These muffins are a new favourite in our house. They taste like such a treat, but contain the goodness of wholemeal flour, yoghurt, eggs and raspberries.
They’re a variation of my original Magic Wholemeal Muffins. If you haven’t made the original yet, add them to your to-do list!
We like to make these chocolate raspberry muffins in a mini muffin tin so they’re the perfect bite-size lunchbox treat. If you don’t have a mini muffin tin, you can use a regular one and extend the cooking time with my notes at the end of the recipe.
1 1/2 cups wholemeal self raising flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup brown sugar*
3/4 cup canola oil
1 cup plain natural or Greek yoghurt
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 150C
- Grease or line a 24 hole ‘mini’ muffin tin**
- Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and sugar together in a large bowl
- Add the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently stir through the raspberries and chocolate chips. The mixture will be quite thick and sticky – this is perfect.
- Leave the batter to rest in a cool room or in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Fill each muffin hole with a spoonful of mixture.
- Bake in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes or until the middle is just done. They continue to cook a little once you take them out, so keep an eye on them from 10 minutes.
* If your making these for a special occasion, or if your family is still getting used to lower sugar baked goods, then you can increase the sugar to 3/4 cup (or add in a few more choc chips). You can also use white flour if you prefer.
** If you haven’t got a mini muffin tin, use a regular 12 hole muffin tin and increase the cooking time to 25-30 minutes, checking from 20 minutes.
Sarah Moore is a mum, and university qualified Registered Nutritionist with a decade of experience working with families to improve their health and well-being. Sarah has a simplistic and practical approach to family nutrition and can help the overwhelm of eating and living well with private consultations, email Q&A and her health lunchbox ebook. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram for more healthy tips and tricks.