August 23, 2015


blueberry and white chocolate mini muffins2

I am quite a fan of mini muffins.  They are barely more than a single mouthful in size and consequently as a treat they are far less daunting a prospect than regular muffins.  I sometimes find that just one regular muffin is quite filling, and could never eat more than one, whereas mini muffins are so easy to eat that one is never enough – and I don’t feel at all greedy in eating a second or even a third.

blueberry and white chocolate mini muffins3

I made these soon after our return to France for what was going to be quite a long stay.  I knew I would be leaving our UK kitchen for several weeks so I had a quick look around for anything that would soon need using up and that I could take with me.  Among the various bits and bobs I found a packet of white chocolate chips in the cupboard and half a pack of fresh blueberries in the fridge.

blueberry and white chocolate mini muffins

I used my old faithful recipe which I have used before and in no time at all rustled up just one tray of mini muffins.  Most muffins have to be eaten on the same day as baking but these mini versions kept well for three days in a cake tin.  Which means I had three days to eat the lot as Nick is not all that keen on muffins……!!


This month’s We Should Cocoa Challenge, organised by Choclette of Tin and Thyme is “anything goes”.

Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary

The No Waste Food Challenge is a monthly event of Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary which celebrates the using up of all food rather than throwing it out.


150 g plain flour

50g caster sugar

1 tsp baking powder

a pinch of salt

1 egg, beaten

50g butter, melted and cooled

100 ml milk

75 g blueberries

75 g white chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 200º C (180º fan) and butter a 24 hole mini muffin tin.

Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.

Add the butter, egg and milk and mix together quickly.  Add the fruit and chocolate and mix in as briefly as possible, avoiding over-mixing, as long as there are no dry bits of flour.

Divide the mixture between the muffin holes.  (I use a mini ice cream scoop to get the amounts reasonable even.)  Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until risen and golden.

Cool in the tin for a few minutes before turning out to cool on a wire rack.

Makes 24.


  1. Blueberry is always my 'go to' muffin choice, and I love the addition of white chocolate.

  2. Yum. Blueberry and white choc is a lovely combination. I wish I found it difficult to eat more than one standard muffin - I could probably manage a bucketful of these little lovelies.

  3. Great flavours, and I've just bought a mini muffin tin, so definitely one to make.

  4. Sometimes it's nice to having something all to yourself. I'm a big fan of mini cakes and use my mini muffin tray all the time. Hope you're having a wonderful time in France and thanks for joining in with WSC.

  5. These are simply adorable! Gorgeous flavours too! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge :)