Christmas Morning Muffins in March!


I fancied making more muffins today, wasn’t quite sure what ones I wanted to make, so had a look through the book that I made the blueberry muffins out of yesterday..

Scanning through the index under muffins I came across Christmas Morning Muffins, turned to the page they were on, scanned through the ingredients… yep had everything, so I made them.. yes I know its not christmas, but they sounded delicious 🙂

Here is the recipe and a picture of how they turned out …..

for the muffins:

  • 200g plain flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g demerara sugar
  • good grating of fresh nutmeg
  • 1 clementine or small orange
  • approx 50ml milk
  • 60g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 150g dried cranberries
  • 12 bun muffin tin with papers

For the topping :

  • 2 teaspoons demerara sugar
  • half a teaspoon cinnamon.


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C / gas mark 6
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, bicard and sugar, and grate over a generous amount of fresh nutmeg.
  • Squeeze the orange or clementine juice into a measuring jug, then pour in milk on top until it comes up to the 150ml mark
  • Add the melted butter and the egg and beat to combine.
  • Pour the jug of liquid ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until the ingredients are more or less combined, remembering that a lumpy batter makes light muffins.
  • Last of all, lightly fold in the cranberries and fill the muffin cases.
  • Mix the demerara sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the muffins.
  • Stick them in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Makes 12

 Option : when ready, break open, spread with butter and marmalade.


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