Saturday, March 7, 2015

Raspberry and Oat Muffins






These beautiful Raspberry and Oat Muffins are deliciously moist and not too sweet, making them an ideal tea time treat or part of a breakfast buffet table… 
The rolled oats provide an excellent texture with a slightly creamy taste, and the raspberries add a brilliant fruity flavour which is very welcome in a muffin such as this.
A dusting of icing sugar and a striking red raspberry nestled on the top earn these lovely muffins a special place in our family recipe collection!

And how simple and enjoyable they are to make!  The aroma of baking muffins wafting through the house…what could be nicer on a morning spent pottering about the home…?
Once the morning’s tasks are complete, take a well-earned moment to ‘smell the roses’ and settle down on the couch outside with a few delightful magazines for inspiration and a pretty teapot of steaming Ceylon tea… 

I do hope you enjoy these lovely little muffins – or ‘fairy cakes’ as I call them because they are simply so pretty and dainty…

Oh, and I must thank my dear mother for growing these gorgeous raspberries!  What a sweet delight to use home-grown organic raspberries in ones baking…they are so sweet and juicy!




 Raspberry and Oat Muffins
Recipe adapted from Food Lover’s Breads and Muffins
Makes 12

100g rolled oats
250ml milk
1 egg
¾ cup castor sugar
¼ cup melted butter
150g cake flour
2tsp baking powder
½tsp bicarbonate of soda
250g raspberries
Icing sugar, to decorate

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.  Line a 12 hole muffin pan with paper cases.
Put the oats into a large bowl and add the milk.
Put the egg, sugar and melted butter in a jug and mix together with a fork.
Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl.  Add half the raspberries and stir gently.
Add the liquid ingredients to the flour mixture.
Add the oats and milk and gently stir to combine.
Divide the mixture evenly between the muffin cases.
Bake for 15-20 minutes until well risen and firm. 
Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Decorate each muffin with the remaining raspberries and serve dusted with sifted icing sugar.

Blessings to you, dearest readers!

 
“Whoever is happy will make others happy to.”  Anne Frank

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14 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

Those look so good. One of my favorite fruits is raspberries. When we lived in Manitoba I use to grow them. We always enjoyed have raspberries in the summer and the frozen ones in the winter. Miss being able to grow them.

Stephanie said...

These look divine, my friend! How I would love to spend tea time with you while enjoying sweet fellowship - wouldn't that be grand! Have a blessed Sunday, sweet Kelley-Anne! And thank you for sharing this lovely recipe at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh...dearest Stephanie!! That would certainly be so very wonderful! Aww! I pray that one day I may have the delightful privilege of meeting you!
Hope your day is a very special and beautiful one!
Hugs to you and lots of love!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh! How lovely! I think we take it quite for granted that we can grow such a vast quantity of fruits and veggies...thank you for the reminder to enjoy and thank the Lord for every blessing! And I do hope that you can grow raspberries once again - I know how sweet and delicious homegrown ones are!
I do so appreciate your sweet visit - thank you!
Hope your day is simply splendid! Hugs!

Sarah said...

These look so yummy! Just want to say that I love your blog! It's very encouraging to read and I always enjoy seeing your beautiful photos! Blessings!
~Sarah~
http://allthingsvintage-sc.blogspot.com/

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello very dearest Sarah! Oh! How lovely to hear from you again - I'm off to visit your beautiful blog now! Hugs to you and thank you for your sweet comment:). Love, Kelly-Anne

Kira Krutulis said...

These look great! The blogosphere is so chock full of delicious looking recipes that I can't wait to try...adding one to my to-bake list! :)

Libby @ Simplicity and Domesticity said...

These look simply delicious, Kelly-Anne :) And so adorable, too! How fun it would be to enjoy a cup of tea with you in person and visit! I hope your upcoming week is beautiful and blessed!

Love and hugs to you, sweet friend <3

Bethany Carson said...

Mmmm! They look delicious! We grow raspberries in our garden and freeze some for enjoyment over the winter.

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

You also grow berries! That is so lovely...ours never last till winter! Much love to you Bethany!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Indeed it would, dearest Libby! I couldn't think of anything lovelier than sipping tea and chatting away with you...
I'm so very glad to have met you in the blog world and pray that someday I may meet you in real life!
May you have a blessed day, my friend! Sending you a hug!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh Kira! I have to agree! ...so many delectable recipes yet so little time...:). Hope you give this one a try - it truly is very yummy! Hugs to you and thank you so much for visiting!

Conniecrafter said...

MMMM these sound so good, my hubby has gone Gluten free so I am on the search for those kinds of recipes, but maybe I could convert this recipe :) Thanks for stopping by my blog !

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh, I hope you're able to convert this recipe - it really is so good! Thank you for visiting, Connie! How lovely to have you! Blessings!