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Nigella’s chocolate chip muffins

I may have mentioned this before, but I have a bit of an issue with open pantry items. I feel the need to use them up as fast as I can, for fear of forgetting said items and letting them go past their use-by date. So this opened bag chocolate chips had been bugging me for a few weeks and I turned to trusty Google to see what Thermomix could accomplish with it. And it didn’t disappoint, finding this recipe quick-smart. I brought down the sugar a little bit and didn’t have cocoa powder, so I milled a handful of my chocolate chips instead. And finally I tend to prefer hand mixing the final mixture, so my method here is a tad different too.


130g raw sugar

250g milk

90g vegetable oil

1 egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

250g plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 tablespoons good quality cocoa powder

150g dark chocolate chips, plus a few extra for sprinkling



  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius.
  • Mill the sugar for 3 secs/speed 9. Set aside.
  • Pour all the liquid ingredients into the TMX bowl and mix for 10 secs/speed 5.
  • Add all remaining ingredients and mix for 3 seconds/speed 4, then finish combining with a spatula to avoid over-mixing.


  • Divide mixture equally in a regular muffin tray (I actually only made 9 muffins with this amount), pop in the oven and bake for around 20 minutes. Eat.



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Apple, banana, coconut and date muffins

This four-day weekend has been the BEST, I managed to try four different and NEW recipes in the Thermomix. CAPS EVERYWHERE! 

I wanted to give Arianna a treat that packed in some fruit and was relatively healthy. Plus we are going away for a couple of trips over the next two months and I wanted to clean out my pantry as much as possible. There were some frozen bananas that were shouting out to be used as well as a pack of dates, so I googled “Thermomix bananas dates” and voila, this lovely and more importantly easy recipe popped up. It uses cups as a measuring device for some of the ingredients, but I’m all about only using those brilliant TMX scales (one less thing to wash up amiright), so I guesstimated the weight of the oil, coconut and milk here. 


1 apple, cored and quartered and chopped in the Thermomix

2 small bananas, mashed

50g pitted dates, chopped in the Thermomix

70g desiccated coconut

80g sugar

220g self-raising flour

125g vegetable oil

200g milk

1 egg


Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Add apple, bananas and dates to your Thermomix bowl, and mix for 5 secs/speed 5.

Add the oil, milk and egg, mixing for 15 secs/reverse/speed 4. Side note: I read somewhere that the Reverse function should not be used on speeds 3 and above. But I’ve seen quite a few recipes that ignore this rule so maybe it isn’t actually a rule to begin with. In any case the original recipe uses speed 5 in this step, I used speed 4 for peace of mind, even though that doesn’t really make sense 🙂

Add the flour, coconut and sugar, gently mixing with a spatula (over-mixing = muffin death) 

 Pop mixture into a muffin tin, and bake for 20 mins (check at 15mins)

Leave in tray for a couple of minutes and then place onto a wire rack to cool. Done! 

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Berry Jam Swirl Muffins

One of my girlfriends got married a couple of months ago and gave away little jars of jam as wedding favours. Now what I’m going to share wasn’t intentional, but I was totally mortified when I realised what had happened! The wedding favours were placed on a flat wine rack and guests were asked to take one as they were leaving. There were flavours of all sorts: chilli jam, strawberry, marmalade and more. I figured my other half wasn’t going to bother, so I grabbed a raspberry and candied peach to take back with me, only to realise when I got home that my other half had done exactly the same thing! I’m so sorry Jess!


Anyway, the man had taken two strawberry jam jars (variety isn’t exactly his favourite word), and I thought I’d use one of them to make muffins today. I used my go-to muffin recipe, but once I popped the batter into the muffin pan I added a dollop of jam on top.


I wasn’t sure if I should swirl the jam in or leave it as it was, so I decided to do a half-and-half. I ended up liking the rustic look of the ones I swirled, but the plain dollops aren’t too bad either. These are best served warm with a lick of butter, so you can freeze them then pop them in the microwave when you want a quick snack. Or, serve them fresh out of the oven. They won’t last long.


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Berry muffins version 2

(Recipe adapted from this blogpost)

I have had a crazy year so far at work and my weekends have generally been spent passed out on the couch. But hopefully I will be able to jump back on the bandwagon! I have just trimmed my jungle of a herb garden down this morning to make a marinade which I will post up soon. In the meantime, here is another berry muffin recipe, which I think trumps my first attempt..


50-100 grams of sugar depending on what you are adding to your muffins. Because I had berries I added about 90 grams to balance the tartness of the fruit
1 egg
50 grams butter
110 grams wholemeal flour
110 grams white flour
1 tsp baking powder
190 grams milk
fruit/spices/vanilla to suit – I had 1.5 cups of frozen berries


– Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celcius and grease/line your muffin pan.
– Add sugar, egg and butter into your TMX bowl. Mix for 15 secs/speed 5.
– Add flour, baking powder and milk, and mix for a further 15-20 secs/speed 5.
– Add fruit and mix for 20 secs/reverse/speed 1.


– Spoon the mix into your muffin pan, whack in the oven for about 20 mins, and enjoy.


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Berry Muffins

(Recipe from this blog)

Costco is a hellhole if you’re hungry and/or don’t have a strict shopping list and/or have a partner that is prone to impulse shopping. As a result of one or more of these factors *cough husband cough*, I ended up with a big bag of frozen berries that was meant to be used to make a berry sorbet in summer, and as the months flew by, was resigned to the back of the freezer.

So I googled “thermomix berries” and found this recipe. Gotta love the internet! I had made muffins before (here and here), but the fact that the lady called her version ‘Canadian’ piqued my interest!


120g frozen berries

1 tbsp plain flour

220g plain flour

3 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

50g butter

110g sugar (I used 80g)

1 egg

170g milk

1tsp vanilla essence


  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celcius and grease a muffin tin. I found out at the end of this recipe that the better was enough for 9 muffins rather than 12.
  • Place a bowl on the TMX lid, and set the scales to zero. Weigh out the berries, add the tablespoon of flour and mix gently so the berries are coated. Set aside.


  • Add the flour, baking powder, salt, butter and sugar, then pulse on Turbo a couple of times until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the egg, milk and vanilla. Knead 3/4 times on the dough setting. The batter will still be lumpy.


  • Add your batter to the berries and mix gently, then pop the mix into your muffin tin.


  • Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Serve immediately with a generous lick of butter. Done!



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Banana Muffins

(Recipe from this blog post)

A couple of bananas with rapidly blackening skin were staring balefully at me over the weekend, plus I kept thinking about how I could use up that massive jar of golden syrup I’d ended up acquiring. So I googled ‘thermomix banana golden syrup’ and huzzah! Recipe scored. (Thank God for Google.)

I haven’t actually bought a loaf tin yet, so I ended up making muffins instead.


160g wholemeal flour

1 tsp baking powder (store-bought)

150g brown sugar (I reduced this to 90g and the muffins still ended up fairly sweet)

1 egg

2 tablespoons golden syrup

2 ripe bananas

40g walnuts (didn’t have this so didn’t bother)


  • Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celcius, and get your muffin pan ready (I didn’t grease my pan but it was fine).
  • Place flour, baking powder, sugar and golden syrup into Thermomix bowl and mix for 15 seconds/speed 4, stopping once to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

  • Add the bananas (and walnuts if you have them), and mix for 2 minutes/speed 6 or until the mixture is well combined and pale.

  • Pop your mixture into the muffin tin (I only had enough mixture for 8 muffins), and bake for 20-25 minutes. Dunzo.

I reckon I’ll try it with 80g of sugar and 1.5 tablespoons of golden syrup next time, but it was yummy all the same!

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