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Easy Blueberry Muffins

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These easy Blueberry Muffins (cheats style) are super light and fluffy yet still have that crunchy golden hat every good muffin needs as it’s truly the best part.

I promised the kids I would bake muffins today, but upon pre-heating the oven I realised I didn’t have any plain flour. Insert a major face palm as I love baking and normally always have an abundance.

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Tonight I decided to experiment and it paid off bigtime, these muffins are truly divine! I was toying with the idea of making them with self-raising flour, however feared they would be too dense. So low and behold the cheat of using a 75c packet mix from Coles came into play. I always keep a few of these in the pantry for last minute take a plate or school events, and tonight I’m fist pumping this decision.

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Ingredients – (Makes 12)
75c Coles Butter cake packet mix
2 eggs
3/4 cup of full cream milk
3 tablespoons of melted butter
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of self raising flour
1 cup of frozen blueberries.
*Optional – Sugar to sprinkle on top
Method –
Pre-heat oven to 170c fan forced.
Melt the butter in the microwave and set aside.
To a large bowl add the packet mix, flour, eggs, milk vegetable oil and butter and gently mix through with a wooden spoon until combined.

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Carefully fold through the blueberries ensuring not to overmix as your batter will turn entirely purple.
Add cupcake cases to a cupcake tray and give a small spray of non stick cooking oil to the base. This isn’t entirely necessary however I find muffins don’t stick to the casing by doing this.

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Evenly distribute the muffin mix between the 12 cases and sprinkle the top of each with a little white sugar. I do this because yum, but skip this step if you prefer.

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Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden on top and a skewer inserted into the muffin comes out clean.

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Enjoy hot and fresh from the oven, or when cool, individually wrap and freeze for school lunches or alternatively freeze in a single layer in a container with a sheet of baking paper between each.

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