Breakfast muffins

Breakfast muffins

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level



Makes 12

Make muffins healthier with mashed banana and apple sauce for natural sweetness, plus blueberries and seeds for an extra nutritious hit

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving



  • 2 large eggs
  • 150ml pot natural low-fat yogurt
  • 50ml rapeseed oil
  • 100g apple sauce or pureed apples (find with the baby food)
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 4 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g wholemeal flour
  • 50g rolled oats, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 100g blueberries
  • 2 tbsp mixed seeds (we used pumpkin, sunflower and flaxseed)

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  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with 12 large muffin cases. In a jug, mix the eggs, yogurt, oil, apple sauce, banana, honey and vanilla. Tip the remaining ingredients, except the seeds, into a large bowl, add a pinch of salt and mix to combine.
  2. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix briefly until you have a smooth batter – don’t overmix as this will make the muffins heavy. Divide the batter between the cases. Sprinkle the muffins with the extra oats and the seeds. Bake for 25-30 mins until golden and well risen, and a skewer inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool. Can be stored in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2013

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becca_123's picture
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These certainly seemed a healthier muffin option, but were pretty flavourless. I don't think the blueberries work too well - they'd probably be better swapped for raisins or sultanas, as some other people have also commented. On the plus side, the banana flavour came through, and they weren't dry.

barrybubbles's picture

I've made these quite a few times now and they are well requested! Usually make them with raisins. Made them with blueberries today for the first time......I'll stick to raisins instead! Usually make a half batch and then get disappointed when they've run out - the freezer is the answer!

looney's picture

I baked these last month and have some in the oven now that I will share with family and try freezing a few. I enjoyed them and they are soooo filling.

KOR's picture

Easy to make and really delicious. Perfect for lunch boxes. I substituted frozen raspberries for the blueberries and they were perfect. Also used spelt flour and made no difference.

sw77's picture

A lovely healthy muffin. I got 15 out of the recipe. Made a few changes .... didn't have apples so used 2 bananas instead. I also swapped blueberries for sultanas which probably added sweetness. Finally I topped with flaked almonds. Delish healthy treat for January :o)

bryonyalice's picture

These muffins were dead easy but completely lacked taste and needed to be sweeter - The blueberries were the only sweet bites I got! Might drizzle icing over them. Shouldn't ruin the calorie count too much!

ruthegginton's picture

Did not enjoy these muffins, they lacked taste. Unfortunately dissappointed.

clarousel's picture

These muffins use quite a few ingredients but is the healthiest recipe I've come across so far! I love the idea of using wholemeal flour instead of whole wheat flour! I did not have apple sauce so I used the remaining (homemade) cranberry sauce from our Christmas dinner and reduced the honey used. Delicious!

kendaljade's picture

can these muffins be frozen?

misssnowspider's picture

They can totally be frozen!

Enjoy when you want :)

janpanpickle's picture

These muffins are sooooo good :)

sllyst's picture

Considering how healthy these are, they taste really good, although i did eat 3! My son even took one to school for his lunch.

horlicksjam's picture

easy to make, lovely to eat.

hugheslittlej's picture

Made this this evening, 2 batches and have frozen one of them. Great snack after a morning run!! Love these!

vittoriacorda's picture

How did they fare after thawing from frozen?

gemmac25's picture
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We're very active and do a lot of exercise so always on the look out for more healthier snacks to take on calories - these muffins worked a treat! They go lovely with a nice cup of tea, not too sweet and not too dry, just perfect. Will certainly be making these again!

mangocat's picture
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Really easy to make and were sweet enough with only 3 tablespoons of honey if you run out (like I did). Tasty at all times of the day!

missycharlie's picture
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My 2 year old isn't really into cereal, even the sugary ones, so was looking for a healthy alternative. These went down a treat and no spoon feeding! I am having one too and they are nice and moist, quite strong in banana flavour, but my banana was very ripe. I didn't use blueberries but had some figs in the house, chopped that up instead. Think that chopped apple, raisins or even strawberries would work well as a substitute. I also did a half and half on honey with agave (just because I have some and very rarely use it).