Marmalade muffins

Marmalade muffins

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Makes 9
These craggy individual cupcakes are filled with oats, citrus and a melting middle - they're low-fat too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per muffin

  • kcal206
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre1g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.4g


  • 175g plain flour
  • 25g porridge oat, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 175g light soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 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-…

  • zest and juice 1 orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 150g pot plain yogurt



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • 1 large egg
  • 9 tsp chunky marmalade


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6 and line a muffin tin with 9 paper cases. Combine the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and bicarb in a bowl. Whisk the orange zest and juice, oil, yogurt and egg together with a fork, then lightly stir the 2 mixtures together until just combined.

  2. Spoon 1 tbsp of the mixture into each muffin case, top with 1 tsp of marmalade, then cover with the remaining muffin mix and a sprinkling of oats. Bake for 15-20 mins until cooked through and golden, then leave to cool slightly.

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scaryjane's picture
20th Nov, 2018
Made these tonight for something quick. Was well impressed. Though mine turned out a wee bit dry (I forgot the timer :( ) I'm going to keep this one
16th Sep, 2018
Delicious and simple muffins which were ideal for using up half a jar of the many marmalade jars I have in my fridge (who knew 4 oranges would make 6 jars of the stuff!!) I had fairy cake sized cases rather than muffin cases and this mixtures made 12 daintier muffins.
20th May, 2017
These are delicious. I substituted lime marmalade and lime juice and zest and I will definitely make them again.
hrgoddess's picture
23rd Jan, 2017
Just made a batch and ate one with a nice cup of tea. Delish! I used about 1 fifth less sugar as it seemed rather a lot what with the marmalade too. Next batch, I'll cut down on the sugar some more and combine some wholewheat flour with the white. I only had gluten-free oats but they worked perfectly fine.
Monty14's picture
23rd Jan, 2015
Followed the recipe and they turned out beautifully. Possibly my new favourite. Really can't fault them, Delicious!
30th Jun, 2014
Followed the recipe and they turned out awful, horrible texture and a bad after taste.
2nd May, 2014
Don't know what I did wrong, but I actually found these rather unpleasant...
30th Mar, 2014
Very quick and easy to make, with no obscure ingredients that I had to search around for. They turned out really well, especially the melting marmalade middle!
kathryndonna's picture
5th Feb, 2014
You need to be a real marmalade fan to like these - I am and loved them, husband less keen. The muffin has quite a "bouncy" texture which makes it strong enough to hold the marmalade in the centre and stopping it from sinking. Would be nice as part of a breakfast or brunch menu.
3rd Feb, 2014
Oh these are amazing! I love them and will definitely make them again! I will also try lemon curd as suggested below. They are really tasty when they are still warm.


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