Muffin Recipes

Quintessentially American, muffins have become massively popular on this side of the pond too. Delia has some cracking variations - and advice on how to achieve the best texture ever!

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Chunky Marmalade MuffinsMakes 6 large muffins

Chunky Marmalade Muffins

Imagine a cold, dark wintery morning, and you’d like to serve someone something really special for breakfast. Perhaps a birthday treat? Then look no further.

Rhubarb and Orange MuffinsMakes 6 large muffins

Rhubarb and Orange Muffins

There were a few sceptics when, in my muffin madness, I suggested we try rhubarb. But if you chop it small it does what other fruits do, and releases its juicy fragrance, which permeates all through.

Spiced Cranberry Muffins with Frosted CranberriesMakes 6 large muffins

Spiced Cranberry Muffins with Frosted Cranberries

I just couldn’t stop eating these when we tested them, so for me this is another reason to look forward to the Christmas season. They are great at any time, but would be especially good for a celebratory breakfast on Christmas morning.

Fresh Gooseberry and Elderflower MuffinsMakes 6 large muffins

Fresh Gooseberry and Elderflower Muffins

What’s good about changing seasons is looking forward to gooseberries, which only come once a year. They can of course be frozen but they’re never quite as good, so once a year make these glorious and very special muffins.

Iced Lemon and Poppy Seed MuffinsMakes 4 large muffins

Iced Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

A friend asked ‘Can you make iced poppy seed muffins as good as a famous coffee-shop chain?’ Answer, decidedly yes, but with add-ons. Much lighter, moister, much much more lemony without all the additives. And guess what? One fifth of the price!

English MuffinsMakes 12

English Muffins

Cheap and easy to make, it's well worth baking a batch of these lovely muffins for tea… they knock the spots off anything you can buy.

Chocolate Drop Mini Muffins with Red Noses

Chocolate Drop Mini Muffins with Red Noses

So easy to make and so satisfying to eat: these mini muffins are truly sensational and will go down well with just about everyone!

Fresh Apricot and Pecan Muffins with Cinnamon IcingMakes 20 mini or 6 man-sized muffins

Fresh Apricot and Pecan Muffins with Cinnamon Icing

Light and lovely, American muffins are a real teatime treat - and you can add different variations to the basic muffin mix depending on what's available or in season.

Savoury Mini Muffins with Two Flavourings Makes 24

Savoury Mini Muffins with Two Flavourings

For a fresh approach to party nibbles, I offer you these magic little savouries that can be served warm from the oven or, if made in advance, frozen, defrosted and re-heated. First some simple muffin mathematics: the basic muffin recipe makes 24

Spiced Apple MuffinsMakes 6 large muffins

Spiced Apple Muffins

Apples, as I’ve said before, are good in cake recipes, adding fragrance as well as moisture. So they’re perfect for muffins. In the autumn you could replace one of the apples with an equal weight of blackberries

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