Mini Muffin Recipe: Delicious Raspberry and Almond Friands

by Marion



This mini muffin recipe is one of my favourites - so quick and easy to make and tastes delicious! And as you know mini muffins have zero calories compared to full-size muffins so you can eat them without guilt. I swear I read that somewhere!

Ingredients to make about 24 mini muffins:
125g (4.5 oz) butter, melted
1 cup almond meal
4 egg whites, beaten lightly
1 and 1/4 cups icing sugar (make sure you sift it to break up the clumps)
1/2 cup plain flour
100g (3.5 oz) raspberries and/or blackberries (I use frozen)

1. Preheat oven to 190 Celsius (375 Fahrenheit)
2. Grease two 12 hole mini muffin tins
3. Combine butter, almond meal, egg whites, sugar and flour in a medium bowl; stir until just combined.
4. Divide mixture into patty pans and top each with one or two berries.

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5. Bake for about 15 minutes (maybe more, maybe less - just until they start to brown slightly). Stand in the tray for 5 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack to cool.

6. Serve dusted with a little extra sifted icing sugar.

I hope you like them as much as my friends and I do!

I originally adapted this mini muffin recipe from a rasberry friand recipe in "The Australian Women's Weekly Great Cooking Classics".

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Apr 05, 2011
by: Anonymous

My mini muffin pan seems to hold less volume than others, so I used the extra batter to make a mini tart which worked out great. With a vanilla sauce this would make a nice dinner dessert.

Dec 03, 2010
by: Anonymous

Delicious, we've just had a taste test and every one agrees that we need to make them again, today! as because there won't be any left for BBQ tonight. (and I made a double batch)

Mar 22, 2010
A perfect little cake!
by: Bec

Someone had made some of these and brought them into work and wow, they were so very good I had to get the recipe!
You'll be amazed how light yet gooey and flavoursome these are!

Feb 27, 2010
tried them... delicious!
by: Stephanie

Thanks for the recipe Marion! Just wanted to let you know that I tried making these and they turned out great. I planned on taking some into work to share but in the end my husband and I ate them all :-)

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