This is a recipe from a friend’s mum in New Zealand.

2 C flour

3 tsp baking powder

⅓ C sugar

¼ tsp salt

1 C blueberries/fruit

1 C milk

⅓ C vegetable oil

1 egg (in the US use an extra large egg)


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl, then add sugar, salt, fruit.
  3. In a separate bowl beat the oil, eggs and milk together. Add to the dry ingredients and stir.
  4. Fill muffin pans ¾ full.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until they have risen and are golden.


Use tinned (aka canned) fruit, substituting the syrup from the tin for the milk.