Marmalade & Granola Breakfast Muffins

Marmalade & Granola Breakfast Muffins

Firstly I should just point out that although I’ve called these breakfast muffins, they are prefect any time of the day and the shear fact that throughout the day I have polished off three (for tasting purposes only, honest!)

Based on one of my favourite breakfasts; marmalade on wholemeal toast and granola, it’s one of the healthier muffins I make for my brood and are perfect for busy mornings and breakfast on the go. I’ve included a chai seed topping as it adds a delicious popping crunch as well as being loaded with fibre, protein and omega 3 but the recipe works just as good without it.

You can also substitute wholemeal flour for white self raising and raisins for dried apricots. The dried fruit gives an extra sweetness without having to overload with refined sugar so it’s purely down to preference.

 

Ingredients

100g dried fruit such as raisins, chopped dried apricots, currants or cranberries

5 tbs orange juice

75g caster sugar

2 eggs

75 ml milk

75 ml sunflower oil

300g wholemeal self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

50g granola

12 tsp  marmalade

Topping 

50g light brown muscovado sugar

50g granola

4 tsp sunflower oil

 

delicious breakfast muffins combining 2 breakfast favourites; marmalade and granola.

Method

Preheat the oven to 170’c and prepare a baking sheet with 12 muffin cases.

Soak the dried fruit in the orange juice for a minimum of 20 minutes.

Beat the eggs and add the caster sugar followed by the milk and oil.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and granola then combine the dried fruit, mix with the egg mix and add to the dried ingredients.

Stir through folding in from the outer edge to the middle just until it’s combined but don’t over stir.

transfer a heaped tablespoon of the mixture into each muffin case, gently creating a well in the middle by using the back of 2 spoons to ease the sides apart.

Fill each well with a teaspoon of marmalade.

To make the crunchy topping, mix the brown sugar and granola in a bowl then stir in the oil until all the mixture is coated.

Add a teaspoon on top of each muffin then sprinkle each with chai seeds.

Transfer to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.

These are delicious eaten when still warm but take care as the marmalade will be hot. Otherwise, once cooled move to an airtight tin, if you’ve managed to keep some for the next day you can warm them up again by zapping for 10 seconds in the microwave.

all in one breakfast muffins for a healthy start to the day.

For more delicious cake recipes try Red Berry and Cinnamon Muffins and Easy Apple Layer Cake

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21 Comments

  1. Angela at Daysinbed
    22nd January 2016 / 7:40 pm

    great recipe and knowing me i’d taste them for tasting purposes too! Angela

  2. John Milnes
    22nd January 2016 / 10:04 pm

    My daughter loves baking, so this is one recipe we could try.

    Thanks for sharing

    John

  3. 22nd January 2016 / 10:38 pm

    These look loveeeely! I’m always looking for new recipes for me and my baby and we will definitely have to try these.

    • 22nd January 2016 / 10:56 pm

      You must, they’re a really nice healthy treat, my toddler loves them.

  4. 22nd January 2016 / 10:43 pm

    Oh these sound yum! i was only looking for something different today i make flapjacks every week and wanted to branch out. Going to try these x

    • 22nd January 2016 / 10:57 pm

      These are so much healthier than flapjacks as there isn’t much sugar and healthier fats.

  5. Marilyn
    23rd January 2016 / 12:15 am

    This sounds interesting as well as healthy. Visiting you from #yumtumlinky

  6. Fi Ní Neachtáin
    23rd January 2016 / 9:44 am

    Can you believe I’ve never tried marmalade? For some reason since I was a child I’ve just got it in my head that I wouldn’t like it. I’ll have to try it now I’ve seen these. Your muffins look so moreish and quite healthy too. I’ll have to make a batch for myself and my son to try.

    • 23rd January 2016 / 5:46 pm

      I can’t believe you’ve never tried it! I love marmalade on toast with real butter, I can’t bring myself to try peanut butter and jelly which my boys eat though so I can sympathise with you to a degree.

  7. 23rd January 2016 / 1:38 pm

    Mmm, these sound and look lovely, really like the idea of granola in the muffins, must try out this recipe!

  8. 23rd January 2016 / 3:20 pm

    These would be perfect for making ahead of time for busy mornings! I am always getting moaned at that I don’t have a decent breakfast! doesn’t get more decent than these! I love a good muffin, thanks so much for linking up to #YumTum x

    • 23rd January 2016 / 5:45 pm

      I’ve been zapping them in the microwave to warm them up and they taste just as good

  9. 23rd January 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Oh these look delicious!!! I am definitely bookmarking these to come back to in future and try out, yum!!! x

  10. 23rd January 2016 / 10:49 pm

    I am terrible at thinking up different options for breakfast. These look lovely – I love granola and muffins so perfect combo!

  11. 25th January 2016 / 8:35 pm

    I have to try these. I think they will become a firm favourite too. They sound amazing

    • 25th January 2016 / 9:58 pm

      I’m making a fresh batch tomorrow, they’ve become my mid morning snack of the moment!

  12. 28th January 2016 / 8:48 pm

    These look and sound delicious, I love marmalade and granola, would never have thought to put them together in a muffin.

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