Cakes By Catriona
Granola Muffins (For 9 jumbo size muffins or about 15 medium size cupcakes)
For the muffins
200g of pastry flour
8g of baking powder
5g (1tsp) of cardamom powder (Elaiti)
Zest from 1 lemon or orange (optional)
200g of unsweetened Granola (+100g for final topping)
170g of brown sugar (if using sweetened Granola, use only 110g of brown sugar - refer to photo below)
50ml of milk
140g of melted butter
10ml of vanilla essence
9 tulip muffin liners (you may use cupcake liners as well)
Step 1: In a bowl, add flour, Granola (200g), salt, baking powder, orange or lemon zest, cardamom powder and mix all together (dry ingredients mixture).
Step 2: Add your melted butter to your sugar and mix (sugar-butter mixture).
Step 3 : Beat your eggs together with your vanilla and milk (wet ingredients mixture).
Step 4: Add your dry ingredients mixture, followed by your wet ingredients mixture to your sugar-butter mixture !
Step 5: Give them a quick mix (I use my hand whisk) just until combined.
Tip: It is very important not to overmix any cake batter (unless you are doing a sponge cake ) including muffins firstly to avoid adding too much air into the batter which would cause large cracks to form when baking and secondly to avoid activating/ creating too much gluten which would cause your muffins to have a rubbery texture instead of a soft and crumbly texture !..
Step 6: Your Granola muffin batter is now ready !.. Fill your liners (75%) accordingly !
Step 7: Sprinkle some granola on top of each of your muffins!
Step 8: Then bake your muffins in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the center of any muffin ...
Step 9: Your Granola muffins are ready !..
Step 10: Enjoy when still warm
Great at breakfast or tea/ coffee time !
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