Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas Morning Muffins (Nigella Lawson)

Delicious & soft muffins adapted from Nigella Christmas cookbook .  A lovely sweet treat to enjoy

Christmas Morning Muffins
Recipe from Nigella Christmas cookbook

1 2/3 cup flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 clementines (juice & zest)
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil (or melted butter )
1 egg
1 1/2 cup cranberries ( I've used raisins )

Topping :
turbinado sugar (brown sugar)


1) Preheat oven to 200°C & line 12 muffins pan with paper liners

2) In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda ,sugar, cinnamon,, nutmeg & zest of clementines .

3) In a measuring cup combine clementines juice & milk till it comes halfway between the 3/4 cup & 1 cup marks .

4) Add in oil & egg , & lightly beat till combined .

5) Pour  liquid mixture into  dried ingredients . Stir till well combined . Fold in cranberries(raisin) . Spoon the batter in prepared muffin pan & sprinkle brown sugar on top & bake for 20 mins  or till golden brown .

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  1. These muffins look really soft and moist. They are perfect to kick start the day, Kit.

  2. Good Morning Kit,

    I will be happy eating these Christmas morning muffins for everyday, not just for Christmas :D


  3. Hi Kit,
    Like Zoe, I don't mind having this anytime of the year! Looks yumm!

  4. Hi Kit, should be lovely to enjoy these muffins in the early morning especially when I wish to laze around the house.

  5. We made this for the last 2 years during Christmas morning, really love the smell of cinnamon - so festive!