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Rooibos and Cranberry Muffins

If you’re like us, then nothing beats a delicious muffin for breakfast with a warm cup of soothing rooibos tea. These muffins are not only delicious and super healthy, but so easy to bake too. Whip them up as a healthy, simple breakfast on the run, or as a yummy after-school snack for your kids. However you use them, one thing’s for sure, these Rooibos Rocks Muffins are sure to rock your world!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 Rooibos Rocks Chai teabag
  • 1 cup of superfine sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of dried cranberries

Preparation Guidelines

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Grease a muffin pan or line with paper muffin cases.
  3. Heat the milk and add the Rooibos Rocks Chai teabag. Allow to steep for 5 mins and then remove. Allow to cool slightly.
  4. In a large bowl beat the eggs lightly with a handheld electric mixer for 1 min.
  5. Add the butter and milk and beat until just combined and then add sugar and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  6. Sift in the flour, salt and baking powder and mix until just smooth. Be careful not to over-mix the batter as this will make the muffins tough. Stir in the cranberries.
  7. Fill muffin pan/cases two-thirds full and bake for 20-25 mins, until risen, firm to the touch and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. If the trays will not fit on 1 shelf, swap the shelves around after 15 mins of cooking. Leave the muffins in the tin to cool for a few mins and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 12 large muffins.

TIPS:

  • If you want to make chocolate muffins, swap 1 cup of the all-purpose flour for 1 cup of cocoa powder and 1 tsp baking powder.
  • If you prefer your muffins with a bit more of a bran texture, you can swop one of the cups of all-purpose flour with wholewheat flour.
  • Self-raising flour can be used instead of all-purpose flour, you would then omit the baking powder.