Blueberry granola muffins
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The Lazy Makoti’s Guide to the Kitchen

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The Lazy Makoti’s Guide to the Kitchen


Blueberry granola muffins

Recipe By Mogau Seshoene
Photographs By Craig Fraser


2 cups cake flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 large egg
5 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
1 ¼ cups plain yogurt
1 ½ cups frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp orange zest
¾ cup granola of your choice

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk egg, add melted butter and whisk together. Mix in yogurt until just combined. Add berries and orange zest to dry ingredients and gently toss. Using a rubber spatula, fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients until batter comes together. Do not overmix.
  2. Pour batter into the cups, filling three-quarters of the way. Sprinkle some granola over each of the muffins and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove muffins from pan to cool.

About the Author

Mogau Seshoene founded The Lazy Makoti in 2014 after leaving the corporate world to focus on her love for food. What began as lessons for a friend, a bride-to-be who was afraid of being labelled “The Lazy Makoti” (the lazy daughter-in-law) because she couldn’t cook, evolved into a business, and inspired its name. Through The Lazy Makoti, Mogau offers a series of cooking classes targeted at young, modern Afropolitans who have a keen interest in learning to navigate the kitchen with ease and flair. In addition to being in demand for her real-live lessons, Mogau has become Instagram-famous, with thousands of foodie followers.

In line with her desire to promote the role of food in maintaining South African culture and heritage, she hosted a season of a TV show entitled Cooks For Life on which she demonstrated easier and healthier ways to prepare African and South African cuisine.

Mogau was on the M&G top 200 Young SA list in 2015, has taken part in the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders at the University of Wisconsin, Stout, in the US and has made the Forbes Africa 30 under 30s list. She is a Brand SA Play your Part Ambassador, and in May 2018 received a USIBA Creative and Cultural Industries Award. Mogau has a diploma in Culinary Arts from the Chefs Training and Innovation Academy in Centurion and completed the industry training under Chef Werner at The Saxon Hotel in Johannesburg. She is a contributing food editor for the weekly newspaper, Sunday World.

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