Goji Berry & White Chocolate Muffins

Goji Berry & White Chocolate Muffins

These muffins really want to be  cupcakes…  all dressed up in pink and very colorful cupcake liners.

This recipe started as a basic white whole wheat blueberry muffin, then something real crazy happened between the time that I pulled the recipe out and gathered all my ingredients.

Many ideas crossed my mind before coming up with these scrumptious muffins.

Instead of blueberries with a cinnamon sugary toping, we ended up with white chocolate and dried Goji berries (a.k.a. wolberries).  Why chocolate and goji berries? Because Valentine’s Days is just around the corner, if I’m baking something, it better have chocolate in it.  And since the original recipe had blueberries, I wanted to include a berry, but something a little more intriguing.  Hence, goji berries, which are not only tasty and pretty with their bright red color, but full of antioxidants.

Of course, if these berries are hard to find, you can always substitute raspberries or blueberries.  Enjoy!

 

Goji Berry & White Chocolate Muffins

Adapted from King Arthur Flour

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 1 cup dried goji berries
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate, chopped

 

Preheat the oven to 375° F.  Line cupcake tins with liners.

Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light.  Add the eggs one by one and beat mixture.  In a separate bowl sift the flour and baking powder and salt.  Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.  Mix well. Add in the milk and vanilla mixing until smooth.  (you can do this by hand or your can use an electric mixer).  Quickly add the berries and white chocolate.
Fill the muffin cups 3/4 to almost full and bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until well risen and light golden brown.  Cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

 Thanks for visiting – we’re so glad you’re here. Don’t be shy… leave us a comment.  We’d love to hear from you.

 

Goji Berry & White Chocolate Muffins

 

Goji Berry & White Chocolate Muffins

 

Tags: , , ,

5 Responses to “Goji Berry & White Chocolate Muffins”

  1. Lucy
    February 11, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    I love all your posts. I will try this recipe for sure.
    Thanks!

  2. Katie
    February 11, 2013 at 6:33 am #

    So pretty. Where did you get the cupcake liners?
    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • Luisa
      February 11, 2013 at 6:41 am #

      Katie, thanks. I got them from Crate and Barrel.

  3. Lana
    July 23, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Just curious, did you soak your Goji berries before adding them to the mix?
    Looks delish! Can’t wait to try them.
    Thank you!

    • Luisa
      July 23, 2013 at 9:41 am #

      Lana, I didn’t soak them, I normally buy them from Whole Foods. Their Goji berries in bulk seem less dry then the ones you buy from other places. I’m glad you are trying this recipe. Take care,
      L

Leave a Reply