Start your day with these healthy breakfast muffins from Delicious magazine!



75g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing

300ml skimmed milk

125g natural oat bran

2 eggs, room temperature

75g light muscovado sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

60g whole meal flour

125g self-raising flour

1/2 teaspoon kitchen salt

2 teaspoon baking powder

2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and chopped

2 tablespoon raisins soaked in 2 tablespoon orange juice

25g pecan nuts, toasted and chopped


  • Preheat oven to 190°C/ Fan 170°C/ Gas5. Grease a 12-hole muffin tray with a little butter.
  • Put the milk and oat bran in a bowl and set aside. Beat the eggs, butter, sugar and vanilla.

  • In a larger bowl, sift together the flours, salt and baking powder and then stir in the apple.
  • Mix bran into egg mixture, then briefly stir this into the dry ingredients. Divide it into two.

  • Briefly stir the raisins into one half of the muffin batter, and the pecans into the other half.
  • Put a heaped dessertspoonful of each mixture into muffin holes so you get 6 of each flavor.

  • Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes, until risen and golden. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
  • Then turn out onto a wire rack. Serve the muffins warm or at room temperature. Makes 12.

Healthy Breakfast Muffins