Raspberry and white chocolate muffins – a ‘healthy’ version and Happy Birthday Mum!

Raspberry and white chocolate muffins

Raspberry and white chocolate muffin

I used to be a tomato hater but lover of anything tomatoey (like tomato pasta sauce). Now bruschetta is one of my favourite things. I don’t seem to have the same relationship with white chocolate though. I absolutely love anything flavoured with it but I’d never eat a piece of white chocolate. Strange aren’t I?

One of my favourite flavours with white chocolate is raspberry. I mentioned that I had an amazing white chocolate and raspberry muffin when I was out to breakfast on my Birthday last week and I couldn’t wait to make my own version at home.

Raspberry and white chocolate muffins

Raspberry and white chocolate muffins

I changed the recipe around to add some oats in place of some of the flour, used low-fat spread instead of butter and brown sugar (a little less than the original recipe) instead of white. The end result was just as good as the one I had at breakfast and they freeze really well too (I might have just had one for morning tea). I guarantee you won’t be disappointed if you whip up a batch of these!

Before I get to the recipe, it’s my Mum’s Birthday today. Happy Birthday Mum!!! I hope you have a fabulous day. xx

The ingredients

Whisking the dry ingredients

The best thing about muffins is they’re so very easy to make. Usually it’s just mixing up the dry ingredients together, mixing the wet ingredients together and then combining them. This recipe is no different. Start by whisking the sugar, oats, flour and baking powder together in a bowl until they’re well combined.

Stirring up the wet

In another bit bowl, stir up the eggs, yoghurt, melted low-fat spread and vanilla until they’re smooth.

Mixing them up

Tip the dry ingredients into the bowl and then stir it all together until everything is just combined.

Adding the star ingredients

Pour in the star ingredients, the raspberry and white chocolate (reserve a few raspberries) and fold them into the batter gently.

Baking time

Divide the batter between the muffin cases. I used half the recipe and made 5 muffins. Top each muffin with a few raspberries and then bake them at 180C fan-forced for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Resting

Leave them to rest for 5 minutes in the tin.

Cooling

Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Raspberry and white chocolate muffin

Dust the muffins with icing sugar to serve.

Raspberry and white chocolate muffin

I think they taste best after a little zap in the microwave and spread with a bit of butter. Enjoy!

So what about you? Do you have any strange things that you don’t like but you like them when they’re in a different form?

Raspberry and white chocolate muffin

 

Raspberry and white chocolate muffins adapted from Donna Hay

makes 10, approximately 250 calories per muffin

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Comments

  1. you are so clever how you adapt recipes – I wish I was so daring! They look delish-was just about to make them for Amy’s visit, but I think I will use your redipe

  2. They look wonderful Claire and I love the cases-very Donna Hay :D And a big happy birthday to your mum too!

    • Aren’t they pretty? I could say I made them myself but I bought them. They’re really just big squares of baking paper though. Thanks for the Bday wishes to mum.

  3. Happy Birthday Claire’s mum! You must be very sweet to have a daughter like Claire! I hope you get to have one of these wonderful-looking muffins on your birthday – how special that you two have birthdays so close together! And then there’s that other special day sneaking up very quickly……………… :)

    • Oh how kind you are to me Chris! It’s quite a celebratory month isn’t it?! It’s actually my sister’s Bday in 3 weeks too and then the big day the following week!!!

  4. I agree with you Claire. White chocolate and raspberries go so well together. Fabulous looking muffins. They are very indulgent looking. And happy birthday to the mother of the bride. How many sleeps is it now until the big day? Even I am starting to feel nervous for you! xx

    • Thank you! There are just 33 sleeps until the day! Haha don’t say that you’ll make me stress more. I’ve already started with the dreams. The other night the music man walked out and the night before I hadn’t written and vows. Mean tricks our minds play on us aren’t they?

  5. I feel that same way about white chocolate. A perfect baking ingredient. I know I’d love these muffins. Happy Birthday Mum!

  6. Yum! I want one of the muffins with a good cup of coffee!

  7. Jennifer | Mother Thyme says:

    Happy Birthday to your Mum! Wishing her a very Happy Birthday and a wonderful year! I love the combination of white chocolate and raspberry and these my friend look ah-mazing! :)

  8. I love the muffin wrappers you used! I’ve tried to make them numerous times in the past but I can never quite fold them the right way…

    • I’d love to say I made these but I bought them. I’ve never had luck making them myself either. I don’t know why though. When I unwrapped them they’re just a big square. It must all be in the technique!

  9. I have to say, i’m the same. I would never have opted milk / dark or any other variety for a white chocolate. However, when they’re in baked goods, i just know they’ll be awesome!

  10. I’m about to try this out but we only have low fat vanilla yogurt. Will that work or does it need to be changed?

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