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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Gwyneth's Blueberry Muffins

This month Dom at Belleau Kitchen challenged us to cook something from our newest cookbook for his Random Recipe Challenge. I was recently given Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook 'Notes from my Kitchen Table'. I decided to give this recipe a go as I was interested to try these muffins as she gives two versions of them in the book - her mother's original recipe and this 'healthier' version. I've been meaning to try cooking with Agave Nectar, which has a lower GI index than normal white sugar. Also the bikini countdown has started and lets face it every little helps! The recipe is so quick to make and results in very light muffins. You could literally knock these up for breakfast - well on a weekend anyway. If I was to make them again I would however put in less maple syrup as they are quite sweet with a dominant syrup flavour.

The Recipe

125ml vegetable oil (I used rape seed oil)
125ml soya milk
125 maple syrup
4 tbspns light agave nectar
100g white spelt flour
125g whole spelt flour
2 tspns baking powder
1/2 tspn salt
300g fresh blueberries

1. Preheat the oven to 190c/gas 5. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
2. Mix the wet ingredients together, stir in the dry ingredients and fold in the blueberries.  It is very runny mixture.
3. Divide between the cases and bake for 25-30 minutes or until they are golden brown and a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean.  Cool before eating. 


  1. They look just perfect - I didn't realise that Gwyneth had a cook book out (talk about multi-talented!!)

    I have some agave nectar sitting at the back of the cupboard - must make these little beauties!

  2. do you know I was hovering over this recipe yesterday too but decided to go for white chocolate and golden syrup instead!... I really like that book. Love your photo's, very pretty... thanks so much for taking part x

  3. These muffins look delightful and delicious! Beautiful post!! :)


  4. Those muffins sound fantastic. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you came by and linked your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/06/sweets-for-saturday-22.html

  5. I have this cook book on my wish list, the cakes look amazing! I've never baked with Soya milk or agave nectar - or knew it was a lower GI than sugar. Just have to try these now!

  6. Thanks for the comments. Gwyneth does have a rather nice array of jobs doesn't she! I don't usually use soya milk in baking or otherwise but have also discovered this week it makes the most delicious bircher muesli too.
    Lisa I have linked up - thanks!

  7. I love these muffins specially with blueberies, look deliicous!! gloria

  8. These look just divine! I have a great recipe, but I may give hers a try! Thanks for the good review!


  9. looks lovely, i would probably try this with real butter and milk instead though;) because I don't believe in calories when it comes to food hehe.