Jan 15th, 2016

Blueberry and Banana Muffins

There are few things in life that are better than a delicious blueberry muffin, except perhaps for these blueberry muffins by Dr. Oetker, which are made with ripe bananas for a delciously moist bake. 

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Blueberry and Banana Muffins

Preparation and cooking time: 60 minutes

Makes: 12 muffins

For the muffins:

  • 75 ml Sunflower Oil (Vegetable or Coconut Oil can also be used)
  • Banana x 1 Medium over ripe (thoroughly mashed with a fork)
  • 200 g Blueberries (Fresh) Optional extra for decoration
  • Lemon Zest of 1 lemon
  • 220 ml Buttermilk
  • 75 g Light Muscovado Sugar
  • Medium Eggs x 2 (beaten lightly)
  • 250 g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
  • Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Sachet x 1 (5g)
  • Dr. Oetker Cupcake Cases (12 cases)

For the topping:

  • 150 g Quark
  • 150 g Cream Cheese
  • 40 g Icing Sugar (5 tbsp)
  • 5 ml Dr. Oetker Sicilian Lemon Extract (1 tsp)
  • Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Grinder (for the topping)
  • 10 g Dried Banana (Banana slices for decoration)

Method:

  1. To make the muffins preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F or gas mark 4) and place the Cupcake Cases on a baking tray.
  1. In a stand mixer or with an electric hand beater, mix the muscovado sugar and sunflower oil together until well mixed and in a liquid consistency. Add the mashed banana, lemon zest, buttermilk and egg to the sugar mix and beat well to combine everything together.
  1. Sift in the flour and Dr. Oetker Baking Powder and very lightly mix until just combined. Add the blueberries and gently fold in. Divide mixture between the Cupcake Cases
  1. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. You may need an additional 5 minutes until they are springy to touch. Allow to cool and turn out onto cooling racks after 10 minutes.
  1. To top the muffins, take the quark and cream cheese straight from the fridge and gently mix together with sugar and lemon extract. Don’t over beat. Gently spread the desired amount of topping over of each muffin.
  1. To finish, add a slice of dried banana and a couple of extra blueberries. Your muffins are now ready to serve and enjoy.

TIP:

For the cake batter use a plastic piping bag to pipe the mixture into your cake cases more neatly and evenly.

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