Another flavour of my Easiest Ever Muffins -the classic combo, Chocolate and Strawberries.
These muffins are so easy to make. All you need to do is just place a large mixing bowl on a scale and keep adding and mixing all ingredients in order. If you are looking for something to do with your kids during this school holiday, maybe this is a good one.
Ingredients (about 8-9 small muffins)
80g of Almond Meal
50g of Self-raising Flour
30g of good quality Pure Cocoa Powder
50g of Sugar
30g of Milk
40g of Unsalted Butter- melted
20g of Olive Oil (or any of your favourite oil)
60 of Dark Chocolate Chips (or nay of your favourite chocolate)
200g of Strawberries
2 Teaspoons of Lemon Juice
2 Teaspoons of Sugar
- Preheat oven to 200◦C. Line a muffin tin with paper muffin cups. Shift almond meal, self-raising flour and cocoa powder together.
- Place all of the ingredients for the strawberries in a small microwavable bowl. Cover it with gladwrap and microwave it for 1 minute. Put it aside.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until the sugar is dissolved completely. Add milk, melted butter and olive oil to the bowl and combine them well.
- Add the almond meal, the self-raising flour and the cocoa powder into the mixture. Combine them gently until they disappear. Do not mix as gluten will come out and the muffins will be dense*.
- 5 add chocolate chips and the strawberries including all of the juice into the mixture. Fold them into the mixture gently. Again do not mix.
- Pour the mixture evenly into the prepared muffin cups. Bake them for 15-18 minutes or until they are just cooked (until a wooden skewer inserted into the centre of muffin comes out clean).
- Take them out from the oven and cool them down on a wire rack.
Note: *how to combine dry ingredients into wet ingredients gently.
I use a wire whisk. Scrap and scoop the mixture with the whisk and lift up and drop it. Repeat this until dry ingredients disappear into the mixture. It helps to work quickly when you turn the mixing bowl in the opposite direction of the shills scrapping the mixture.