Category Archives: Muffin

Little mood-boosters

After 3 savoury recipes I felt like I have to post something sweet again. And to be honest-I really needed something sweet at the moment to cheer me up! I am struggling with a cold since 5 days. People from Munich call it the ‘Wiesn-Grippe’ (Oktoberfest-cold), because everybody is snuffing and coughing here! I guess Indian summer made me frivolous with my clothing-I just forgot that the sun is less powerful than in July and it gets cold at night…

Anyway, I thought that instead of moaning (ok, I did that a lot this week:sorry to my brother at this point :)) I should do something that improves my mood. I don’t know about you, but the first food that comes to my mind when I need to improve my mood is chocolate. I guess you know that dark chocolate is a moodlifter because of the high percentage of cacao. But dark chocolate doesn’t work for me, I just don’t like it. A real mood-booster for me is white chocolate, not because of the scientific-proofed ingredients, just for the taste!

As I looked through my favourite blogs, I found a muffin recipe at ‘the vegetarian diaries‘ that sounded just perfect. Even my conscience is salved because of the vitamins in the raspberries (I can salve it pretty easy :) ). I made only half of the recipe and cut the oil out:

Raspberry-white chocolate muffins with almond slivers

for 8 muffins

140g wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg

50g sugar

5g vanilla sugar

150g yoghurt

40g white chocolate

20g almond slivers

90g raspberries (frozen)

8 muffin cups, muffin pan

1.Preheat the oven to 175°C/250°F. Put the muffin cups in the muffin pan. Chop the white chocolate.

2. Stir the egg, sugar and vanilla sugar with a hand mixer until it is fluffy. Mix the yoghurt with the egg and sugar.

3. Sieve the flour, baking powder and baking soda over the bowl with the batter. Stir until the flour is wet, but not too long. Fold in the almond slivers, 2/3 of the raspberries and 2/3 of the white chocolate.

4. Fill the batter into the muffin cups. Put the remaining raspberries and chocolate on top of the batter. Bake the muffins for 35-40min.