· By Julia Boase

Raspberry Valentine Muffins

I don't go overboard with a Valentine's day lunch box but I did whip up a batch of pretty raspberry muffins for the lunch boxes this week. I added a touch a Valentine to my baking by dusting the top with love heart shaped icing sugar. These muffins are bursting with zingy raspberry flavour and light and fluffy. I'm sure the kids will enjoy them. I made mini muffins and full sized muffins to give myself options as to which compartment of the lunchbox I pack them in.




1 cup self raising flour

1 cup wholemeal plain flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup castor sugar


150g frozen raspberries

3/4 cup cows milk

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

80g butter melted



Heat oven to 180 degress celscius and line 2 x 6 1/2 cup capacity muffin trays and 1 mini muffin tray if you choose. 

Sift flours and baking powder into a large bowl and stir thorough sugars. In a separate bowl mix wet ingredients together and then tip into dry ingredients and stir well. Spoon into prepared muffin casing.

Cook for 15 - 18 mins at 180 degress for a full sized muffin (or until a skewer comes out clean). If you make mini muffins they'll cook in around 10 mins. 

Keep in an airtight container. Can freeze for up to 3 months




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