Surprise Muffins

    30 min

    This is an old recipe of my gran's. They are pretty healthy muffins but with a jam 'surprise' in the middle!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 150g wholemeal flour
    • 40g wheatgerm
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 100g dark soft brown sugar
    • 75g butter, melted
    • 1 egg
    • 225ml buttermilk
    • About 12 teaspoons any flavour fruit jam

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7. Grease a 12-hole muffin tin or line with paper muffin liners.
    2. Stir together flour, wheatgerm, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and dark brown sugar. In a separate bowl, mix together butter, egg and buttermilk. Stir wet mixture into dry ingredients; mix just until combined. Fill prepared muffin cups half full with mixture. Make a depression in the centre of each muffin and drop in 1 teaspoon of jam. Cover jam with additional mixture.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.

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    Great recipe, really tasty, and superquick to make. I didn't have wheatgerm, so used 190g spelt/normal flour. I made 13 cupcakes out it. I will definitely make it again, good for a family treat, as it is a 'smaller' recipe (doesn't make a lot). I baked mine at 200 C for 15 minutes. Thank you!  -  12 Sep 2014


    Tried these today, absolutely delicious! I swapped the wholemeal flour for wholemeal spelt flour and the wheatgerm for oat bran but otherwise followed the recipe and all my family loved them. The only thing I would say is that I only had enough batter for 10 smallish muffins, definitely not 12.  -  04 Feb 2012


    A word to the wise: don't fill the tins with the jam directly in the middle! The jam bubbled up through the top of the muffins, creating a small mess. I bet putting the jam in sooner/deeper would have alleviated this somewhat. Trying to be as health-conscious as possible, I subbed applesauce for the butter, and they turned out fine. A good, healthy muffin, with a nice taste. Oh, and I think raspberry jam tastes the best. :-)  -  05 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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