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



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  • 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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24th Jan, 2012
Lovely muffins. I put in a finely diced apple which worked well with the cinnamon. I think the calorie count is correct at 478. This must be based on getting 6 out of the mix. I got 12 smaller ones out of my mix, so therefore only half the calories! Otherwise they would be pretty enormous muffins...
3rd Dec, 2011
One more thing - my mixture made 12 good sized muffins! Great!
3rd Dec, 2011
Absolutely delicious. Went by what other posters said and went for about 90g of sugar, a whole (drained) can of prunes, 1/2 tsp extra baking soda and 175ml plain, low fat yogurt instead of the butter milk. So hard to get wrong!
17th Oct, 2011
These are delicious but used dates and walnuts instead of prunes and pecans and had no light muscovado so used dark. Had no oats so made up the weight with walnuts - wonderful!
14th Oct, 2011
Followed recipe exactly apart from only using 50g sugar as another poster suggested. Made 9 muffins - delicious!
4th Oct, 2011
I just made these and substituted oats for bran flakes, sultanas for prunes and no nuts because my kids don't like them much. I think they tasted lovely and the recipe made loads and was very very easy.
20th Sep, 2011
I made these the other day but changed the ingredients slightly. Instead of prunes and pecans I added 1 chopped apple. I found this worked so well with the cinnamon, they were delicious. I should have put the batter into muffin cases rather than straight into the tray as they were very hard to get out whole.
9th Aug, 2011
Havent made these yet but put them into my Weight Watchers calculator and they are quite high in points! If this recipe makes 8 muffins as stated then its 11 points per muffin! Or if it makes 12 its still 7 points each which is very high for just a snack. The sugar, oil and pecan nuts each have quite a lot of points so may be more diet-friendly if you can substitute/omit these.
3rd Aug, 2011
I made these last weekend and this recipe made 9 very large muffins. Really tasty served warm with coffee for breakfast but equally good the next and the following day cold. I feeeeeeeel good! :o)
27th Jul, 2011
Great recipe. Didn't have exactly the ingredients needed so swapped the prunes for a mashed banana, used 50ml milk as well as 100ml buttermilk, and walnuts and raisins instead of pecans. Made 10 good sized muffins. Also drizzled honey on top before cooking...yum!


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