Chocolate & olive oil muffins

Forget about a vegan, alcohol-free and restrictive January. Life is to be enjoyed and that means you should eat a little bit of everything in moderation, including chocolate. These muffins are fluffy, rich, fool-proof and won’t make you feel too guilty. They are made with olive oil and we all know how good olive oil…

Coffee and peanut butter muffins

Toast, porridge, toast, porridge. School day breakfasts can get really repetitive really quickly, but who can justify having pain-au-chocolat or croissants every morning? I mean, not just from a time perspective but from a health point of view. And so that’s when you need to make these muffins: not only do they taste good, they will…

Blackberry crumble muffins

This summer has been great for harvesting in England, due to the unusually sunny long days we had throughout May and July, and the rain in between. It doesn’t come as a surprise that blackberries are abundant at the moment. While making a blackberry tart or pie would probably be the most logical thing to do…

Cheese, thyme and sage muffins

It is very difficult to find decent gluten free savoury baked goods on the high street, most bought bread seems to be either really dense and rubbery,  or dry and falling-apart when cut. We have pretty much given up on the search for something that resembles the real deal in shops. I made some impromptu cheese and…

Pumpkin spice muffins

The Christmas period is over and while I’ve had one too many chocolates and mince pies, I’m still craving carbs like it’s -20 degrees outside. It’s not. It’s windy, rainy and horrible but it’s not that cold that I have to stuff my face with carbs to stay warm. I reckon my body has become…

Blackberry crumble muffins

Oh summer, don’t end please! It’s been so nice to have you around, you haven’t been here for long enough so please don’t leave. Summer, you come with berries, with sun and long days, with positivism and energy. Berries in every shape and form, sweet, sour, dark, light. Berries to be eaten raw, with cream,…

Raspberry and white chocolate muffins

If you want a break from -the often boring experience of- eating fruit on its own, but you don’t want the guilt of buttercream icing, this recipe is for you. Raspberry and white chocolate are a brilliant combination, just like cherries and marzipan, though are amazing with dark chocolate too. These cupcakes actually taste better the day after they have been baked,…