Baked Jam Doughnut Muffins

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Serves6 people
Baked Jam Doughnut Muffins

Doughnut fans will love this speedy alternative to traditional jam doughnuts. Based on American muffins, they take half the time to make but are just as quick to eat.

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  • 75g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 130g sugar
  • 200ml full cream milk
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3-6 heaped tsp raspberry jam
  • TO COAT:
  • 75g butter
  • 125g sugar

Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 20-25 mins

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1. Heat your oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Brush the holes of a deep, 6-hole muffin tin with melted butter to coat them.
2. Sift the flour into a large bowl. Whisk in the sugar with a good pinch of sea salt.
3. Pour the milk into a jug. Squeeze in the lemon juice and stir to mix – you want the milk to go a bit curdled and lumpy, so don’t worry if it looks bad. Crack in the egg and add the vanilla extract. Pour in 75g melted butter. Whisk together till combined.
4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the flour and sugar and gently stir a few times to just mix them together. Don’t overmix – it’s fine to have a few floury lumps.
5. Divide half the doughnut mixture between the 6 muffin tin holes. Add ½ heaped tsp jam to each muffin hole. Cover with the rest of the doughnut mixture. Bake for 20-25 mins till risen and golden brown. Let them cool in the tins for 5 mins.
6. While the doughnuts cool, prepare the coating. Melt the butter. Sprinkle the sugar onto a plate.
7. Turn the doughnut muffins out of their tin. Brush one liberally with the butter and roll in the sugar. Pop on a wire rack and repeat with the rest of the doughnut muffins. These are best eaten on the day they are made.
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These were easy to make. I made 9 with this mixture. They were delicious, tasted like the american style doughnuts. Put some in the freezer then warmed them in the microwave. I also used gluten free flour. I will put more jam in next time though.


Easy, delicious, light and fluffy. Great for children to make. We made 8 with the mixture and rolled them in cinnamon sugar. Husband, who is not interested in cake, asked for them again.



I think there is something wrong with this recipe: 1 - there is no butter added to the mix 2- it seems to make a lot more that 6 muffins 3 - the mixture seems very dry for a muffin batter I doubled up the mix to make 12 muffins, but they are overflowing and I had mix left over that I have thrown into a spare cake tin. Would love to know how to correct this.