I will happily confess that I am a sucker for the reduced items in the supermarket. I love a bargain and if I spy those yellow reduced stickers I will take a look. This weekend I picked up some raspberries and blackberries reduced down so grabbed them. The boys had a nibble at them and with the rest I made these Berry Oaty Muffins.
Of course I had a little helper in the shape of Alex. Muffins are great for little ones to help with, they are so simple and don’t require too much beating. I always find when i am making muffins that to get them to rise nicely and to have that muffin look on top I have to start them off at a high temperature before turning down the oven down slightly about halfway through cooking time to stop them burning on top.
I made 9 muffins with thsee ingredients though my muffin tray is smaller than average, so it would probably make 6 large muffins.
1 egg, beaten
60ml vegetable oil
100g caster sugar
200g self raising flour
2tbsp porridge oats
Berries(I used a couple of handfuls of blackberries and raspberries)
Preheat your oven to 200°C, and prepare your muffin tin. In a large mixing bowl, measure our your flour, sugar and oats, make a well in the centre and add your wet ingredients and your choice of berries. Stir together until the ingredients are just combined. Add the muffin batter into your muffin tin, fill them until about 3/4 full and pop into the oven. Bake for 10 minutes before turning the temperature down to around 180°C for a further 10 minutes(longer if needed).