Monday, June 23, 2014

Mixed Berry Muffins


1/4  cup strawberries, chopped
1 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Pinch ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/4 cup oil
1 lemon, zested
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2  blueberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1 cup chopped walnuts


Special equipment: muffin tin and muffin liners

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, mix together mixed berries and 2 tablespoons sugar. Let sit 15 minutes until berries give off juices.

In a small bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together  eggs, oil, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup strawberries, and lemon zest.

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined. Do not over mix. Fold in berries and walnuts.

Scoop batter evenly into muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out with a few crumbs but not wet, about 30 minutes. Cool on a rack to room temperature.

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