Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Oaty blueberry muffins and Mornflake giveaway

Oaty blueberry muffins

I think that muffins have a bad reputation these days. I blame this on the huge (size of a planet, seriously), sickly sweet and artificially flavoured muffins that are sold in coffee chains everywhere. Well I say it's time to claim back muffins!  


These tender, moist blueberry muffins are packed with oaty goodness and lots of fibre. There are also super easy to make and can be prepped and baked in under 30 minutes. I have deliberately kept them not overly sweet so if you prefer them a little sweeter you can increase the sugar in the batter or top them with an easy cream cheese glaze.

I used a selection of Mornflake products in this recipe – I love their jumbo oats both for breakfast and in baking and their oatbran is a staple for my skinny pancakes. Mornflake are giving one lucky Supergolden Bakes reader a chance to win a fabulous selection of their products. Head over to Facebook for a bonus overnight oats recipe plus more details and a chance to enter.

Ingredients

Dry
100 | 3.6oz Mornflake jumbo oats
200 | 7oz spelt flour (or plain flour)
2 tbsp Mornflake oatbran
150g | 5.3oz golden caster sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

Wet
220g | 7.8oz sour cream
Juice of 1/2 lemon
75ml | 2.7fl oz coconut oil, melted (or vegetable oil)
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
200 | 7oz blueberries

Topping
4 tbsp dark brown sugar
2 tbsp oatbran
1 tsp cinnamon

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 220C (430F). Line a 12 hole tin with muffin cases.
2. Put the jumbo oats in a food processor or mini chopper and blitz until they are the consistency of ground almonds.
3. Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix together with a fork.
4. Put all the wet ingredients (apart from the blueberries) in a measuring jug and briefly mix together.
5. Pour the wet into the dry ingredients and combine the two using a spoon or spatula. Don't stir too much or the muffins will become tough. 
6. Half fill the muffin cases and then share the berries between them. Sink the berries into the batter using your fingers.
7. Sprinkle some of the topping on each muffin and bake for 15-20 minutes. They should feel firm on top and a skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean.


Oaty blueberry muffins


Oaty blueberry muffins



Monday, 21 July 2014

#CookBlogShare round up July 14 – 20



I think the latest #CookBlogShare may have been the best yet! So many delicious entries that I had to highlight four this week instead of the usual three. 

And I do hope if you are on Google+ that you will come and join the #CookBlogShare community and on Pinterest follow the dedicated board – it's a great way of sharing your recipes with a wider audience.

First up a glorious Chocolate Pomegranate Cake with Lemon Curd and Strawberries from Choclette – happy belated birthday by the way, this looks like fantastic way to celebrate.



Continuing the birthday theme is this ingenious Chocolate Orange Camp-fire Cake from Elisabeth's Kitchen. I just knew she would come up with a clever way to bake a cake while camping. There's no stopping a determined food blogger...




From the rustic to the very elegant - Floating Islands by Orsi – check out her beautiful blog (you will need Google translate unless you are fluent in Hungarian) and her Sweet News crowdsourcing initiative.




And last we have a Strawberry Daiquiri Traybake from Laura of I'd Much Rather Bake Than... Although I usually prefer my daiquiris in liquid form this looks very tempting indeed!


Directly below is a brand new #CookBlogShare ‘linky’ ready for you to add any recipe posts you would like to share. All recipes and food bloggers are welcome. There's no theme to follow and you can link any recipe sweet or savoury, old or new. All I ask is that you display the badge and link back to this post. 

#CookBlogShare guidelines
• Link up your post using the InLinkz tool below
• Please add the “Cook, Blog, Share” badge to your post and link back to this page. If you need help tweet me (@supergolden88) or comment below and I will walk you through it : )
• Spread the word - lets get this party started! 
• Come back next Monday to check the write up and join a new #CookBlogShare link party.
• Tweet me your entry @supergolden88 using #CookBlogShare hashtag and I will RT.
• Do check the other entries if you get a chance and share the comment love.


Link and share your recipes to #CookBlogShare week of 21 – 27 July