Surprise Muffins

Surprise Muffins


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

dakota kelly

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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Reviews (2)


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

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