Adam Byatt can take little of the credit for this Christmas Day muffins recipe, as they are actually the creation of his wife. Easily rustled up and surprisingly light, these muffins will go down a treat after a traditional turkey roast

Method
1.
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
2.
Line a 12-bun muffin tin with muffin papers - you could also use silicone inserts
3.
Mix the flour, baking powder, bicarb, caster sugar and spices in a bowl
Room for a little one
Ask your little helpers to dive in and get mixing with their hands. The aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg will be a delight!
4.
Grate the zest of the clementine into the bowl and mix to combine. If you are doing this in advance, leave the zesting until the day of baking
Tasty trivia
Unlike oranges and tangerines, clementines are completely seedless! They are typically eaten over the winter months and are sometimes called ‘Christmas oranges’
5.
Squeeze the juice of the clementines into a measuring jug, pour in the milk until it comes up to the 200ml mark
6.
Lightly beat in the oil and egg until just combined
7.
Pour this liquid mixture into the bowl of dried ingredients and stir until everything is combined
Back to school
Remember that an overly-beaten mixture makes for heavy muffins - so lumps are fine
8.
Fold in the cranberries then spoon the batter into the muffin cases and sprinkle the Demerara sugar on top
9.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Remove and serve warm, or allow to cool and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days
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Ingredients

  • 250g of plain flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 2 clementines
  • 125ml of milk
  • 75ml of vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 130g of dried cranberries
  • 3 tsp of Demerara sugar

Equipment

  1. Muffin papers
  2. Muffin tin

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Nutrition (per Portion)

Calories

217
11%

Sugars

18g
20%

Fat

7g
9%

Saturates

1g
4%

Salt

299mg
5%
of an adult's guideline daily amount
This delightful clementine muffin recipe is a firm favourite in the Byatt home, baked for Christmas day by Mrs Byatt. The mix can be made in advance of the big day to save time

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