Secret Strawberry Heart Muffins

  • Secret Strawberry Heart Muffins Recipe
  • Secret strawberry heart muffin recipe
  • Secret strawberry heart muffin recipe
  • Secret strawberry heart muffin recipe
  • 10-30 minutes to prepare
  • 30-60 minutes to cook
  • 12 muffins
  • Can be frozen
  • How to make

Dry ingredients:

100g oats
300g sprouted whole grain spelt flour (or standard whole wheat or plain white flour if you prefer)
3 tsp baking powder (or use self raising flour instead)
50g desiccated coconut

Wet ingredients:

2 large eggs
20 small strawberries, hulled
1 ripe banana
Juice and zest of 1 orange
60ml melted coconut oil, melted butter or vegetable oil (whichever you prefer)
60ml maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

Secret heart centre:

20 small strawberries, hulled
12 small whole strawberries, hulled
An extra sprinkle of desiccated coconut for each muffin

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / Gas Mark 4 and line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper cases

Step 2

Combine all dry ingredients together in a large bowl

Step 3

Blitz together all the wet ingredients in a blender until smooth

Step 4

Create a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredient mixture. Mix together lightly with a fork to keep in as much air as possible. Chop the additional 20 strawberries and then lightly stir through the mixture

Step 5

Place a spoonful of mixture into the bottom of each case, then place one of the 12 whole strawberries, point end up, into each case, then cover with more mixture so that the strawberry is covered. Finally sprinkle with a little desiccated coconut

Step 6

Bake for approx. 30 minutes until golden and the base of the muffin sounds hollow when tapped


  • Eggs
  • Gluten ingredients
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Recipe notes

The beauty is finding a surprise strawberry heart in the centre of these lovely muffins – they are filled with love!
Try serving with dollop of yogurt. For a sweeter treat, you could use lighter-weight white flour and replace the oats with more flour.

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