Sunday, June 27, 2010

Raspberry Spiced Muffins

This is our favourite spicy muffin recipe, I just love the combination of spices and the muffins are just delicious!  I've made a few different variations by changing the type of berries and nuts.  This one uses raspberries and sunflower seeds rather then nuts.  The original recipe was for Cranberry Spiced Muffins which I found while trying to find a way to use up some leftover cranberries.  I use frozen raspberries as that's how we buy them, but you could use fresh if you prefer.

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbs white sugar
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 1 tbs sunflower seeds, extra
  • 1 tbs brown sugar, extra

Put the frozen berries into a bowl, sprinkle a little white sugar over the top and add 1 tbs boiling water.

Mix the flour, brown sugar, sunflower seeds, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine the milk, vegetable oil and egg.

Pour the wet mix into the dry mix and stir until just combined.

Spoon the mix into a 12 cup muffin tray which has been sprayed with cooking oil.

Put the extra sunflower seeds and brown sugar into a mortar and pestle and mix until the seeds are crushed slightly.

Sprinkle the crushed seed mix on top of the muffins and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Try to let them cool just a little before tasting :)  What's your favourite muffin flavours?


  1. These are my favourite muffins that David bakes, the spices are a perfect mix, but the chocolate ones he does are pretty good too! <3

  2. Looks perfect for breakfast with a cup of coffee!

  3. These look fabulous!

    I wonder if the recipe would work with blackberries? We have wild blackberries growing out back but no raspberries.

  4. They look delicious! What a great recipe with the sun flower seeds being a unique addition!

  5. These sound delicious to me. They also look wonderful. I can imagine how good they would be with morning coffee. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. ooohh... nice!
    I'll definitely try this sometime. :)

  7. These sound awesome with the sunflower seeds! Thanks!

  8. I love the blend of flavors in your muffins! This is a must try recipe for me.

  9. I make muffins all the time!

    My favorite ones I make is graham cracker muffins, banana chocolate chip, chocolate zucchini and I just made blueberry muffins the other day that were awesome!

    I have a category on my blog that's called "muffin of the week" and I have dozens of HEALTHY muffins!


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