It’s always a mouthful, these titles of mine.
These muffins are also known as boredom muffins. Or “3 am craving muffins.” Or “muffins you make when you wanna eat a muffin and you need to use up that jar of jam.” Like blueberry mint honey jam that I made last spring.
Jam made with honey doesn’t last as long as jam made with sugar, so I like to use it up before the year mark. This jam was perfectly fine and delicious and probably would’ve stayed that way until June or July, maybe even longer… but I didn’t want to chance it. Homemade jam is best eaten fresh or within the year if canned
The main thing here isn’t so much the jam- I’ve talked about that before. It’s the muffin recipe. This is my go-to tried & true muffin base.
As gorgeous as these look, you don’t have to use jam in them. You don’t even have to use fruit. This muffin base makes an amazing basic recipe that you can switch up any way you want. Add coconut flakes, dried cherries and sliced almonds. Add sliced banana. Add chocolate chips. Add fresh berries. Swirl Nutella in the top before baking. Use up the remnants of a jar of jam like I did. I bet it’s great plain with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg mixed in. ANYTHING you can imagine, you can do. The base lends itself perfectly to any additions at all.