Feel-Good Muffins

I used to make these muffins all the time in university. All the time being once a week. I had this recipe mastered. The original  recipe is from a great little bbc good food book but has prunes included… Just the word makes me gag a little. So, I do what any person who is me does, substitute with chocolate.

But really these muffins are fabulous. And they have oats, yum. I think I will be doing a lot of baking with oats this autumn, perfect for this cooler weather.

Feel Good Muffins

(adapted from bbc good food)


Makes 8.

  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 50g porridge oats
  • 140g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1egg , beaten
  • 150ml buttermilk
  • 1 tspvanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 175g chocolate chips
  • 85gpecans
  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6/fan 180C. Butter 6-8 muffin tins or line them with muffin cases. Put the flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl, then rub everything through your fingers, as if making pastry, to ensure the ingredients are evenly blended.
  2. Beat the egg, then stir in the buttermilk, vanilla and oil. Lightly stir the egg mix into the flour.
  3. Fold the prunes and nuts into the mixture.
  4. Divide between the tins, filling the cases to the brim, then bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden. Serve warm or cold.
1 comment
  1. Christine said:

    At last!! I’ve looked each day this week and now I have what I’ve been waiting for – delicious looking muffins – going to buy some buttermilk NOW

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