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Nutty Fruit-Filled Muffins

On a recent trip down the baking aisle I noticed some parchment paper cups. I had never seen them before. I just want to say that these take the guesswork out of muffin baking. Cupcakes are a no brainer . . . you use paper cups. But muffins are always a guess. I like the way they look without the paper, but I don't want to chance having to pry them out of the pan. For this reason parchment paper cups are great to use for butter tarts and muffins that can leave behind a sugary or fruity mess. The following recipe comes from my friend, Karin, shared during the days when we would get together for coffee and play dates with our kids.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (or oil)
  • jam filling
  • 1/4 cups nuts
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, room temp
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  1. Prepare muffin tins and pre-heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Combine streusel ingredients, using a pastry blender to make a crumb mixture. Chill.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients.
  4. In a separate small bowl, combine eggs, milk and melted butter, then stir into dry ingredients.
  5. Fill each muffin tin with about a tablespoon of batter, making a small indentation.
  6. Place a teaspoon of jam on each center and cover with the rest of the batter.
  7. Sprinkle with crumb mixture.
  8. Bake for 20 - 25 min.


  1. the picture is very nice!!!And even the recipe, happy new year Flavia

  2. They look good. And I'm definitely going to be looking for parchment paper liners. I hate leaving half the muffin stuck to the paper.

  3. Hi There. muffins look real good there,, but would like to know where you had brought the parchment paper, Safeway????

  4. Which store did you find parchment paper cups in?
    Thanks :)

  5. I use pan spray on muffin papers. It does a good job keeping the muffins from sticking. Chrissy

  6. For those who asked ... I got the parchment paper muffin liners at Safeway, but they could possibly be anywhere. I was not looking for them, just happened to see them.

  7. @Shirley & @Melanie…Yes I get the baking cups at Safeway. In all brands the 'standard' or even 'large' size paper muffin cups are a bit too small. At Safeway I buy ™Reynolds brand and in a size GIANT. This size fits the cups in the tray perfectly.
    I first oil (or spray) the inside of the cooking tray before placing in the paper liners.
    I have a wonderful moist muffin recipe that I frequently make and I vary it (eg. from bran to cornmeal, etc.)
    With all recipes I use less sugar than it asks for. For this recipe, rather than ½ cup sugar I used ⅓ cup sugar, and they are never bland or lacking. The jam inside gives these a nice kick.
    Great advice I got from my Mom is to NEVER overmix the ingredients. FOLD the ingredients in with as few strokes as possible. This will ensure a moist muffin result.

  8. I purchased my parchment liners at London Drugs.

  9. Thank you for the recipe and the tip about the parchment cups; I haven't seen them yet, but I'll keep my eyes open for them.

  10. I found the parchment liners at our local Co-op store - it seems they are popping up everywhere. I look forward to trying them with this recipe!

  11. What a great idea...I need to look for those. Your photo is really nice....making me want to reach in and take that muffin. I think my grands would enjoy this muffin.

  12. What a great idea...I need to look for those. Your photo is really nice....making me want to reach in and take that muffin. I think my grands would enjoy this muffin.


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