Berry, berry nice.

by Natalie Shaw


Having been gifted with some amazing new products from the very generous Table of Plenty, I decided to get experimenting in the kitchen and eating in the living room. My two favourite past times. My personal fave from TOP, Table of Plenty if you didn't catch that - look at me and my lingo - is the Berry Basket oats. They are quite literally like eating a healthy, wheat free, berry flavoured dream, if such a thing were possible. Naturally, this was the first I decided to play with. If you saw my previous chocolatey post, you would notice I already may have accidentally (on purpose) spilt some Berry Basket into that too, but this recipe my friends, is ten times better, and really, ridiculously, berry good. Pun intended. Tonight I give you, ladies and gents, Almond & Berry Bites, or if we want to get technical about it, Strawberry Muffins. But like I said, they have got some rave reviews and I think I could probably eat them in just one bite so see again, name one.

Ingredients

  • 180g / Full punnet of fresh strawberries
  • 250g of Almond Meal
  • 2 large eggs
  • 90g Rice Malt Syrup
  • 100g Margarine (or dairy free equivalent, I'm also sure coconut oil could be substituted, but don't quote me on that.)
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla Essence
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • Chosen amount of Berry Basket - the more the better in my opinion!

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 170 degrees and grease your muffin pan
  2. Combine Strawberries (diced into small chunks) with rice malt syrup and mash. You could use a masher here, but as I prefer chunks of strawberry in the finished product, I simply used a fork.
  3. In a separate bowl combine eggs, melted margarine and vanilla - whisk until fully mixed.
  4. Add the berry mix and stir in thoroughly.
  5. Add almond meal and baking soda and mix until combined.
  6. Sprinkle and mix in half your Berry Basket before emptying contents into the muffin tray.
  7. Sprinkle the rest of the Berry Basket over the muffins as topping and bake for up to 30 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.
  8. Eat / hide from your family or you may never get to taste them! I speak from experience. These can be enjoyed fresh out the oven, as they are once cooled, or reheated with some fresh cream or ice cream. Maybe even some peanut butter or strawberry jam. The options are limitless!

If you recreate these little guys be sure to mention me on instagram, I'd love to see! @natalieshaw_xo

P.S

Go wild and add some chocolate chunks too. You're welcome.

Nat x x x

http://www.tableofplenty.com.au/