During the week Miss G. and I did a little recipe testing and came up with these gorgeously golden hazelnut muffins bursting with blueberries.
Not only are these little darlings absolutely delicious but with a little tweaking we also managed to bake these babies using no sugar, just a little maple syrup for sweetness. The maple syrup also helped to create the most amazing golden cracked crust.
The addition of hazelnut meal and yoghurt to the muffin batter also helped to create a wonderfully tender crumb and moist texture, which is perfect for little hands to pick up and nibble on.
But the most wonderful part of these muffins has to be the gorgeously juicy blueberries. When folded through the muffin batter the blueberries leave the most gorgeous trail of blue stained juice creating the prettiest blue coloured swirls. And once baked the tart blueberries burst throughout the crumb creating sweet caramelised jammy pockets of blueberry goodness.
These muffins are an absolute must try. They are chock full of natural goodness, not overly sweet and full of wonderful blueberries. And I know for a fact that any surplus muffins freeze wonderfully. Simply wrap individual portions, pop into a freezer safe container and stash in the deep freeze for up to three months. I often pop frozen muffins straight into our lunch box and by morning tea they’re ready to enjoy.
To create your own batch of sugar-free blueberry hazelnut muffins simply…