Christmas Muffins

Christmas Muffins

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The perfect Christmas treat for kids and adults alike. Quick and easy to prepare, these muffins are a true family tradition.
Servings: 6
Calories: 436


  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour sifted
  • 3 1/2 tbsp caster sugar superfine granulated
  • 25 g dried cranberries
  • 50 g pecan nuts chopped
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Christmas spice
  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 meduim egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbls spoon icing sugar confectioners sugar
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp brandy or orange juice


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C,400°F; gas mark 6.
  • for the muffins
  • Line a muffin tin with 6 paper muffin cases.
  • In a bowl mix the first seven ingredients together.
  • In a jug mix together the butter, egg and milk.
  • Make a well in the centre of the dried ingredients and pour in the milk mixture, beat the mixture well to combine.
  • Spoon the batter into the paper cases and bake in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes or until well risen and golden brown.
  • Remove and leave to cool on a cooling tray, then dust with the icing sugar.
  • for the butter cream
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then add the brandy or orange juice.
  • Serve the muffins with the butter cream.
Calories: 436 kcal
Carbohydrates: 54 g
Protein: 6 g
Fat: 23g
Saturated Fat: 11 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 69 mg
Sodium: 327 mg
Potassium: 126 mg
Fiber: 2 g
Sugar: 28 g
Vitamin A: 557 IU
Vitamin C: 3 mg
Calcium: 124 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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