Maple and spice muffins


It’s suddenly got cold! After an incredibly mild October in the UK, November has really kickstarted late Autumn with the temperature plummeting. Just in time for Bonfire Night when tradition says it  has to be freezing cold and a bit wet as you stand watching fireworks in the dark.

I don’t know about you, but as soon as it gets cold my whole food repertoire changes – suddenly I crave spiced comfort food. This combination of sweet maple syrup with a warming hint of cinnamon seems ultimately cosy and comforting. These muffins are best enjoyed by the fire and stroking a warm furry pet (guinea pigs in our case).

Maple and Spice Muffins (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)


Makes 6 big muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free milk, I used Oatly
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp Demerara sugar

– Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade/Gas Mark 6
– Line muffin tins
– Mix together the wet ingredients and set aside
– Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl and make a well in the centre
– Pour in the wet ingredients and gently mix to form a lumpy (but no blobs of raw flour remaining) batter
– Spoon into the muffin cases
– Sprinkle the tops with Demerara sugar
– Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden, risen and a knife ones out clean
– Cool on a wire rack






11 Comments Add yours

  1. cloudthyme says:

    These look wonderful! Especially love the sprinkle of sugar (but what is demerara?) Yum!

    1. lucylox says:

      a crunchy top is always a lovely addition to a muffin 🙂

  2. Those look delicious! Absolutely wonderful 🙂

  3. eatmunchlove says:

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    1. lucylox says:

      thank you so much – what a lovely gesture 🙂

  4. Sophie33 says:

    i made them & loved them too! So yummy! x

    1. lucylox says:

      So pleased – excellent 🙂

      1. Sophie33 says:

        I am lactose-intolerant & that’s Why I make all of your tasty recipes & also because all of your recipes are always very easy to make, tasty & you are a dear friend to me. Xxx 😀😀

      2. lucylox says:

        I love the way we’ve become friends through our blogs, you are such a dear friend to me too xx

      3. Sophie33 says:

        sweet love back to you! x

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