This is one of my favorite recipes as I love blackberries. I have been waiting for a chance to share this with you all. As promised, with all my recipes, this is fast, easy, and perfect for the whole family!! These made perfect afternoon snacks at the park and the kids loved the flower shape. Pack them up for a picnic or serve them as dessert after a light dinner.
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 1/3 cup unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup caster sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup fresh blackberries or any alternative berry
- 1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 F or 180 C
Grease muffin tray, or use silicone trays or muffin cases
In a medium, bowl mix butter and sugar together with a fork
In a separate bowl, beat together milk and egg
Add milk/egg mixture slowly to your butter/sugar bowl, mixing in between with a fork
Add your flour, baking powder, and baking soda
Do not beat smooth, leave batter slightly lumpy
In a separate bowl, using a fork, slightly smash blackberries, leaving some whole
Add to batter and stir in gently, leaving a swirl effect
Pour batter into muffin tray or cases
Bake for 18 minutes or until golden brown (cooking times may vary in various ovens)
Cut across the middle, add a thin layer of butter while still warm, and serve with coffee, tea or a glass of cold milk.
If you don't like blackberries, why not try it with blueberries or raspberries, or both for an alternative flavor!
I love baking a lot more than I do cooking, only because I am not so good at the latter yet. But when I am looking for a good recipe to make time and time again and mold into my own, it has to be fast, easy to prepare and something that I can share with the whole family. The first few times I made this, it was a bit too dense and then the taste was off, slowly but surely I found what worked and made into something I make all the time now. That’s the beautiful of baking/cooking you can tweak it to your own taste buds. With a picky family like mine, this is a must! Although, Mr P with his incredibly large sweet tooth, still would prefer these sweeter! Even after I explained it’s a muffin not a cupcake, he wasn’t convince. But the rest of us, my mother in law, included, scarfed them down, no problem. More for us, Mr P! Thank you!
Do you like blackberries? Have any great recipes you have tried out using them? Would love to hear, comment below? Or try my recipe out and let me know what you and your family think!!!
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WOW! Jenny these look amazing. I’m going to make some and let you know how I get on 🙂 #TastyTuesdays x
Glad you think so, let me know how you get on!!! IG or Tweet me a photo! Love to see how yours turn out. I love blackberries.
Denise (mum on a mission for a better life) says
These look and sound delicious! I am a big fan of blackberries so I am adding this to my list of recipes to try. 🙂 #TastyTuesdays
Thanks Denise. I am too. I am always looking for recipes with blackberries in them. I love them in my spinach & kale smoothies too! So delicious. Let me know how you get on if you try them.
I love blackberries, these look absolutely amazing.
Thanks Alison, I was really excited how great they turned out. I have made them a bunch of times and alternate between various berries but blackberry is my favorite.
sarah hill wheeler (@hill_wheeler) says
These look great, and rich with fruit. Will try your variation….always on the lookout for the perfect muffin recipe! #TastyTuesdays.
Oh I hope it wins and stands up to your standards then. Thanks. I love muffins bursting with fruit.
Sara (@mumturnedmom) says
Yum! Love blackberries, next time they are on offer I’m going to make these 🙂 #TastyTuesdays
I can’t wait to go home to the usa and try this with huckleberries. I bet it would be even better.
Jess @ Along Came Cherry says
I love muffins so much, I’ve just stopped eating dairy but I might give these a go with dairy free spread and almond milk and see how they turn out! x
Oh yes do and let me know how they turn out Jess. I am a huge muffin lover myself. I make this a million different ways.
Ooh yummy. I love blackberries, I am also in love with your baking tray!!! #Tastytuesdays
Sam @ And then the fun began... says
Mmm, Jenny I am a self confessed muffin making and loving fan ever since I realised that muffins are one of the easiest things you can bake! I’ve even got a whole recipe book just devoted to muffins and I’ve baked both sweet and savoury ones. I love blackberries too and I agree they are very versatile. Sometimes I have even considered attempting to get some cheeky veg into the kids by making carrot or courgette ones but unfortunately they’re not huge fans of cake (weirdos!) All the more to add to my muffin-top 😉 #TastyTuesdays
Your muffins look delicious! Fab food styling, too! Mel #TastyTuesdays
Thank you, I am trying to get better with my photography, of my food, of my kids, and of everything pretty. I love styling photos. So fun, just wish I had better space and lighting in my house to do better with it. I was happy with these though they were delicious too.
Tina Holmes says
This looks delicious,got to try this one out soon I think. Photos look fab too #TastyTuesdays
Capture by Lucy says
Absolutely LOVE these photos – I haven’t even taken in the recipe I was too busy leaning in to lick the screen!!! You can really see how much passion you have for your blog photography and you should be amazingly proud! Your style is shining! xxxx
Oh Lucy you just made me cry. I am really trying to get better. Someday I would love to photograph food for a recipe book or magazine. But years off and only food I suck with humans. Lol biggest hugs.