Feel-good muffins

Feel-good muffins

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6 - 8

This muffin recipe contain fibre-packed prunes and oats - enjoy them without guilt!

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per muffin

kcalories
478
protein
8g
carbs
66g
fat
22g
saturates
2g
fibre
2g
sugar
24g
salt
0.66g

Ingredients

  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 50g porridge oats
  • 140g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 150ml ¼ pint buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 175g stoned prunes, chopped
  • 85g pecans

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Butter 6-8 muffin tins or line them with muffin cases. Put the flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl, then rub everything through your fingers, as if making pastry, to ensure the ingredients are evenly blended.
  2. Beat the egg, then stir in the buttermilk, vanilla and oil. Lightly stir the egg mix into the flour.
  3. Fold the prunes and nuts into the mixture.
  4. Divide between the tins, filling the cases to the brim, then bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden. Serve warm or cold.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2003

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mgdafydd's picture
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REALLY tasty muffins!

missp2mrf's picture
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These are absolutely delicious ( I'm eating one as I write! )
Didn't have bicarb so used baking powder and added an extra 1/2 tsp, didn't have buttermilk so used natural yogurt, didn't have prunes but used dates, and used walnuts instead of pecans. The rest of the recipe remained the same!

linkevica's picture
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my favourite muffins

herbertevans's picture
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We made these, and they were really nice (particularly the pecans). My OH had been at the prunes, so had to use half prunes & half dried apricots, which worked well.

We don't like things too sweet, so I used 70g sugar. They still rose, and were still a bit over-sweet. We'll try with 50g next time.

vhughes's picture
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I stole this recipe off my mother in law (didn't realise she'd taken it from here!) I've made these loads of times and they never fail. They're so big and are perfect country cooking!

zoebazuin's picture

I doubled everything, as I wanted 24, and ended up with 35 (large) muffins.....thank goodness they tasted FAB (and freeze well)

iphook's picture

Easy to make, fantastic taste, used fat-free milk + lemon juice as I had no buttermilk.

mable115's picture
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really delicious, worked well with walnuts instead of pecans.

Hard to believe that something tasting this good was so easy to make

rybinkina's picture

Everyone loved them!!! Very easy to make:)))

veronikak's picture
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I absolutely LOVE these! And you know what... they do make you feel good :)

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