It’s Saturday! Time to wake up and get baking! Today we bring to you some deliciously healthy breakfast muffins, packed with raisins and cinnamon to get you well and truly fuelled for the weekend ahead.

Serves 9


  • 170g white or wholemeal spelt flour (or gluten free if required)
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 30g dark muscovado sugar
  • 30g maple syrup
  • 1 pear, grated
  • 1 cm fresh ginger grated in (don’t bother cutting the skin off)
  • 40ml coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 egg
  • a large handful raisins
  • splash of milk (nut, almond, coconut or regular dairy all work – approx 40 ml)
  • oats to sprinkle at the end


Preheat the oven to 180C.

Line your muffin tin with muffin cases.

Place your dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix together (flour, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, sugar).

Place all your wet ingredients into another large bowl and mix (egg, grated pear, ginger, coconut oil, maple syrup).

Sift your dry ingredients over your wet ingredients and gently fold the mixture together.

Add your raisins.

If it feels a bit thick add a splash of milk (you can use dairy free alternatives or even just water to help loosen – approx 40ml). Try not to over stir as it will result in a dense muffin.

Spoon into your muffin cases two thirds full and sprinkle with oats. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes or until a skewer can be inserted and when removed it comes out clean.


Recipe by the wonderful Cooking them Healthy

About The Author


Chef Georgie Soskin set up Cooking them Healthy with her sister Minnie and nutritionist Jo Saunders. They create child friendly recipes in accordance with modern nutritional advice (less gluten and dairy, more grains, fresh fruit and vegetables) whilst at the same time keeping them achievable and most importantly delicious. Cooking Them Healthy feels passionately about using ingredients to heal and strengthen and therefore they specialise in recipes which can be used to help common childhood complaints and conditions. With 7 children between them (and one on the way) Georgie, Jo and Minnie are also fully aware of the challenge of cooking inspiring, time efficient meals for a growing family and this has had a large influence on the recipes and helpful tips they specialize in.

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