Christmas morning muffins in a jar

makes 1
30 minutes


Muffin mix

  • 300g of self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 175g of mixed dried fruits, such as cranberries, red and green cherries, sultanas, raisins, currants, glace ginger, mixed citrus peel, blueberries, bananas, mango and kumquats
  • 75g of pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • 100g of caster sugar

To add later

  • 2 large eggs
  • 100g of butter, melted, or sunflower oil
  • 300ml of milk


Layer the dried ingredients in a 1 litre Kilner jar with clip-top lid and a rubber seal, in the order that they are listed
Attach the label and a wooden spoon to the top of the jar with some raffia or coloured ribbon and a sprig of holly or seasonal herbs