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Green tea and cranberry muffins

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Sweet, aromatic and fruity, these muffins are a delicious breakfast treat…

Muffins make a great breakfast treat for a leisurely brunch or quick breakfast to grab on the go. These fruity muffins are light and sweet, delicious with or without icing. 

Prep time: 20 minutes

Baking time: 15 minutes

Makes: 12 muffins


2 Miles Green Tea teabags
125g unsalted butter
65g light brow sugar
2 tbsp honey
2 large eggs
180g self raising four
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
Zest of one small orange
50g dried cranberries
Pinch of salt
125g icing sugar



  • Pre-heat the oven to 180˚c / gas mark 4 and line a standard size muffin tray (12 holes) with paper muffin cases. 
  • Add the green tea to a mug and cover with freshly boiled water, stir and allow to steep for 4 minutes. Remove the teabags.
  • Melt the butter in a heavy based saucepan over a medium heat. Add the brown sugar and honey, stirring to combine. Once the sugar has melted into the butter, set the mixture to one side to cool. 
  • Meanwhile, combine the flour, ginger and salt in a large bowl. 
  • Pour the sugar mixture into the flour and stir together.
  • Beat the eggs and add to the mixture a little at a time, stirring between each addition. Stir in the vanilla and the orange zest. 
  • Pour half of the tea into a second mug and stir in the baking powder. Add to the cake batter with the cranberries, leaving a couple of handfuls of cranberries to one side. 
  • Portion the cake batter into the muffin cases, filling to just over half full. 
  • Bake the muffins for around 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 
  • Allow to cool slightly, then transfer each muffin to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • If you wish to ice the muffins, add the icing sugar to a small bowl and mix with some of the remaining tea. Add the 1tsp at a time until you have a thick but pourable icing.
  • Drizzle the icing over the cooled muffins and sprinkle with the cranberries you kept back. Enjoy with a cup of Miles tea for a delicious breakfast.

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