Posted February 1, 2015 by Sam in Foodie Chat

Healthy Fruit & Seed Muffins

With lots of people trying to lesson the sugar intake in their diet I thought I’d try and come up with something tasty and healthy in the form of a muffin.Fruit and seed muffins2This took a couple of attempts but the final result is tasty and would be great as a breakfast muffin (perfect on the go!). You can easily change the ingredients to your preference or what’s in the cupboard, which I do often and this was no exception.


Printable recipe Fruit and Seed Muffins

Healthy Fruit & Seed Muffins



150g plain flour

150g stoneground wholemeal flour

1 tbsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

2-3 tsp of mixed spice (depends how spiced you like things)

50g oats

50g mixed seeds (pumpkin, pine nuts, sunflower work well) plus a little extra to sprinkle on top before baking

100g dried fruit, chopped (I used apricots and prunes)

65g sultanas or raisins


225 ml sunflower or vegetable oil

65 ml milk

2 eggs

3 tbsp maple syrup

Zest and juice of one medium sized orange

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Makes 12 muffins

Oven preheat 190°C 170°C fan GM5

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  1. Place all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Place all the wet ingredients in a bowl and whisk until all creamy and combined.
  3. Tip the wet bowl ingredients in to the dry and fold through until just combined, don’t over mix or the muffins will be stodgy in texture.
  4. Divide between muffin cases, sprinkle a few seeds on top, and bake for 18-22 minutes until starting to turn golden and just firm to the touch. Allow to cool or enjoy warm. ♥

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