Friday, August 23, 2013

Apple and Inca Berry Muffins

Simona from Briciole is hosting both editions of Weekend Herb Blogging and this week I'm experimenting with a new ingredient - Inca Berries!

inca berry© by Haalo

Up until yesterday I had no idea that there was even something called inca berries so if you're in a similar boat, then this post is for you.

Inca berries are a native fruit from South America, most closely related to cape gooseberries. They are soft and chewy - slightly sweet with a tart finish. Apparently they are considered a super food - high in fibre and antioxidants. As a bonus they are organic and preservative free.

I've also read that they partner well with chocolate but I'll test that out another day. For my first dish I decided to take advantage of its healthy traits and add them to a simple muffin.

Apple and Inca Berry Muffins© by Haalo

Apple and Inca Berry Muffins
Makes 6 large muffins

300 grams plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
60 grams soft brown sugar
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
100 grams inca berries
1 egg
1 cup milk
80 grams butter, melted and cooled

Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl. Stir through the apples and inca berries.

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk - pour this into the dry ingredients, followed by the melted butter. Stir this until just combined being careful not to over mix the batter.

Divide the mixture into 6 large muffin cases.

Bake in a preheated 170°C oven until golden and cooked through, about 25 minutes. Place the muffins on a wire rack to cool.


  1. Looks good - where did you buy your berries?

  2. Inca berries sound really cool. I'll be keeping an eye out for them and would love to try them out.

  3. Thanks for the info on Inca berries. I love that photo! Lovely muffins: may I have one for breakfast? Thank you so much for contributing them to WHB.

  4. Never tried Inca berries before, is there a substitute berry for this recipe? Been really busy managing a Chinese Restaurant in Capalaba area I really have barely any time to cook something up in the kitchen. This looks fairly easy to do thanks for the recipe!


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