Feel-good muffins

Feel-good muffins

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(66 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 6 - 8
This muffin recipe contain fibre-packed prunes and oats - enjoy them without guilt!

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per muffin

  • kcal478
  • fat22g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs66g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre2g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.66g
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  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 50g porridge oats
  • 140g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 1 egg, beaten



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 150ml ¼ pint buttermilk
    Buttermilk pancake mixture in bowl with whisk



    There are two types of buttermilk. Traditional buttermilk is a thin, cloudy, slightly tart but…

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract



    The sun-dried seed pod of a type of climbing orchid, vanilla has an inimitable soft, sweet…

  • 6 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 175g stoned prune, chopped
  • 85g pecans
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…


  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.

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14th Jan, 2013
There seems to be a decrepincy in the calorific value over these muffins! Does anyone know the correct calories as they do seem quite high to be a healthy snack ? I do hope its a lot lower as they are yummy :)
6th Jan, 2013
These are lovely. I added apricots and some pumpkin seeds as well. Sprinkle some outs and sugar on the top before cooking to add a lovely crunch and look.
10th Dec, 2012
Lovely recipe! Used greek yogurt instead of buttermilk and walnuts in place of the pecans. Will definately make again.
21st Nov, 2012
I used semi skimmed milk plus a spoonful of natural yogurt & dates as I didn't have buttermilk or prunes. Lovely recipe..all I can say is get baking!
19th Oct, 2012
It is simply yummy.
27th Aug, 2012
Lovely muffins, followed previous suggestions and used less sugar. Delicious
12th Aug, 2012
Great muffins easy to make and perfect for breakfast in the go
7th Aug, 2012
Absolutely delicious!!!! I used prunes that were preserved in syrup and it tastes heavenly! A staple in my recipe book :)
6th Aug, 2012
Delicious - I used half dates/prunes and pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts (having a cupboard clear out) and these muffins were brilliant.
28th Jun, 2012
Lovely!!! I used apricots and substitued buttermilk as well and they turned out great.


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