Jam-Filled Muffins

One of my favorite recipes growing up was jam-filled muffins. The recipe came from my grandma and my mom would make it for us all the time. It's a really quick recipe and I remember my mom whipping up a batch of these muffins in the morning before school to pack in our lunches. They're so good and I like that I can switch up the jam for a new flavor every time, although strawberry is a classic for me.



Here's what you'll need

1 1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup shortening (butter or oil)

1 egg

1/2 cup milk

jam of choice

cinnamon and sugar


Here's what to do

  • Sift together your dry ingredients

  • Combine the shortening, egg, and milk in a separate bowl

  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients

  • Lightly grease a muffin tin and put a scoop of batter into each cup

  • Put a dollop of your favorite jam in the middle of each and cover with more batter leaving space at the top of the cup for it to rise.

  • Sprinkle with a little cinnamon and sugar

  • Bake at 400° for about 20-25 minutes until they are golden

  • Let them cool in the muffin tin for one minute and then transfer to a wire cooling rack for about five minutes


If you're like me and the jam is your favorite part, you can top your muffins with even more when you're ready to enjoy them. I hope you love these muffins as much as I do! They're perfect for a quick breakfast, packed lunches, a small snack, or any time really.