Anti-Ageing Muffins… For Reals.

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 31 - 2011

Blueberries.

Not only are they Leila’s favourite fruit but they make amazing muffins and considering that of ALL fresh fruits, the humble Blueberry has the highest antioxidant capacity. You’d be doing yourself a massive favour by devouring as many as you can get away with before you run out of ways to kid yourself.

image source

For the sake of our skins, I thought I’d share the blueberry muffin recipe I went overboard on last weekend.  It’s quick, easy and very, very moreish.  Oh yeah, and healthy.  Honest.

This recipe makes 6 GIANT (coffee shop style) muffins… because I don’t do things by halves.  If you want a great silicone muffin tin, I really recommend these.  If you want one of those mini-muffin tins, get. off. my. blog.

250g (2 cups) plain flour
150g (3/4 cup) sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs (beaten)
180ml (3/4 cup) milk
115g (1/2 cup) melted butter
150g (1 cup) blueberries, fresh or frozen

1. Pop your muffin liners in your tin and pre-set your oven to 150 degrees celsius (fan oven).

2. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and combine the dry ingredients well.

3. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk and melted butter.

4. Pour the combined wet ingredients into the combined dry ingredients, stirring only until all flour is combined.  Do not over-mix.

5. Add the blueberries, again, stirring just until incorporated.

6. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups and bake the muffins for 35 minutes or until golden.  Test that they’re done by inserting a toothpick or similar into the center (it should come out clean).

7. Nom.

Cheaper than face cream.


12 Responses to “Anti-Ageing Muffins… For Reals.”

  1. Rhamnousia says:

    I liken mini muffins to dark chocolate. If you’re going to have a treat, make sure it’s a treat. Since when has dark chocolate ever pleased a lover of kiddy milk chocolate? If you’re calling yourself a treat, you better be something I like.

    Anyway, I’m a bit suspicious of blueberries. Every time I buy them, their taste varies. Sometimes I get really nice sweet ones, then I get ones that are really bitter and then I get (my favourite) the mixutre of sweet and zingy.

  2. You are making me very hungry!! Love blueberries!

  3. Louise says:

    Why am I one diet neeeeed muffins for skin benefits 😉

  4. Sabah says:

    Haha i love how number 7 says ‘Nom’! 😀

  5. Jen says:

    Ooh these look good!

    I love blueberry muffins, and I am convinced they are healthy as they have fruit in them. Logic right?

    A good tip for the blueberries is to shake them in some flour before adding to the mix as it stops them sinking – not that yours have – lucky! Also an overly generous sprinking of a mix of demerara sugar and cinnamon on the top = delicious.

  6. Vijaya says:

    Those look sooooo delicious. What I wouldn’t give for a blueberry muffin right now!

  7. Yum…they look delicious! I love blueberries – have been devouring boxes of them lately!

  8. Tass says:

    YUM. These count as one of my five a day right? Then I should make them and eat 5…

  9. Beauty Notes says:

    Oooo yum. I’m not much of a cook myself, buy these look amazing and the step by step guide looks pretty easy to follow. I can’t wait to try these out!

    x

  10. Sydney says:

    Bluberry muffins are my favourite and these look AMAZING!

  11. NeenaJ says:

    I made these yesterday from a batch of fresh from the farm bluberries. While mine didn’t turn out as golden as yours (my oven’s a piece of crap), they were delicious!

    p.s. I love how the muffin tins say American Jumbo. As an American, I can testify that most food things on this side of the pond are jumbo as a standard 😉

  12. Eat muffins, look amazing!!! 😉

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

The Lipstick League - Week of 22.04.13

Question of the Week – What are your favorite body washes (or bar soaps, body scrubs or bubble baths) that are currently sitting in your …

Bonkers for Bunting!

Just a quick one this morning before I head out for the day because I wanted to show you the ridiculously cute crocheted bunting that …

BBLL – Saturday 3rd April 2010

~ Rae just finished a four-week “photo diary” review series with the new L’Oreal Lash Boosting Serum. Check out her results and enter to win …

LUSH Colour Supplement in Light Pink

Light Pink my bum. I picked up the LUSH Colour Supplement in shade Light Pink a few months ago.  In theory, I love the idea.  …

Win it! Revitalash Volumizing Mascara - FIVE up for grabs!

Small children and babies are often bestowed with the gift of incredible lashes.  Have you looked into a four year old’s eyes recently?  Go find …

The Lipstick League - Week of 17-03-2014

Question of the Week: What is your all-time favorite drugstore lipstick? Answer:  Oh boy.  Hardest question ever.  Can I name a range of lipsticks rather …

Food Friday: Sheenie’s (magnificent) Butter Chicken

Sheenie is one half of blogging superduo Just Nice Things and the lady can’t half cook up a storm in the kitchen.  She’s just started …

Glitter Gal Holographic Giveaway!

I love many things… the smell of freshly-cut grass, Leila telling me that my dress looks pretty, a slice of bread devoured hot from the …

A graphic NOTD from BarryM Gelly Papaya!

Like a four year old with a brand new craft set, I’ve finally gotten to grips with my nail striping tapes that I bought about …

The Lipstick League – Week of 22.10.12

Congratulations to Clumps of Mascara, Vampy Varnish and Nouveau Cheap for being featured on the new Wet n Wild Cosmetics “Beauty Ambassador Favorites” display, coming …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads