This is a basic muffin recipe but adding your favorite flavor of jam or preserves gives an ordinary muffin some punch! Jam muffins have been around for years and they have always been a delicious place to hide strawberry jam.
- 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- About 1/2 cup strawberry jam (or any flavor you prefer)
- I tablespoon orange zest
- 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, egg, oil, sugar and orange zest. Stir the liquid mixture into the flour mixture until moistened. You can use an electric mixer on low.
Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the batter into greased, regular-sized muffin tins. Drop about a teaspoon of jam on top of batter then top with about two more tablespoons of batter. Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 400⁰ oven. Let cool in tins for 5 minutes then remove and cool on a rack. If desired top with sifted confectioners’ sugar.
Yield: Makes one dozen
This recipe was originally printed in Celebrate Home Magazine (Spring 2013). Click here to download all the issues for free. Photo by Cindy Dyer.