Easy Jam Muffins

Tasty fluffy muffins with a sweet jam swirl. These Easy Jam Muffins are quick and simple to make and perfect for breakfast or a mid morning snack. 

Just how easy are these Easy Jam Muffins?

These Easy Jam Muffins really are easy. I love making muffins because they are so tasty but also because of how simple they are. You don’t always want to get all of your baking equipment out every time you want something sweet. These muffins don’t require any beating or the need for a mixer. They are a great recipe for beginner bakers as they are so simple. They are also a great recipe for children to help out with. 

If jam isn’t your thing, try my Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins or Chocolate & Banana Muffins

Why use jam for these muffins?

I do love fresh fruit, but it isn’t always the best option. If you buy fruit out of season here in the UK often lacks flavour which is definitely not what you are looking for in your bakes. Also, I don’t know about you but I don’t always plan what I’m baking in advance. The beauty about using jam is that people tend to have a jar hanging around in their fridge or cupboard. This makes it very easy to whip these Easy Jam Muffins up at a moments notice! 

You can use whatever flavoured jam you like. Raspberry, strawberry and blueberry would go really well with the vanilla in the muffins. Experiment with whatever flavours you have in your cupboard! 

I you fancy making a cake instead of a muffin, try my Raspberry & Vanilla Swirl Sheet Cake

Easy Jam Muffin baking tips 

The biggest tip I can give you when baking these Easy Jam Muffins is to try and keep the jam away from the paper cases. If the jam escapes and touches the cases it will stick to them. This is definitely not an issue but it makes peeling the cases off a little sticky. 

I would recommend stirring the jam in the bowl to loosen it. It can be a little hard straight from the jar so this makes it a bit easier to spoon onto the muffins. 

How long do these muffins keep?

Like all muffins, they are best eaten on the day you bake the or the next day. I find muffins dry out quicker than other baked goods. If you don’t plan on eating them all in a couple of days you can freeze them. Wrap each muffin individually and then put them in a bag or a container in the freezer. Get one out of the freezer and let it defrost overnight for a tasty breakfast. 

5 from 4 votes

Easy Jam Muffins

Tasty fluffy muffins with a sweet jam swirl. These Easy Jam Muffins are quick and simple to make and perfect for breakfast or a mid morning snack. 

Course Snack, Muffin
Cuisine British
Keyword Muffins, Jam
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 262 kcal
Author Curly


  • 350 g plain flour
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 70 ml vegetable oil
  • 320 g non fat yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 g jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan assisted, 200°C non fan). Line a muffin tin with paper cases

  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, caster sugar, salt and baking powder

  3. In a jug whisk together the vegetable oil, yogurt, egg and vanilla

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined

  5. Spoon half of the batter into to the bottom of the muffin cases

  6. Flatten out the batter so that it completely covers the bottom of the cases. Spoon a small amount of the jam into the middle of each muffin case

  7. Spoon the rest of the batter on top making sure the jam is covered

  8. Spoon the rest of the jam on each muffin and swirl it around using a cocktail stick

  9. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes

  10. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack and cooling completely

Recipe Notes

These are best eaten the day you bake them or the next day. 

Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Jam Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 thoughts on “Easy Jam Muffins

  1. Choclette

    Ooh yes. Lovely idea to swirl the jam around the muffin mixture. I make something similar, but just leave the blob of jam in the middle. I think I prefer your idea.



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