Health Muffins

Before we all get carried away with all the yummy “unhealthy” recipes over the festive season, I thought I would balance things out with a healthy recipe.  These Health Muffins are a cinch to make and freeze beautifully so if you are impatient and want one or two form the freezer now, no problem, pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and voila, you are ready to go – jut don’t forget the ever important cup of tea, oh and this recipe makes 5 dozen muffins, which is great for teas with family and friends or even taking down to your nearest needy community as a treat.

Health Muffins



2 cups boiling water
2 cups raisins
4 cups brown bread flour
2 cups oats
5ml salt
5ml ginger
5ml cinnamon
2ml nutmeg
¾ cup brown sugar
15ml baking powder
7ml bicarbonate of soda
3 eggs
75ml oil or melted butter
1 cup milk
20ml vanilla essence
6 cups grated apple


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Pour the boiling water over the raisins.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix all the wet ingredients.
  5. Combine all the ingredients and place in muffin pans and bake for approximately 15 minutes.


Submitted by:  Christine de Villiers, Port Elizabeth

15 thoughts on “Health Muffins

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  2. My father would LOVE these. They remind me of the muffins he used to bring home every Saturday morning (and then proceed to eat one after another). Not sure if anything is healthy in that quantity!

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