Easy Jam Filled Muffins

Hello everyone, it is Jenny from Honey and Birch! I’m back again, sharing another delicious recipe with you. These easy jam filled muffins are going to be your go-to muffin for Easter, brunch, Mother’s Day… everyday. You will understand what I mean the first time you make a batch and you will fall in love with them like I have.

Easy Muffins Filled with Jam

Easy Jam Filled Muffins

I believe everyone needs a go-to muffin recipe and when you see how easy these muffins are to make, you will find yourself making these buttery muffins often.

Jam Filled Muffins breakfast muffins

There is no need for a stand mixer or hand mixer – just grab a whisk and a good wooden spoon. Whisk the dry ingredients in a big bowl and the stir the wet ingredients in a small bowl. Bonus: melted butter. There is no need to let your butter soften so if you are one of those people who always forgets to take the butter out of refrigerator (like me!) you are going to find this step a blessing.

Pour those wet ingredients into the dry and mix until the dry mix is wet. Spoon half of the batter into your muffin pan and then spoon some preserves or jam on top. I don’t recommend using jelly – we tried that and while it still tasted good it just kind of sank.

easy muffin recipe

I want a jammy vein through the center of the muffin and when you bite into one, I want it to feel like you have uncovered a surprise inside. If you spoon your preserves on top of the batter and it’s not completely centered, that’s okay.

Same thing with the rest of the dough. I am a perfectionist normally, and even more so when I’m baking, but this recipe just begs you to let go.

If you are making Easter brunch, the last thing you want to be worrying about is your muffins, right?

jam filled muffins

Towards the end of your cooking time, check on your muffins. Use your toothpick to check to see if they are done – if you overcook them, they will not be as tasty.

If there are leftovers, store them in a covered container or storage bag. I highly doubt there will be leftovers, however.

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Easy Muffins Filled with Jam

Cook Time: 17 minutes

Yield: 12


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup jam or preserves


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt with a wire whisk. In a medium bowl, beat the milk, melted butter, egg and vanilla extract with a fork until well blended. Add the milk mixture to the the flour mixture and stir until just combined (the batter will be lumpy.)
  3. Fil the muffin-pan cups one-third full with batter. Drop a teaspoon of preserves on top of the batter. Top with the remaining batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool for 1 minute, then remove muffins from pan. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Store leftovers in a sealable container.

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  1. 1

    dang i hadnt thought about mixing the jam with the dough before baking…I had always filled them with a cake icing tool and pushed the filling on the inside…which is messy and the muffin always break…this idea i can get behind thank you!!

  2. 2

    My kids call these Surprise Muffins because of the jam in the middle!

  3. 3

    This recipe looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Foodie FriDIY.

  4. 4

    These are such a good idea, especially for my kiddos who are so messy when putting jam on by themselves. They look so yummy!

  5. 5

    I love this idea so much! These muffins look like the perfect breakfast treat and I will be trying them! Thanks for sharing. Ps I found you on Saucy Saturdays link party!??

  6. 6

    Oh these look and sound so great. I love jam filled muffins (and jam filled cakes)!

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  7. 7

    Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. See you again soon!

  8. 8

    I love jam in muffins! Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday!