Muffin Monday : Jam Filled Muffins

19 Sep

Can you imagine looking forward to Mondays?

I do. There are few reasons :-

1. In this part of the world (Bahrain), the working week starts on a SUNDAY.  Incredible isn’t it? So it is all about ‘SULLEN SUNDAYS’ and Monday means  I am a little closer to the weekend ( which are FRIDAY and SATURDAY).

2. I am a stay-at-home mum and I am on duty 24X7 looking after my daughter. I never get an off. So Sundays or Mondays or Tuesdays or any day don’t really matter to me.  I enjoy what I do which is spend time with my daughter and my days just fly and meld into each other. There are days when I have no clue about the day or the date. Time flies when you are having fun, they say. They speak the truth.

3. The biggest reason of them all – it’s that day when all the Muffin Monday posts come up!!

This Monday, Anuradha of BakerStreet invited us to bake Jam filled Muffins which are simple to put together and kid friendly. Oozing jam and soft muffins are such a great match. The recipe is from

Recipe for Jam Filled Muffins


1 and 3/4 cups Flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup milk

1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 eggs

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1/2 cup jam  ( I used peach jam)


1. Preheat the oven to 400F

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

3. In another bowl, lightly beat eggs, milk, butter and lemon rind.

4. Pour into the dry ingredients and the stir until moistened.

5. Spoon half batter, make a well, add jam, spoon the remaining batter and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden.

I followed the recipe as it was given and added jam of my choice, which was a very sweet peach jam. I used it sparingly as it was quite sweet. But after baking, I wished I hadn’t been that stingy. Anyhow, that would my big note for the next time, since this was the first time I was filling something within a batter and baking.

Taking photos was fun as I had my daughter trying to thwart every single attempt of mine to get a good shot. After more than 60-70 odd clicks I managed to get a few. She was really enjoying eating the lemon rind off the spoon and licking the jam side by side.  She also had a jolly time imitating me clicking photographs.

Mimi, my daughter goes to a playschool now. So I have two hours to myself to indulge on some jam filled muffins and a hot cup of black coffee.

So happy Monday, everybody. Hope the week flies by and you are able to accomplish everything that you set your heart on.

Muffin Monday is an initiative by Baker Street. A culinary journey of sharing a wickedly delicious muffin recipe every week. Drop in a quick line to join her on her journey to make the world smile and beat glum Monday mornings week after week.    

38 Responses to “Muffin Monday : Jam Filled Muffins”

  1. Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves September 19, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    Wow, aside from my long stint in the restaurant world, I can’t grasp the idea of a regular work week starting on Sunday. So in your case, it’s a good thing your muffins can celebrate the prequel to hump day. Very dainty looking muffins!

  2. La @ FoodSlice September 19, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    Ooh, didn’t realise jam filled muffins could be this easy. i remember liking jam filled donut when in London. I should get myself some muffin moulds soon to try out your monday recipes now. Mimi looks like she is enjoying her food, is that grated cheese?

    • Anita Menon September 19, 2011 at 10:11 am #

      that is lemon rind. She loved eating some lemon rind and then licking the jam off the spoon to compliment the bitter taste

  3. I Live in a Frying Pan September 19, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Love muffins, I used to have one every so often from the food trucks on the street in NYC before work. Would totally kick start my morning. These jam ones look like just what I need to get me going at work right now (clearly this comment is testament to the fact that I’m not getting much done!)

  4. Baker Street September 19, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    Me too! I love seeing how everyone adapts a recipe. Lovely clicks Anita. Mimi is so adorable!

  5. SinFoodie September 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    beautiful photos ! Love the one in which Mimi is licking the spoon. 🙂

  6. Sanjeeta kk September 19, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    The muffins look so fluffy and yum!

  7. Aimee White (@Food_Je_tAimee) September 19, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    What a gorgeous post! Not only because of your reasons for loving Monday, but what beautiful photos! And what a darling little girl! She must be so fun to bake with. The sweet peach jam is such a nice touch! Yum!

  8. Gayathri Ramdas Sreekanth September 19, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    Aww..Mimi is absolutely adorable with her imitation of u..Jam filled muffins sound interesting. Have only heard of jam filled cookies or donuts..

    • Anita Menon September 19, 2011 at 7:22 pm #

      Gayathri, you should bake with us every Monday.

  9. sangeetakhanna September 19, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Hi Anita…you have a lovely daughter 🙂
    Loved you blog !!!

  10. Annapet (@thedailypalette) September 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    Yes, no days off for moms usually ;-).

    Oh, I love how Mimi is trying to “plate” something for you! Now I want to bake muffins…

  11. Pia @ Peppercorns in my Pocket September 19, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

    oh, mimi with the muffins is the sweetest thing! love the photographs!
    and you’re so right about the days blending into each other in one big rush. what’s the date today anyway?

  12. Buls September 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    Love the pics…

  13. Carrie @ poet in the pantry September 19, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    Aw, she’s so cute! The muffins look great, too! Nice baking with you this Muffin Monday!

  14. Jabeen September 20, 2011 at 4:40 am #

    ur daughter is so adorable.. and looks very naughty :))
    Muffins sound fantastic.. never tried them before..

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  15. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen September 20, 2011 at 4:44 am #

    I love the idea of Sullen Sundays, LOL! Your muffins also look good with that jam filling. As for little Mimi, well what can I say except that she is most adorable! I could eat that jam and the lemon rind by the spoonfuls too…haha.

  16. carolineadobo September 20, 2011 at 4:49 am #

    Your daughter is just adorable. And your muffins look divine, love the peach jam, almost used the same but my kids insisted on PB&J. 🙂

  17. dudut September 20, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    i love th muffin monday picture! can i have one as well? 🙂

    i like peaches, and i bet peach jam taste good too!

    glad to be baking with you 🙂

  18. Stay-At-Home-Chef September 20, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    Wasn’t this recipe great?! I too wish I’d added more jam (was a little too stingy fearing they would be too sweet).

  19. kankana September 20, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    Anita .. your Mimi is truly adorable 🙂 These muffins are looking perfect and with jam inside .. delicious.

  20. Bikram September 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    I like that idea of sunday start.. here now the whole week is working by the time i stop work othr offices and shops close.. and on sundays they dont open .. SO it wud be a good idea to get day of during week ..

    and I loved the muffins …

  21. Kalyani September 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    loved the pix and the recipe too ! first time visitor here, and loved ur blog !

    Join me in a 100-day Global Food Festival here

  22. Ankur September 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    What lovely Pics…. Very well put…. Now I m gonna try this one….. 🙂

  23. Alan Cooke September 21, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Welcome to Monday Muffins, they look yum. Peach jam saunds great!

  24. Ameena September 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    I love that you have a different weekend than we do…it’s so interesting how that happened?

    Your daughter is gorgeous. She is a lucky girl to have you taking care of her 24/7…and having muffins like these on top of it? She is the luckiest daughter ever!

  25. Gopika September 23, 2011 at 12:48 am #

    Ohh Anita.. Awesome pictures and the muffins look so yumm 😀 Your lil’ ones pics are so sweet 🙂 Cutie pie she is 🙂

    BTW.. you met Gaya3 right? 🙂 Gottu hear from her that you g uys are meeting. Wish I could join you gals too 🙂

  26. Elizabeth @Mango_Queen September 23, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    Love your Muffins and love the photos along with the post! So cute ! It was nice to bake along with you this week !

  27. Anamika September 23, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    Love the shots of Mimi…she’s looking so cute. I’m sure this must be proving lot of fun to try exciting recipes!!

  28. Marie September 23, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    New reader. Your daughter is precious and I love allrecipes. I am a stay at home mom too and before my kids went to school every day was Saturday!!! (to them at least)

  29. Cristina September 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    That is interesting about the start of the week begins on Sunday. I think it makes sense….but I see your point about looking forward to Mondays for makin’ muffins. It is the perfect breakfast food, to me. You’ve inspired me and I just may make some this morning! 🙂

  30. Pari September 24, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    Hi. First time here. The muffins look really spongy and soft.



  31. Sarah September 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    wish i could be so enthusiastic about Mondays 🙂 lovely muffins

  32. Cassandra @foodmyfriend September 30, 2011 at 3:18 am #

    Yummy. Like a healthy jam donut!!

  33. Plateful October 6, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

    Hey lovely, looks like I missed a lot of your beautiful posts! I just had a peek at your guest blog on Anamika’s too. Lots to catch up and I’m dying to see the development on your novel. Hmm, I’ll wait until I have enough time to read through all the missed chapters and enjoy it at leisure. I decided to comment on this one in particular after seeing sweet Mimi’s photos. MashaAllah, she’s so adorable Anita. I still remember her coming to me with a smile on her face. Squeeze her for me, will ya?

    This whole idea of Monday muffins sounds interesting, need to check it out when I have more time.


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