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Blueberry and hazelnut muffins with lemon and poppy seeds

They could be drizzled with a simple icing made by mixing icing sugar with fresh lemon juice if you wanted to vary things a bit.

Makes 8 - 10 muffins


125g soft unsalted butter/sunflower margarine, at room temperature

125g caster sugar

1 large egg, lightly beaten and at room temperature

50g buckwheat flour

50g rice flour

1 tsp baking powder

50 g ground almonds

2 tsp vanilla essence

4 tbsp Greek yogurt

2 tsp poppy seeds

grated zest of a lemon

150 g blueberries, fresh or frozen

50 g crushed hazelnuts


Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Place muffin cases in the holes of a muffin tin.

Beat the butter/sunflower margarine and caster sugar together until pale and fluffy. Gradually add the egg - beating it into the mixture until well incorporated.

Sieve the flour and the baking powder together and fold these into the butter, sugar and egg mixture together with the ground almonds. Add the vanilla essence, to the Greek yogurt and gradually fold this into the cake mixture together with the poppy seeds and lemon zest. Finally stir in the blueberries to the cake mixture.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and scatter the crushed hazelnuts around the top of the muffins. Bake the muffins in the oven for between 15 and 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.

Remove the muffins from oven and allow to cool on a rack.