Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Delicious, light and fluffy muffins - excellent, quickly prepared after school snack or lunch box treat. Really yummy straight out of the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 220 deg C (425F) Sift flour into bowl.
  2. Rub in butter.
  3. Add remaining ingredients.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Spoon into greased muffin trays.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

Yum, I love these muffins! Great moist dense muffin. I plan to adjust it to make different flavored muffins. I'm hoping to use this basic recipe and turn it into lemon poppy muffins. Maybe I'll post the variation if it works. Thanks so much for sharing!

5 5

Splendid.One of the best muffins I have ever made. Reminded me of Terry's chocolate orange(England). They are very very easy to make and look beautiful when they come out of the oven. I used dark choc chips. I will make again soon!!!! The children yummed there way through eating them!!!! I also used all purpose flour and added 3 tsp of baking powder and 1 tsp of salt to substitute. You must try these!!!!!

4 5

Self-raising flour is not available where I live so I used regular flour plus 1 tsp of baking powder (a recipe from this site too) but my jaffa muffins haven't risen as much as those pretty ones in the photo. I also should have read one of the reviews where cordamonstairs says that she used 3 tsp of baking powder. I also think that the chocolate chips might be too heavy for the batter to rise. Tastewise quite nice, not too sweet.