Sweet

Raspberry Streusel Muffins

I have days when taking a deep breath is too time consuming. I work on strict deadlines, on a number of projects and very rarely do I have time for myself and more often than not, to respond to messages/emails/phone calls! But somehow, I always make that extra effort to go into the kitchen in the early A.M. and whip up something decadently sweet, which eventually fills up a number of stomachs in the house! There is something that is so soothing about baking that just makes the rest of the hectic chaotic day worth it.

I had a fair bit of raspberries left over from the shoot of Raspberry Double Fudge Brownies and decided a muffin is in order. I initially started off aiming for an eggless version, but the eggs got the better of me and I succumbed to adding one in. I enjoy the crunch of a cinnamon streusel, which goes delightfully with almonds and raspberries.

Note: You can substitute with any other berries or fruit, either defrosted or fresh, or even a thickened coulis or jam.

The Recipe
Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/3 cup raspberries
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup almond flakes
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a smaller bowl stir the streusel ingredients together and set aside.
  • Heat the oven to 200┬░C and prepare the muffin tin.
  • In a bigger bowl, whisk the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the egg and both extracts and whisk for a few more minutes.
  • Then add the yogurt and baking powder, baking soda and salt and combine.
  • Fold in the flour and combine to remove any dry lumps.
  • Place two mini scoops or one regular scoop into each muffin liner.
  • Add a few raspberries in the centre of each muffin.
  • Sprinkle the streusel on top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.