Christmas Muffins

Every year we like to make Christmas muffins at this time of year – ideal for packed lunches and much more child friendly than a slab of Christmas cake!


  • 300g plain flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Half a teaspoon ground ginger
  • 125g dark muscovado sugar
  • 200g mixed dried fruit
  • 75g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 150ml milk


  • Mix together flour, baking powder, spices, sugar and dried fruit.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add to the dry ingredients.
  • Mix in the eggs and milk.
  • Spoon the mixture into muffin cases, and bake at 200*C for 15 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack and decorate as you would like! We spread a little jam on the top, then add marzipan shapes to the top.
A lovely, quick and simple alternative to traditional Christmas cake, and lovely for lunchboxes or just a snack!
What is your favourite thing to make at Christmas?


  1. December 17, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    Love this idea!! and the marzipan stars are a perfect touch. x

  2. December 17, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    So need to try these, fancy sending some over?

  3. December 17, 2013 / 6:16 pm

    Love the marzipan shapes, we got sent loads by hubby’s German auntie and now I know what I can do with it!
    Linking in from #TastyTuesdays.

  4. December 17, 2013 / 10:58 pm

    Great recipe, and I love the touch of marzipan! #TastyTuesdays

  5. December 18, 2013 / 8:36 am

    These look wonderful-so accomplished and pretty! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays. Please do add my badge or link back at the end of the post if you can, thanks.

  6. December 19, 2013 / 10:08 am

    I love the stars, so pretty

  7. December 22, 2013 / 11:17 pm

    Beautiful. I love the stars on the top – very attractive. Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek. Have Pinned and tweeted this post and there’s a fresh linky live now 🙂

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