Modified Must Make Muffins

Remember the Must Make Muffins, well they have just got a whole lot nicer.  I omitted the sugar altogether and have added a cup of grated carrot and a cup of grated sweet potato.  The mixture still needs to stand in the fridge overnight and is seriously worth the wait and because of the added ingredients, you will easily get another 12 muffins from the mixture.  I bake six to twelve at a time and with the mixture waiting in the fridge, I can have fresh hot muffins from the oven every morning for breakfast.  Fantastic!

Modified Must Make Muffins


1½ cups brown bread flour
1 cup bran
1 cup oats
3tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp ginger
1tsp nutmeg
1tsp salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped dates
2 cups grated apple
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup finely grated sweet potato
1 banana mashed ± ⅓ cup
2 eggs
4 tsp vanilla essence
¼ cup oil
2 cups milk


  1. Combine all of the ingredients, cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. Stir the ingredients and spoon into prepared muffin tins lined with paper cases.
  4. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

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40 thoughts on “Modified Must Make Muffins

  1. Those muffins sure do look like a great start to the day. I would love to try them. I’ve never put sweet potato into a muffin before. These muffins have so many gorgeous ingredients xx

    • I am convinced that these muffins will work no matter what you put in them. I must confess to enjoying 3 for breakfast today! Missing keeping up with your posts Charlie, I will be back over just as soon as I can. 🙂 xo

  2. What an excellent idea, I can make a big batch then the teenager can make himself a few every day after school, he will love that idea.. I guess it will last a couple of days in the fridge? so much good food in here too.. perfect.. c

  3. This is fantastic, Mandy! I’d much rather have batter waiting in the fridge than a half-dozen donuts growing stale on the counter in a bag. What will you think of next?
    Hope the repairs are going smoothly. Hang in there!

    • This is definitely one of those “permanent” recipes which I will use John. I often have people pop in out of the blue for a cuppa so now I can always have a fresh batch ready.
      Stage one of the repairs is complete and stage two started just before 8am this morning. The weatherman has not been kind and has predicted more rain for this weekend into next week so we will get as much done as we can before the heavens open – hopefully it will be a more gentle drizzle than rain *crosses fingers and toes*. Have a super weekend and I must tell you that your cobbler is now VERY popular in my family – I have to make “John’s magical plum cobbler” this weekend again. 😀 xo

  4. Mashed bananas and sweet potatoes… how healthy! I love sweet potatoes have lots of fibers and this sounds like a wonderful muffin recipe indeed!

    • I know the egg purists will dispute how long you can keep and egg in the fridge but I have very successfully kept the mixture in the fridge for 2 weeks without the mixture being compromised in any way. A quick stir when I take it out the fridge and straight into the paper cases and into the oven. I have not been able to keep the mixture longer as there is none left to keep as I bake muffins every other day. 😀 Have a super week ahead Smidge. 🙂 xo

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