Fruitburst muffins

Fruitburst muffins

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Takes 40-50 minutes


12 muffins
Blueberries, cranberries, raisins and apricots in a low-fat breakfast muffin.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freeze for up to 1 month
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per muffin

  • kcal243
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.59g
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  • 225g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • 2 large egg



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  • 50g butter, melted



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 175ml skimmed milk
  • 100ml clear honey
  • 140g fresh blueberry



    Blueberries are one of the few edibles native to North America and credited with being…

  • 85g dried cranberry


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 140g seedless raisin
  • 140g dried apricot, chopped
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest



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  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/ fan 180C and very lightly butter a 12-hole muffin tin. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. In another bowl, lightly beat the eggs, then stir in the melted butter, milk and honey. Add to the flour with the remaining ingredients. Combine quickly without overworking (it’s fine if there are some lumps left – you want it gloopy rather than fluid). Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and pale golden on top.

  2. Leave in the tin for a few minutes before turning out. When cool, they’ll keep in an airtight tin for two days. (Can be frozen for up to 1 month.)

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Comments (59)

dwhitlay's picture

Absolutely fab. Great way to start our healthier eating. Forgot to put in the apricots & was kicking myself when I realised, but still loved them.

estherbillington's picture

I liked them but they are too fruity for my family! Basically lumps of fruit held together with a bit of muffin!

pollypec's picture

havent made them yet .but will do im trying to cut down on cake so smaller version will be fine

samlucy's picture

i used 100 ml of milk and 75 ml of low fat greek yoghurt instead of 175 ml of milk and they are very moist and scrummy!

waleez's picture

I have made these a few times now and my family love them, even those I thought wouldn't raved about them. I don't make any changes at all and find them very satisfying with a cup of tea for breakfast. As they are quite dense, you can't rush eating them and I find they keep me feeling full much longer than a couple of pieces of toast. They are a family favourite now in our house.

jobyhall's picture

Really tasty. I used self raising flower and 1tsp of baking powder. 75g butter and 2tsp of cinnamon. I left out the apricots and used frozen mixed berries. Baked for 20 minutes. They turned out light and fluffy and all the family loved them. Very nice with Philadelphia cream cheese on top.

barbsbaking's picture

If you use frozen blueberries they don't seem to sink and they come out perfectly cooked. The first time I made these I thought they were too sweet and fruity. After a few tries I now use only 75ml honey and half the amount of all the fruits plus a few chopped dates and 50gms pecan nuts. I also use buttermilk instead of milk plus half tsp bicarbonate soda. This gives extra rise and a softer crumb. You could use half milk and half plain yoghurt if you don't have buttermilk. Using wholemeal flour gives a nicer texture I think. It's a great healthy muffin. A very adaptable recipe.

bluevalkyrie's picture

Either my scales malfunctioned on the flour, or there is a crazy amount of liquid vs dry ingredients in these. I'm a regular baker, and when I saw that my batter had the consistency of runny yogurt (difficult to spoon into the cases it was so runny), I considered adding extra flour, but decided to trust Good Food.

Mistake. After double the amount of time (in a pre-heated oven at gas 6), they looked still wobbly, but I gave up and took them out. They promptly sank. The inside was still wet goo, surrounded by exploded berries.

Even if something was mismeasured, the amount of fruit is excessive for my taste.

ciggieo's picture

wonderfully fruity, ideal for breakfast muffins with cup of coffee before walking the dog!

copywriter's picture

Any tips for stopping my fruit from sinking?

Susan Wyatt's picture

When I first started baking over 30 years ago, we were taught to put our fruit into the flour to coat it which helped it to stay put. As I've not made these yet I don't know if it would work but worth a try. :)

wonderwoman27's picture

Mmmmm, these are delicious! I halved the recipe and used just blueberries and sultanas as it looked like fruit overload. Super tasty, freezeable and a lovely guilt-free treat! Went down very well :) will definitely be making many more!

erinrosep's picture

These muffins are great! I've made them numerous times and my whole family enjoy them.
A very yummy breakfast!

d41d0y's picture

I used poppy seeds, raisins, blueberries, chopped walnuts and a chopped nectarine - just what I had in the cupboards!
I also 50:50 spelt:plain flour. Added an extra teaspoon of baking powder and was careful not to overmix. They rose beautifully and were a hit with my boyfriend too! I had half a muffin spread with lemon curd for a snack to test them out and I can't wait to eat one for breakfast with fresh fruit in the week. A great healthy treat!

lucyfogarty's picture

Nice fruity muffins which are easy to make and a hit with the children too.

missmarylondon's picture

I made this recipe with wholemeal flour and substituted the apricots for more fresh berries. The result was fruity and fantastic. A great mid morning snack.

missflipflop's picture

I am relatively new to cooking and had hoped that this recipe would yield some edible muffins. I followed the recipe very closely but unfortunately they came out v.small and hard - my partner called them rock cakes - I am still searching for a fool proof recipe - any suggestions?

lollypop_layla's picture

I tried this again with banana and mixed dried fruit and it turned out lovely (though im not too sure about the candied peel but im not sure if thats just because i dont like candided peel)

aticavo's picture

I like these muffins even if they are dense. They taste delicious and they raise just fine. Very healthy alternative!

chichi_30's picture

The flavour is not bad but I didn't like the texture. I put less blueberries and no raisins.


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