Give Basic Muffin Mix an Instant Jammy Upgrade

updated May 1, 2019
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If your favorite way to eat a muffin is split in half with a schmear of soft butter and thick layer of jam, this is the muffin upgrade for you.

Why Your Muffin Mix Deserves This Upgrade

We’re starting with our basic muffin recipe and giving it a boost with the help of a spoonful of jam. So when you want to give your muffins a fruity boost, you can use this trick even when the pickings are slim for fresh fruit or you’re out of the frozen stuff. You probably always have a jar of jam in the fridge. (Or, if you’re like me, you have four.) Blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, apricot — all are fair game.

How to Do It

Prepare the batter for basic muffins. Spoon the batter into muffin tins, and swirl about 1 teaspoon of your favorite jam through each muffin. Bake according to the recipe instructions.

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