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These indulgent muffins are so easy to make and with one recipe we give you two flavour variations. Not only do they taste great, but they are really light too and make a perfect alternative to mince pies.

This recipe will make 12 muffins in cute individual cases – perfect for Christmas canapés or as a daily advent calendar-style treat for your customers or colleagues.


  • This recipe uses the biggest cheat of Ceres Natural Batter Mix. Why reach for the flour when you can use what you have on hand?
  • Mincemeat out of the jar, fast and full of flavour. Christmas in a jar.

What you will need

IngredientsWeights / Volumes
Natural Batter Mix, Sifted200g
Golden Caster Sugar100g
Sunflower Oil100ml
Whole Milk75ml
Large Free Range Egg1
Dark Chocolate, Chopped50g
Mincemeat1 tbsp
White Chocolate, Chopped50g
Dried Cranberries50g



  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC and put 12 muffin cases inside a muffin tin.
  • Mix the Ceres Natural Batter Mix and sugar in a bowl, then make a well in the centre. Whisk together the oil, milk and egg and slowly pour into the bowl, stirring gently. Divide this mixture between two bowls. In one bowl add the dark chocolate and mincemeat. Add the white chocolate and cranberries to the other bowl. Stir very gently.
  • Divide the two mixtures among the 12 muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and risen.
  • Remove the muffins to a wire rack and eat warm.

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