Donna Hay’s Too Easy Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffinsLast weekend I finally had a spare moment to myself, and decided to sit down to relax with a nice cuppa tea.

These days I’m a bit of a coffee fiend, but  there are certain times when I find nothing surpasses a good cup of tea. I don’t know what it is about tea, but whether you’re having a good day or one of those days you think you just shouldn’t have got out of bed, a good cup of tea has an incredible knack of making everything infinitely better.  As simple as that.

Blueberry muffinsBut today’s post isn’t about tea, it’s about muffins…

So cup in hand, I turned on the television to find an episode of Donna Hay’s series Fast, Fresh and Simple was screening. She was making a batch of her Too Easy Blueberry Muffins, which not only looked mouth-wateringly delicious but, like all her recipes, looked so incredibly simple.

So delicious and simple in fact, that I had to try making a batch myself. Which is exactly what I did.

Blueberry muffins
If you haven’t picked up already, I’m a big fan of Donna Hay.  My cookbook collection includes several of her books.  Her recipes are incredibly simple to follow and invariably produce delicious results.

I love flicking through her books which are a work of art, not only in relation to the recipes they contain within their covers but also the gorgeous photography and styling that accompany each recipe.

Blueberry muffins
And what about the muffins?  You’ll be pleased to hear that they were exactly as promised… too easy!  If you have all the ingredients out before you start, the preparation time for these muffins is little more than the time it takes for them to bake.  Washing up is a breeze.  And best of all, the recipe produces a lovely light muffin. 

Donna Hay’s Too Easy Blueberry Muffins

Yields 12
These Blueberry Muffins are exactly as promised… too easy.

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  1. 2 ½ cups self raising flour
  2. 1 cup caster sugar
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. ½ cup vegetable oil
  5. ½ cup milk
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1tsp vanilla extract
  8. 300g frozen blueberries
  9. Granulated sugar or raw sugar, for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 12 hole deep muffin tray with paper cases.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Make a well in the middle and add the oil, milk, egg and vanilla extract.
  4. With a large spoon or spatula, break the egg yolk then fold the ingredients together until just combined.
  5. Add the frozen blueberries to the mixture and fold through.
  6. Spoon the mixture evenly between the cases, filling each to the top.
  7. Sprinkle a little sugar on top of each then place the tray in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the tops of the muffins turn golden.
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7 Comments on Donna Hay’s Too Easy Blueberry Muffins

  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche
    09/02/2015 at 7:57 am (9 years ago)

    I love any type of Donna Hay recipe.. anything I cook of hers turns out perfect every time! Love her blueberry muffins, thanks for reminding me how delicious they are!

    • Rachel
      09/02/2015 at 9:04 am (9 years ago)

      I wholeheartedly agree Thalia! Almost all of the Donna Hay’s recipes I’ve made turn out perfect every time. And those that don’t are because I’ve not read the recipe properly 🙂

    • Rachel
      09/02/2015 at 9:04 am (9 years ago)

      p.s. I’m a big fan of your blog. Beautiful photography and inspiring writing x

  2. Jolena @TheRubyKitchen
    09/02/2015 at 6:03 am (9 years ago)

    I love blueberry muffins and enjoy trying new recipes of them. Thanks for sharing!

    • Rachel
      09/02/2015 at 8:34 am (9 years ago)

      Hi Jolena, thanks for stopping by! I think you’ll love this recipe. It’s so simple to make and produces lovely light muffins which aren’t too dense. Do let me know how yours turn out 🙂

  3. Laura@Baking In Pyjamas
    09/02/2015 at 2:40 am (9 years ago)

    How delicious Rachel, I’d love to eat one of these my tea in the morning 🙂

    • Rachel
      09/02/2015 at 8:32 am (9 years ago)

      Thanks Laura, they really are delicious. So much so that they don’t last long at all. I baked a dozen on the weekend and there’s only a couple left! One with a cup of tea in the morning sounds a wonderful way to start the day 🙂


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