Christmas morning muffins


These muffins have been a tradition in my house ever since I bought Nigella Christmas. The only thing I changed was replacing the regular white sugar with brown sugar and not making the topping.

They go perfectly well with the orange-cranberry marmalade I’ll be posting later.

I weigh all my ingredients and put them ready the day before Christmas and make them in the morning, still wearing my PJ’s.

I hope you’ll like them too.



Christmas morning muffins


  • 250 g plain flour
  • 5 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 clementines (zest and juice)
  • 125 ml full-fat milk
  • 75 ml olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 175 g dried cranberries


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Line a muffin tin with muffin papers.
  • In a bowl mix the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and the grated zest of the clementines.
  • Pour the juice of the clementines in a measuring jug and add milk until it comes up to the 200 ml mark.
  • Add the oil and egg to the juice and milk and beat lightly until just combined.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir to a lumpy batter. Do not stir too much, as this will make the muffins heavier.
  • Fold in the cranberries and spoon the batter into the muffin cases.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.IMG_6360

2 comments on “Christmas morning muffins

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