Mixed Berry & Sunflower Seed Muffins


Let’s be honest, most of us go through periods of dieting and depending on how long we intend to diet, it can eventually make us a bit crazy as we desperately reach the phase of wanting to eat a whole pack of something that we promised ourselves that we wouldn’t eat. Well, I think these breakfast muffins are a bit on the healthy side and if you are on a diet and you don’t want to have your normal breakfast, i.e. you really need to eat something that makes you feel that you are still on a diet but you are also indulging in a ‘sensible treat’, then give this recipe a go. The muffins are easy to freeze so you can just grab one with a coffee or tea and it should bring a little smile to your face to ease the boredom of dieting. The good thing is that they are not too sweet, making them guilt-free.



250g self-raising flour

1 level tsp baking powder

60g butter, softened

75g light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla essence

250ml milk

½ cup mixed dried berries

½ cup sunflower seeds


To make the muffins:

Preheat oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/gas 6. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with muffin cases.

Mix the butter, eggs, vanilla essence and milk. Add the flour, baking powder, sugar, seeds and berries. Mix gently to blend the ingredients. It is ok for the batter to be a bit lumpy.

Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases, filling almost to the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Let the muffins cool on a wire rack.

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