Up-and-go breakfast muffins! | RecipeTin Eats

Wholesome muffins which might be really scrumptious! A duplicate-cat of the raspberry bran muffins from Sydney’s beloved Bowan Island Bakery, these breakfast muffins are a nutritious, handy breakfast possibility that’s much better for you than take-away on the way in which to highschool or work.

Pile of freshly baked Up-and-go breakfast muffins

Up-and-go Breakfast Muffins

Being a savoury gal, I’ve at all times been a fan of savoury muffins for breakfast (proof right here, right here and right here). However a breakfast muffin with a candy slant has been on my listing for some time. I’m speaking concerning the kind that doesn’t make you’re feeling such as you’re consuming cake for breakfast, a muffin that’s simply candy sufficient however nonetheless good for you and good to eat.

So right here it’s!

Why these muffins are higher for you

  • Low fats – simply 1 1/4 tsp coconut oil per muffin

  • Refined-sugar free

  • Evenly sweetened – Simply 2 teaspoons honey per muffin

  • Additional dietary fibre – retains your insides….err….transferring, let’s say ☺️ in addition to conserving you full for longer and stabilising your blood sugars.

  • Handy – Seize and go! No must reheat, eat on the transfer.

  • Lengthy shelf life – These final for 4 to five days, and are freezable.

  • Straightforward to make – One-bowl batter combined with only a wood spoon

  • Add-ins of selection – dried fruit and nuts, oats, fruit, choc chips!

Close up of Up-and-go breakfast muffins
Butter spread on Up-and-go breakfast muffins

Components in breakfast muffins

Right here’s what it’s essential make these breakfast muffins. Add-ins are versatile – see beneath for options.

The important thing ingredient on this for goodness and flavour is wheat germ. Good-for-you additional fibre that offers these muffins a superb nutty flavour and wonderful heat brown color!

Dry elements

  • Wheat germ (sub wheat bran) – The nice-for-you additional fibre enhance! Present in both the cereal aisle, well being meals part or flour aisle or grocery shops. Whereas each wheat germ and wheat bran work, I believe wheat germ is nicer. It has beautiful nutty flavour as a result of it’s the seed inside wheat kernels. Whereas wheat germ is the outside of wheat kernels so it offers the muffins a barely earthier flavour. Each have related vitamin traits – excessive in dietary fibre in addition to different vitamins. Higher for you than plain flour!

  • Wholewheat / wholemeal flour – In line with the better-for-you spirit of those muffins, I’ve opted for wholemeal quite than plain white flour. It has extra vitamins as a result of it’s much less processed, plus it enhances the nutty flavour of those muffins.

  • Baking powder AND baking soda (bi-carbonate) – These each make issues rise however baking soda is 3x as sturdy and so they every have totally different rising traits. For this recipe, utilizing a mix of each delivers the muffin high form and crumb texture I need.

    The baking soda could be substituted with extra baking powder however the crumb isn’t fairly as tender. See recipe card notes for amount.

  • Cinnamon – For flavour!

  • Salt – Brings out the opposite flavours within the muffins, doesn’t make it salty!

Moist elements

Ingredients in Up and go breakfast muffins
  • Honey or maple syrup – For sweetening! We solely use 1/2 cup throughout 12 muffins which equates to 2 teaspoons per muffin. See commentary beneath on why honey is healthier for you than sugar.

  • Coconut oil – That is the fats within the muffins. I like to make use of unrefined / virgin coconut oil which provides a stunning very delicate coconut flavour into the muffins. On no account would anybody name these “coconut muffins”! Use the kind that’s agency like butter and must be melted to combine into batters, quite than the pourable kind.

    Observe: There’s additionally refined coconut oil which is stripped of all coconut oil and aroma. This and different oils will work on this recipe however won’t add flavour. For those who go for one other oil, I’d counsel doubling the vanilla and including additional cinnamon. 🙂

  • Yogurt and milk – That is the moist within the batter. Utilizing yogurt serves two functions. Firstly, it has acid in it which supplies the baking soda a rising kick begin. Generally I take advantage of a teaspoon of vinegar in recipes to serve the identical function, like in my Magic Keep-Moist Apple Muffins.

    Secondly, yogurt isn’t as watery as milk. So it provides wetness to batters with out making it as unfastened which implies much less flour wanted = muffin extra moist!

  • Egg – Only one, to carry the muffins collectively. Utilizing only one egg makes an enormous distinction to the moistness of the crumb of muffins because the extra egg you employ, the sturdier however drier the crumb will get.

  • Vanilla – For flavour.

Why is honey higher than sugar?

As a result of honey is:

  • sweeter than sugar so you should use much less in recipes;

  • decrease GI so your blood sugar ranges received’t spike as rapidly – which retains you feeling full for longer; and

  • extra nutritious than sugar which is “empty energy”. That’s, sugar actually simply incorporates sugar and nothing else! Honey incorporates vitamins reminiscent of amino acids, enzymes, nutritional vitamins and minerals.


Add-ins of selection!

I’ve used raspberries in these as a result of they have been on particular. Nonetheless, you actually can add any add-ins you need. See options beneath.

Raspberries for Up and go breakfast muffins

Add-in choices:

  • Raspberries or blueberries, different berries – 250g/8oz, 2 heaped cups

  • Chopped fruit like apple, pears, cherries, grapes. (Not overly juicy fruit like oranges, peaches and so forth as they’ll leech an excessive amount of liquid into the batter)

  • Dried fruit – sultanas, apricots, cranberries, apple, mango – something goes!

  • Nuts and seeds

  • Chocolate chips – I imply, the remainder of the muffin is wholesome. So this suggestions the scales again to impartial? 😈

make breakfast muffins

It’s as straightforward as 1-2-3:

  1. Combine moist elements

  2. Combine in dry elements

  3. Fill muffin holes and bake!

How to make Up and go breakfast muffins

I like to order some raspberries to brighten the highest, however this solely optionally available – for visible functions solely. I do know some folks favor extra INSIDE the muffins!

  1. Whisk moist – Soften the coconut oil in a microwavable bowl. Then whisk in all of the moist elements: egg, yogurt, milk, honey and vanilla.

  2. Combine in dry elements – Scatter throughout the floor (incorporates simpler) then whisk in. As soon as you possibly can now not see flour, cease! Don’t get too enthusiastic with mixing as it can make the muffins robust.

  3. Add-ins – Fold by the raspberries or no matter add-ins you’re utilizing.

  4. Divide between 12 holes. I used liners but it surely’s not important, you possibly can simply spray with oil.

  5. Prime with reserved raspberries, if utilizing.

  6. Bake for 25 minutes at 190°C / 375°F (170°C fan) or till golden brown on the floor. Cool then devour!

Up-and-go breakfast muffins in a muffin tin

Different issues of Up-and-Go Breakfast Muffins

Breakfast on the run – I’ve named these breakfast muffins as such as a result of they’re an incredible grab-and-go breakfast that doesn’t want heating and could be actually eaten on the run. Extra filling and fewer candy than than muesli bars which I personally think about to be extra appropriate for a snack quite than breakfast.

Storage – These will maintain for 4 to five days with out going stale as a result of they’re extra moist than typical muffins because of the coconut oil and yogurt. If it’s scorching the place you’re, greatest to maintain them within the fridge, in any other case simply maintain them within the pantry in an hermetic container. They may even freeze for 3 months.

And with that, I believe I’ve stated all I must on the matter of those breakfast muffins! Simply to reiterate, these are much less candy than your typical muffins. To me, they’re the proper sweetness to have as breakfast with out feeling such as you’re being naughty and consuming cake. And they’re simply candy sufficient to have as a morning tea deal with. In actual fact, individuals who usually discover Western desserts and cookies too candy will most likely discover these the proper stage of sweetness.

Hope you give them a go! Like to know what add-ins you employ when you do. – Nagi x

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Pile of freshly baked Up-and-go breakfast muffins

Up-and-go breakfast muffins!


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Recipe video above. No extra dry, bland wholesome muffins. These are wholesome – however scrumptious!! Simply 1 1/4 tsp of oil and a couple of tsp honey per muffin, decrease fats than typical sweet-treat muffins, refined sugar free and comprise additional dietary fibre. Nice for breakfast as a result of it isn’t candy like cake. But additionally morning tea – they’re simply candy sufficient for me. 🙂 Stays contemporary for days.


  • Preheat oven to 190°C / 375°F (170°C fan). Line a 12 gap commonplace muffin tin with muffin circumstances OR spray generously with oil.

  • Whisk moist – Place coconut oil in a microwave proof bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds on excessive or till melted. Add remaining Moist elements, whisk till clean.

  • Combine in Dry – Sprinkle the Dry elements throughout the floor within the order listed. Combine simply till mixed.

  • Raspberries – Gently stir in the entire raspberries or different add-ins of selection.

  • Fill muffin tin – Divide batter between the 12 holes utilizing an ice cream scoop. Embellish high with halved raspberries.

  • Bake 25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes then switch to a cooling rack.

Recipe Notes:

1. Coconut oil – Higher for you than butter and extraordinary oil, with the additional advantage of tasty coconut flavour! Virgin & unrefined coconut oil has coconut flavour (as a result of they aren’t processed, so higher for you) and has a texture like agency butter so must be melted to combine in. Makes these muffins tastier!
Refined coconut oil doesn’t have coconut flavour and is pourable like extraordinary oil – can be utilized on this recipe too.
Extraordinary oil could be substituted however will cut back flavour within the muffins. Butter may also be substituted and can give them beautiful flavour however muffin won’t be fairly as moist inside.
2. Wheat germ is the seed inside wheat kernels and has a stunning nutty flavour. Discover it within the cereal or well being meals aisle of grocery shops.
Wheat bran may also be used however the flavour is a bit earthier. I’d use one thing sweeter than raspberries to steadiness this out – like dried fruit.
3. Wholemeal flour (aka wholewheat flour) makes the muffins softer and has extra flavour than plain/all-purpose flour (however you should use plain flour, perhaps double the vanilla and add additional cinnamon!)
4. Baking powder and baking soda (bi-carbonate) – These have totally different rising qualities and this mixture offers these muffins the perfect form, in my view. Nonetheless, you should use simply baking powder in order for you – use 4 teaspoons in whole.
Storage – 4 to five days in an hermetic container. Fridge is greatest although pantry additionally fantastic if it’s not too heat the place you’re. Freezer 3 months.
Diet per muffin.

Diet Info:

Energy: 217cal (11%)Carbohydrates: 32g (11%)Protein: 6g (12%)Fats: 9g (14%)Saturated Fats: 6g (38%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 1gMonounsaturated Fats: 1gTrans Fats: 0.002gLdl cholesterol: 16mg (5%)Sodium: 156mg (7%)Potassium: 237mg (7%)Fiber: 5g (21%)Sugar: 14g (16%)Vitamin A: 57IU (1%)Vitamin C: 6mg (7%)Calcium: 45mg (5%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

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