Basic Muffin Recipe

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Blueberries are rich in Vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene as well as rich in potassium, manganese and magnesium. They are very high in fibre and low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.

Bananas are high in potassium. Potassium helps to keep our muscles working properly. It is also important in keeping blood pressure stable.


  • 175g self raising flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50g margarine
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 150ml milk


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Line a muffin tray with paper cases (or if you have no cases, grease the tray).
  3. Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Rub the margarine into the flour until the mixture looks like bread crumbs.
  5. Add the sugar.
  6. Beat the egg and stir into the milk.
  7. Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients and DO NOT overmix. It should look like lumpy batter. Stir in your choice of filling.
  8. Spoon the mixture into paper cases and bake for 20 mins and remove from tray to cool.

Muffin fillings

Chocolate chip and walnut

  • 50g chocolate chips
  • 25g chopped nuts eg walnuts

Chocolate chip & ginger

  • 50g choc chips
  • 1tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 15ml golden syrup

Fruit & spice

1 tsp mixed spice
25g dried fruit

1 med apple, grated


Chocolate orange & raisin

  • 25g cocoa powder, sieved
  • 25g chopped raisins soaked in 50ml pure orange juice

Nutty pear

  • 2 canned pear halves
  • 50g chopped nuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Apple and sultana

  • 100g peeled and chopped apple with 20g sultanas and ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1 sml banana, mashed
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 25g sultanas
  • 25g chopped nuts

Mixed berries

  • 120g mixed berries – try a selection of blueberries with a tiny splash of vanilla essence


  • 60g mango and 60g pineapple, finely chopped