Coffee Muffins

I love coffee. I live in Norway so I’m not alone! Follow this link to find out that Norwegians imported half a percent of all the coffee produced in the world in 2010. They drink 5 cups per day on average and I can confirm that even when they come visit in the evening they rarely say no to a cup of coffee. Proper stuff from a coffee press though, not the instant granules. I first smiled a bit at this coffee madness but now I’m part of it.

coffee muffins

 

These muffins contain coffee, so they are not suitable for children. They are, however, suitable for Norwegians as well as anybody else who likes coffee.

coffee muffins

This recipe makes 12 muffins.

 

coffee muffinsIngredients:

2 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp instant coffee

a little warm water to dissolve the coffee in

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1 cup milk

1/4 cup rapeseed oil

1/4 cup applesauce (or oil if you have no applesauce)

 

For decoration: 24 whole almonds

 

 

 

Preheat your oven to 200C/400F. Prepare a 12 muffin tray.

In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

In a smaller bowl mix applesauce, oil, milk, egg and coffee dissolved in a little water. Don’t use very hot water or your egg will cook.

Once mixed pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and blend but don’t overmix. Some people say that stirring muffin dough 10 times is enough. I might stir a bit longer if I still see a lot of dry patches but not too long.

coffee muffins

Pour into the muffin cups/tray or whatever you’re using. Decorate with almonds.

 

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, check with a skewer.

 

coffee muffins

 

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Scary Looking Dried Fruit Loaf

Today is Halloween, so there must be Halloween everything. Halloween costumes, candy, parties and everything else. So here’s my contribution: the scary looking cake. There is nothing scary about making it though. I rarely like to slave over a cake for many hours. Cake for me is something I can make quickly while talking on the phone to a friend or waiting for potatoes to cook. Plus baking time, obviously. But that’s no work, just set the timer and you’re free to go.

dried fruit loaf

This is one of those cakes which shamelessly grow almost out of their form and then crack in the middle. Yum!

 

So here it goes, you will need the following:

 

dried fruit loafdry ingredients:

2 1/2 cup plain flour

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

 

wet ingredients:

1/4 cup of rapeseed oil

1/4 cup of applesauce (you can use oil here if you have no applesauce)

2 eggs

1 cup milk

 

dried fruit:

4 dried figs, chopped

3 Tbsp raisins

3 Tbsp dried cranberry

also: a couple of teaspoons of jam for decoration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preheat your oven to 200C/395F.

Mix all of the dry ingredients in  a bowl and once the baking powder and salt are well distributed in the flour, start adding wet ingredients.

This recipe calls for oil and applesauce, which is one of my ways of making it lower in fat but if you don’t have applesauce it’s perfectly ok to just use oil instead.

Once all of the wet ingredients are added and the mixture is blended (just use a spatula, no need for a kitchen robot) add the dried fruit.

dried fruit loaf

Line a loaf tray with baking paper and pour the mixture in. At the end spoon a little jam on top for decoration and the ‘scary’ look. I used blueberry jam but I imagine a red jam would be even better.

Bake for 55 minutes to 1 hour. Check with a skewer.

dried fruit loaf

 

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Amazing Blueberry Core Goodness Muffins

Did you know you can use applesauce as a substitute for part of the oil or butter when baking?

 

I make a lot of my own applesauce, I try to get apples from people who don’t pick them from their trees etc. and even buy them when I have no choice. Later I process and cook them into applesauce together with their skins. Then I use it for so many things that I wonder how did I ever live without it. The biggest discovery for me though is how it can be used instead of fat in cakes. I substitute most of the fat without compromising the taste and adding vitamins and dietary fibre instead! Isn’t that just the ultimate hack?

 

And here’s the first recipe with applesauce I am publishing. You can, however use canola oil instead and the muffins will still be delicious.

blueberry core muffins

 

Amazing Blueberry Core Goodness Muffins

 

Ingredients:

2 eggs

¼ cup applesauce

¼ cup canola oil

1 cup milk

1 ¾ cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ cup sugar

3 Tbsp blueberry jam OR blueberries from the freezer

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/390F.
  2. Blend all of the ingredients except blueberries in a bowl. Do not overmix it so the muffins won’t be hard.
  3. Once blended, pour ⅓ of the mixture into another bowl and blend with the blueberries.
  4. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases and to each one of them pour a tablespoon of the white dough, then a tablespoon of the blueberry dough and top with the rest of the white mixture.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes.

blueberry core muffins

 

Enjoy! They are truly delicious, nice and moist inside. They disappear quickly though.

That’s why I have three muffin pans, for the times I want the muffins to stay un-devoured for more than 12 hours. 🙂

 

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