Muffins made with mincemeat and oats

Feb 5, 2014 | 5 comments


Muffins made with mincemeat and oats


By special request, here is the recipe I used for today’s batch of muffins. From the same book again that I have been using, Susan Reimer’s Muffins: Fast & Furious.

Adding oats to muffins

There are several recipes using oats, which Mike really likes, so I have tweaked this one to include them, and changed a couple of other things too. You could add oats to any other muffin recipe too, just take out several big spoonfuls of flour and replace them with oats. You can’t actually taste the oats in the baked muffin, but I like the idea that they are there. I wanted to use mincemeat as I bought 4 big jars of it to make things at Christmas and didn’t even open 1 of them!

The baked muffins are really good and poor Mike has been battling scoffing them all evening 😉


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Mincemeat and oat muffin

Mincemeat and oat muffins

Add oats to any kind of muffin!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
cheap family recipes
dairy free by Olguioo from the Noun Project
Dairy Free
low saturated fat by Yoyon Pujiyono from the Noun Project
Low Fat
No Nuts by Llisole from the Noun Project
Nut Free
Vegetarian by Philipp Petzka from the Noun Project
freeze by Hare Krishna from the Noun Project
Freezes Well
Servings: 12
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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  • 200 g plain flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder (or use self raising flour instead)
  • 80 g oats
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 85 g sugar
  • 280 ml milk
  • 240 g mincemeat
  • 90 ml oil


  • Pre heat the oven to 375F/200C/fan 190C/gas 6. If you have a fan oven, there is no need to pre-heat
  • Put muffin cases in a 12 hole tin, or use silicone muffin cases that don't need to be put in a tin
  • Put all the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another bowl or jug.
  • Mix everything well in both bowls, then mix the two together, just enough to combine, mixing too much will make them tough.
  • Divide the mixture between the 12 muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until browned and the top springs back when pressed. These were really easy, as I suppose all muffins are really, and I will definitely be making them again to use up that mincemeat.
    muffins, uncooked
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until browned and the top springs back when pressed.
  • Muffins don't stay fresh for long, so if you haven't eaten them by the end of day 2, pop them in the freezer


Nutrition Facts
Mincemeat and oat muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 220mg10%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 38IU1%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Thrifty Lesley

    Delighted you like them

  2. emma taylor

    5 stars
    made these muffins tons since I spotted this recipe. Simple but delicious. I made vegan ones too last time by substituting a dairy free alternative (1 of the fattier ones as I assume you might miss the milk fat in the recipe).

  3. Anne E

    Made them with soya milk as 24 cupcakes. Cooked as above for 15 minutes. They taste really nice and fingers crossed they will freeze ok.

  4. Sue

    I’m sure they are more filling and more healthy with the addition of oats … and tastier too 🙂

  5. Anne E

    Thanks Lesley your’e a star. They sound delicious. I wIll try them once we have finished your jammy oat bars – yum!


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