Microwave Spiced Breakfast Muffins
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Microwave Spiced Breakfast Muffins

This recipe for microwave spiced breakfast muffins is easy to make and tastes wonderful with your morning tea or coffee. These fluffy cinnamon muffins are quickly cooked in the microwave then dunked in a sugar and spice topping.

Serve either warm or cool. These are especially good cut in half while still warm then spread softened butter in between with your favorite jelly or jam.

Makes 12 Muffins

Continue reading for money saving tips and gluten and dairy free options. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.

*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.

Are you looking for more breakfast recipes? Try these recipes for Apple Bircher Muesli, French Toast with Honey and Feta or these Overnight Blueberry Oat Pancakes. You might also like this Easy Microwave Baked Custard recipe.

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Microwave Spiced Breakfast Muffins Q & A

Can I cook these microwave muffins on a higher wattage?

Cooking at a lower wattage gives a better texture however if you can’t adjust the power setting to 500W then cook on low and check after 2 minutes.

Can I add a mashed banana to these microwave muffins?

Yes, simply mash 1 banana then add to the wet ingredients. No other alterations are necessary.

How do I know when my microwave muffins are cooked?

The top of the muffins will be dry to the touch. Leave in the cups for a further 2 minutes as they will continue cooking.

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Gluten and Dairy Free Options

To make this recipe for microwave spiced breakfast muffins gluten free; replace the flour with a measure for measure gluten free flour blend. Make sure the baking powder is also gluten free.

To make it dairy free; replace the milk with either a lactose free milk or almond milk. Replace the butter with a dairy free margarine.

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Saving Money


Save money on pantry basics such as flour by buying in bulk packs. Flour has a long shelf life of 12 months when stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place such as a pantry or cellar. For better quality flour try your local flour mill. They will sometimes sell direct to the public.


Commonly used spices such as cinnamon are perfect for buying in bulk. Simply place in a reusable glass spice jar for ease of use. This will also save on plastic waste. Spices will keep for 2 years with their potency going down over time.

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This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.

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