Blackberry and Hazelnut Muffins

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They are simple to make, and they are moist, tender and packed with flavours. If you plan to use frozen berries, don't thaw them as it will stain the batter purple, and you may have to bake the muffins slightly longer than the stated time. | © 2011 |

  • 300 g Blackberries
  • 100 g Hazelnuts, chopped
  • 250 g All-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 200 ml Buttermilk
  • 150 g Brown sugar
  • 130 g Butter, melted
  • 50 ml Baileys
  • 1/2 tbsp Vanilla sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F. Prepare 15-17 muffin cups with paper liners. Place a small skillet over medium heat, add the chopped hazelnuts and toast until golden, stirring occassionally. Remove and cool.
  2. Whisk together the 60 grams of roasted chopped hazelnuts, flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, brown sugar, butter and Baileys. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix together with a few light strokes, just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Gently fold in the fresh blackberries.
  3. Mix the rest of roasted chopped hazelnuts and vanilla sugar in a small bowl. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Sprinkle the vanilla mixture on the top of each muffin. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of 1 or 2 of the muffins comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |

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Anonymous 28/7/11 06:46

Oh, wow....these look amazing! I love blackberries - I never thought about using them in muffins! Simple - yet genius! Your pictures are absolutely always!

S.V. 28/7/11 06:51

These look fantastic.... wonderful pictures as well.

Zoe 28/7/11 06:53

These muffins are beautiful. I love your presentation.

Sanjeeta kk 28/7/11 06:59

What lovely top and the muffins are looking so cute..bursting with healthy ingredients!

Anncoo 28/7/11 07:03

These muffins are so pretty! Stunning pictures as usual :)

Jeannie 28/7/11 07:04

Those muffins look so beautiful and delicious! I love your photos:)

Sharmilee! :) 28/7/11 07:07

Soft fluffy n yummy muffins.......

Sutapa 28/7/11 07:11

Looks soft yummy and delicious !

Terra 28/7/11 07:17

Love love hazelnuts!! The addition of Bailey's is just beautiful!
Take care, Terra

Rosa's Yummy Yums 28/7/11 07:33

Fabulous! I love blackberries even more that blueberries...



kitchen flavours 28/7/11 07:43

Your muffins looks so good! And I am drooling over those blackberries!!!
Gorgeous berries, I'm so jealous!! :)

Tina 28/7/11 08:16

Beautiful clicks as usual...muffins sounds soft and cute..

Santosh Bangar 28/7/11 08:26

soft and tempting muffins presentation is fabulous

OohLookBel 28/7/11 08:28

I adore your beautiful presentation. And the muffins are so golden. I'd love a bite or two!

The Procrastobaker 28/7/11 09:11

Oh goodness Angie, youve gone n done it again :) i mean blueberry muffins by themselves..fab, but then you go and chuck hazelnuts and booze in there and you have me under your thumb entirely! Totally delicious :)

Rachana 28/7/11 09:25

Wow!!! These muffins look so inviting... great pictures, Angie.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 28/7/11 09:33

Look refreshing and i bet it taste super good! Love to have one right now for my tea..

Elin 28/7/11 09:51

Angie...this must be lovely with the Bailey in it. Love the berries and hazelnuts too. A keeper for sure...and I am going to try this out. I still have a bottle of Bailey around :) Thanks for sharing such a wonderful Muffins :)

Ruth 28/7/11 10:18

These look wonderful! They rose perfectly!

Maris (In Good Taste) 28/7/11 10:21

Simple moist and delicious sounds pretty awesome to me and they look gorgeous!

Foodycat 28/7/11 11:42

These look gorgeous! What a lovely combination of flavours.

Three-Cookies 28/7/11 12:37

Really nice touch to add baileys

Sissi 28/7/11 12:55

Angie, this is a very interesting combination. I have never added Baileys to desserts. Now that I read your recipe it seems so obvious: Baileys must taste perfect with hazelnuts!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy 28/7/11 12:56

My kids love blackberries but I don't ever bake with them, this sounds like an awesome combination. Great pictures too!

Vimitha Anand 28/7/11 13:14

Looks so gorgeous and yummy.

MaryMoh 28/7/11 13:52

I have never tried baking with blackberries. These just look so beautiful. I must try one day. Thanks very much for sharing.

Faith 28/7/11 14:43

Your photos are so pretty, Angie! I love the flavors in these muffins -- they sound fantastic!

girlichef 28/7/11 14:44

Such gorgeous photos...and the muffins sound just the blackberry-hazelnut combo. :D

nancy at good food matters 28/7/11 14:58

Perfect timing! Blackberries are plentiful at our farmers markets now. This recipe has some unique elements, like the Baileys, that I think would make them outstanding. Lovely presentation.

aipi 28/7/11 15:06

Perfect summery muffins ~ Those blackberries look so juicy ;)
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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 28/7/11 16:10

Your muffins look fantastic! The blackberries look beautiful.

Pachecopatty 28/7/11 16:16

Beautiful photos Angie. I have never used blackberries in muffins but plenty of blueberries! I like the combination of blackberries and hazelnuts, will have to give this recipe a try;-)

Anne @ Baking Me 28/7/11 16:26

I would love to wake up to these in the morning! These muffins look wonderful and the flavor combination sounds fantastic!

My Little Space 28/7/11 17:13

Gosh Angie, these look incredibly goodilicious! I want some too. Slurp.... Have a great day, dear. Enjoy!

Mary 28/7/11 17:31

Your photos are wonderful. Hazelnuts and blackberries are native to my state, so you know I'll love these.I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

lena 28/7/11 17:38

great photos! i love the finishing touch to these muffins!

Dee at Deelicious Sweets 28/7/11 18:14

These look amazing! I love the combo of blackberries and hazelnuts!

Pavithra 28/7/11 19:11

Absolutely stunning muffins and gorgeous it totally ..great way to start the day.

Nitha 28/7/11 19:22

Lovely clicks and yummy muffins

Shabitha Karthikeyan 28/7/11 19:27

Great looking muffins. Super good pics. Never tried baking with hazelnuts got to try it !!

Beth 28/7/11 19:28

What beautiful muffins! The addition of bailey's and hazelnuts is intriguing.

Nithya 28/7/11 19:42

Soft and delicious muffins :) They look so perfect :)

Stevie 28/7/11 20:09

I was thrilled just looking at these blackberry creations, then to read that you've added Bailey's, wow! Love it!

Heidi @ Food Doodles 28/7/11 20:23

Those look so beautiful! I never thought of putting blackberries and hazelnuts together but it sounds amazing :)

Adora's Box 28/7/11 20:32

Lovely flavours in those muffins. Wow! It even has Baileys. Love it!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 28/7/11 21:14

Those are truly beautiful, Angie! They sound wonderful on their own but the addition of hazelnuts makes them special for me.

Torviewtoronto 28/7/11 21:17

beautiful delicious muffins Angie if you like you can participate in my food palette series black regards Akheela

Gloria 28/7/11 21:18

Im absolutely in love of your blackberry muffins!!! love them!! gloria

Mansi 28/7/11 21:23

OMG Angie! these look awesome!!

I love the idea of using blackberries, couldn't take my eyes off the photos! I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog and this would be a perfect addition to the roundup, if you'd be kind enough to send your entry in!

Thanks, and I hope you can participate in the event!

Kate @ Kate from Scratch 28/7/11 21:26

These look delicious! I love the recipe!

Michael Toa 28/7/11 21:59

Oh wow! They look fantastic! I never actually had blackberries in muffins but I do like blackberries, so I'm sure these are delicious!

Lilly 28/7/11 22:41

The blackberries will be ripe soon. I can’t wait to try your recipe. I bow for the pictures…they are stunning!

Carolyn 28/7/11 23:24

Ooo, love this flavour combo. I think blackberries and hazelnuts would be great together, in a muffin!

Velva 29/7/11 02:08

Angie, we were working on the same wave length. I had some beautiful fresh blackberries too. I made margarita cocktails. How about we trade I will eat a couple of your muffins for breakfast, and I will provide you with a blackberry margarita cocktail in the evening?


Anne@frommysweetheart 29/7/11 03:12

Angie...these are beautiful. I'm so glad to find this recipe since I've just this year seemed to acquire a taste for blackberries! : )

tigerfish 29/7/11 03:45

Great tip about not thawing to prevent staining. Beautiful muffins :)

Marguerite 29/7/11 04:00

These muffins look heavenly and so delicious! Gorgeous, too! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter 29/7/11 05:46

wow these look great and in season lovely

Barbara Bakes 29/7/11 05:46

So pretty. Great pictures!

Tanvi@SinfullySpicy 29/7/11 06:22

WOW..never heard of hazelnuts in a muffin..the berry & nut combo looks amazing!

something_good 29/7/11 09:25

Amazing photos! and I bet those muffins taste heavenly...

A Spoonful of Yumm 29/7/11 10:30

its always a pleasure seeing your recipes and photos angie ! happy cooking :) i like the combination uve used for these muffins

maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog 29/7/11 12:10

Seriously, only you can make muffins look so tempting! Love your photos, Angie :)

Anonymous 29/7/11 14:30

Can say WOW?!?!? These look amazing! Wonderful pictures

Jenn 29/7/11 15:04

Blackberry and hazelnut... in a muffin!!??? Love this idea... and they look so lovely!

Min 29/7/11 16:35

This is great! I love muffin and the blackberries but blackberries are hard to find here :)

briarrose 29/7/11 18:58

Beautiful job on these. Ok I would be tempted to use frozen berries just so I could have purple batter....but I'm odd like that. ;)

Lizzy 29/7/11 22:08

I think berry muffins are my favorite! And yours look marvelous with those luscious blackberries :)

Elisabeth 30/7/11 00:02

What an amazing combination...blackberry and hazelnuts in the muffins. The result is an absolute amazing flavor, and beautiful presentation.
Angie, you are too much! I can hardly wait to see each time you present a new post and fabulous recipe:D
Thanks for sharing each and every time a huge winner!!!

Rosita Vargas 30/7/11 00:53


wok with ray 30/7/11 02:11

Oh my goodness, Angie! The way you styled this muffins is beyond beautiful! It's more like, if I may say. . . "Seductive-Sexy" that kind of Beautiful! LOL! I'm sorry but I don't know how else to describe it! :) Have a great weekend, Angie!

- ray -

Lisa H. 30/7/11 11:57

Gorgeous... mouth watering and I like :D

Barbara 30/7/11 12:14

These look wonderful, Angie. I've never made blackberry muffins, can't imagine why! Fun to have Bailey's in them! :)

Karen 30/7/11 14:31

Angie, these look super yummy! I love how some of the juice from the berries has oozed into the muffins...delicious. And the roasted hazelnuts on top are love at first sight!!

Joanne 30/7/11 16:25

What pretty muffins! And such a delicious flavor combination!

Mother Rimmy 30/7/11 17:07

I'm always disappointed when my husband cuts back the blackberry bushes. It's the one berry I don't have to pay for and they're so delicious, especially in these muffins.

Anonymous 30/7/11 17:13

Those sound absolutely scrumptious, a very unique combination of blackberries and hazelnuts, a must try!

Sweet And Crumby 30/7/11 17:30

Such gorgeous looking and sounding muffins. What a fabulous recipe and you made yours look like they should be on the cover of Bon Appetit!

Food For Tots 30/7/11 18:03

The muffins look so gorgeous!! Love the combination - flavourful and nutritious!!

Gina 30/7/11 18:09

Another must try recipe. I've been wanting more blackberries before they are gone. Love the nuts on top. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Parsley Sage 30/7/11 18:16

Gorgeous muffins! Great flavor combo too. I know I certainly don't eat enough blackberries :)

Lyndsey 31/7/11 00:22

These muffins look amazing, I can't believe they are simple to make!

Sue 31/7/11 06:13

Everything you make always looks so good! What a flavorful combination:)

Plateful 31/7/11 06:43

Oh girl, such gorgeous beauties and that too flavored with blackberry... simply irresistible!!

Lena Rashmin Raj 31/7/11 09:02

OMG!!! this is awesome getting aroma here..presentation is superb as usual :)

Veronica's Kitchen 31/7/11 10:33

Wow, blackberry with baileys and hazelnuts! So tempting to take a bite!

sheila @ Elements 31/7/11 15:45

These are gorgeous!! And I love the blackberry/hazelnut combination! Would be perfect smothered in some butter! :)

Monet 31/7/11 16:27

These are so beautiful to look at...and I'm sure they are even more wonderful to eat. I love blackberries, and the summer season always makes me smile because I know I can eat as many blackberries as I want. Thank you for sharing!

Honey Bee Sweets 31/7/11 17:16

These muffins look heavenly! Wish I can take a BIG bite out of one. :D Unfortunately blackberries are pretty rare and expensive here in Asia...probably have to substitute it with strawberries / blueberries. Thanks for the recipe Angie!

Sandra 31/7/11 19:00

Love blackberries and love hazelnuts and I'm putting this recipe on my what's happening list. Great pictures and presentation.

Cassie @ Bake Your Day 31/7/11 19:28

Oh these are beautiful and such strong flavors, I'm sure, create a wonderful combination. I just love blackberries!

Maria 31/7/11 19:49

Gorgeous treat Angie! They look lovely!

bakerbynature 31/7/11 20:43

I am obsessing over plump blackberries right now Angie; how in the world did you know?!? These look amazing for breakfast with a great big coffee.

Spoon and Chopsticks 1/8/11 04:00

What a beautiful blackberry and hazelnut muffins. They are simply mouth-watering. Very nicely taken photos too.

Joy 1/8/11 06:35

The muffins look great.

marla 1/8/11 23:59

I love buttermilk in muffins, these sound amazing!!

Sara @ Saucy Dipper 2/8/11 00:37

Lovely looking muffins. I'm all for fresh berries in my baked goods. You should link up with They've got a whole muffin festival going on over there.

Junia 2/8/11 07:16

this is one of the most creative muffins i've seen all summer. i love baking with hazelnut!

kaopun2011 2/8/11 09:19


bakingaddict 2/8/11 18:40

These look amazing. Love your blog - fantastic pics! Thanks for stopping by.

Iulia 3/8/11 08:46

Beautiful and tasty!

edith 4/8/11 03:09

Wow your blackberries looks so fresh!!!!! Here is really expensive. Love the looks of this post.

Deborah 7/8/11 06:13

These look absolutely perfect!!

Anonymous 8/8/11 20:19

How absolutely delightful, Angie! These pretty muffins were the first thing that caught my eye. These sound so wonderful with the hazelnuts and blackberries! YUM! :)



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