Monday, August 8, 2011

Muffin Monday - Jam-Filled Almond Muffins

Jam-Filled Almond Muffins
(inspiration here)
makes 12 muffins

2 1/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1.5 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. sea salt
2 eggs
1/4 c. organic cane sugar (or brown sugar)
1 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/4 c. butter or coconut oil, melted
1 t. real almond extract
1/3 c. low-sugar jam, for filling
1/2 c. sliced almonds, for topping

Preheat oven to 400F and grease muffin tin (we like to use coconut oil) or line with paper baking cups.

Measure flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a mixing bowl; stir with a whisk to blend.

Whisk eggs in a medium sized bowl; add sugar..

Whisk egg and sugar together until sugar dissolves. Stir in buttermilk, orange juice, almond extract, and melted oil of choice (we used butter this time) until well blended.

Add wet mixture to dry ingredients stirring only until moistened - don't over mix your muffins!

Fill prepared muffin cups 1/3 full. Drop a generous teaspoonful of jam (we used our recently made raspberry/blueberry jam -- delicious!) into the center of each muffin; top with remaining batter.

Sprinkle almonds on top of muffins...

Bake for 13 - 15 minutes; check with a toothpick to be sure they're done. (Ours were ready at 13 min.)

Cool slightly before removing muffins to a wire rack.

Bon appetit!

AnnaLynn and I would love to know if you give any of our muffin recipes a try. Let us know how they turn out or if you put a different spin on them. :)

This is the 31st installment in what will be, Lord willing, our year-long muffin adventure: Muffin Mondays! 52 Mondays, 52 Muffins. There are 20 more to come, stay tuned... Yes, we realize 31 plus 20 does not equal 52. You'll have to read our first Muffin Monday post if you want to know why we're missing one. :)


We are delighted to have had our recipe featured at April the 21st Century Housewife's Let's Do Brunch!!


This week's Muffin Monday post is being shared here: Mouthwatering Monday, Muffin Monday, Healthy Home Economist, Tuesdays at the Table, Tasty Tuesdays, Titus2sdays, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Home Sweet Farm, Far Above Rubies, Living Well Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Healthy 2day Wednesday, Raising Homemakers, Let's Do Brunch, Frugal Food Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Pennywise Platter, Simple Lives Thursday, Friday Food, and Feasting in Fellowship Friday


  1. Anonymous8/08/2011


  2. Anonymous8/08/2011

    Where do you get all these great muffin recipes? :) These muffins look delicious!

  3. How sweet! Thanks for the kind words. :) Our recipes are inspired both by those found in our collection of cookbooks and the vast collection of recipes to be found on the web. We like to give each recipe our own spin as we switch up ingredients (flour, oil, etc.) and measurements to make each one a little bit more healthy and uniquely our own. :) Blessings, ~Lisa

  4. Ohhh yum!! I am going to try sprouted wheat so I can start making some muffins. ((rubbing hands together with a gleam in my eye, LOL))

    I love jam filled anything and these sound like a must!

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  5. I've never sprouted'll have to post about it to share how it goes! Blessings back at ya, ~Lisa

  6. These will go over great in my house!

  7. Anonymous8/09/2011

    How yummy and healthy, too! I love jam hidden in muffins! Have a nice day and thank you for sharing!


  8. Anonymous8/09/2011

    Do you think they would work w/out buttermilk? I have all the other ingredients and hate to make a trip if regular organic 2% milk would do. They look fabulous!!!!

  9. Oh, I sure do! You might not need the baking soda since you won't be using buttermilk. I would up the b. powder a half teaspoon just in case. Let me know how they turn out!!

    Blessings, ~Lisa

  10. Deanna8/09/2011

    Thank you for taking on this challenge. We are muffin fanatics in this house and I always look forward to Mondays so I can get a new recipe! So useful and fun!

  11. Anonymous8/09/2011

    Thank you so much.I love muffins and I am trying to bake when I have time.Your muffin is so interestingly good.....

  12. These beautiful pictures are quite the inspiration. :)

    I found you via the Healthy 2day Link up and wanted you to see a resource we're putting together on Facebook to help like-minded blog carnival participants find each other and get notices when the carnivals go live:


  13. Yum, almond muffins are my favorite. :) These look great. I'll try these next time I make them, using raspberry jam.

  14. I came over to thank you for linking this Let's Do Brunch and to get the recipe. We love muffins but muffins with jelly go to a new level and this is something, I hope to make, real soon.

  15. Lisa, it looks so good.

    Thanks for linking up with us. I truly enjoy your recipes.

  16. Wow! Ladies, thanks to each of you for taking time out of your busy days to visit and leave a comment. We appreciate each and every one.

    Happy baking! ~Lisa & AnnaLynn :)

  17. Thanks so much for sharing with Momtrends for our Friday Food Linky. Wow those muffins are amazing and I love the little surprise tucked inside. Have a great weekend.

  18. What a great surprise inside that very healthy muffin, it looks soooo good. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    See you soon,
    Miz Helen

  19. OH these look woonnnnderffful. Sounds like the perfect thing to try at home tomorrow morning for snack time :) Thanks for the recipe - I'm enjoyin' peekin' through your archives! :)

  20. This is such a great recipe - lots of wholesome ingredients (like the whole wheat flour) but it's still a real treat! They look so pretty too with the sliced almonds on top. I was really taken with these, and I've featured them on my Let's Do Brunch post this week. Thank you for sharing them!

  21. Shaye - Welcome to our little recipe collection...hope you find one or two that you like. :) Thanks for stopping by! Blessings, ~Lisa

    April - You are so very welcome...and a big old THANK YOU to you for featuring our recipe. :) Many blessings, ~Lisa


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