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Recipe: Jam-filled Muffins

One of my favorite cold weather breakfast or snack items is a muffin.  Easy for grab and go in the morning or perfect with a cup of tea and a chat with friends in the afternoon.  I try to keep fresh baked muffins on hand and bake a batch once a week or so.

I LOVE jam or jelly on my muffins.  It’s even better when it’s in them!  A few years ago I came up with the brilliant idea of adding jam before baking them.

You can use any ole muffin recipe to achieve this.

I used a recipe from AllRecipes that I modified just a bit.

Blueberry Muffin Recipe:


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil – I substitute for 1/3 cup of coconut oil.  To substitute coconut oil, heat it until barely warmed in the microwave and liquid
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries – I did a triple berry muffin, because more is always better! 1/3 cup of blueberries, 1/3 cup of raspberries, 1/3 cup of blackberries
  • blackberry or strawberry jam


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in berries.
  3. Fill muffin cups about half-way with batter.  Add a big dollop of jam.  I like LOTS of jam.  You can’t go wrong with too much, really.  If you put too much the muffins might fall apart, that’s the only thing to keep in mind.
  4. Fill the rest of the muffin cup with batter.  Go ahead and fill all of the way to the top of the cup.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.  It may take a little bit longer with the jam in it.

These are great reheated in the morning!  Definitely want to eat them warm.

muffin 4

Nom Nom! Enjoy!