Honey muffins recipe

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Honey muffins
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories257 Kcal13%
Sugar15.5 g17%
Fat13.2 g19%
Saturated Fat2.5 g13%
Salt0.3 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein4.1 g8%
Carbohydrates30.9 g12%
Salt0.3 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These gorgeous, melt-in-the-mouth honey muffins are full of flavour thanks to the honey, pecans and cherries.

Golden and sweet, with an added pecan crunch - our honey muffins recipe is the teatime treat you've been craving. So easy to make at home. Our method involves just three easy steps and takes just 30 minutes from bake to plate. The honey and brown sugar combine to create a delicious treacle taste.


  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 110g butter
  • 25g soft brown sugar
  • 110g runny honey
  • 1 egg
  • 150ml milk
  • 100g pecans, roughly chopped
  • 100g dried cherries




  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Place 9 muffin cases in a muffin pan. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Heat the butter gently in a saucepan until melted, then stir in the sugar and honey. Beat the egg and milk together. Make a well in the flour then pour in the honey and butter mixture followed by the beaten egg and milk. Stir the mixture together quickly to mix. It doesn't matter if there are a few small lumps.
  3. Stir in the pecans and cherries. Divide the mixture equally between the muffin cases, then bake for 20 -25 mins until golden and springy to the touch. Cool on a wire cooling rack.

Top tips for making honey muffins

Hard honey? The trick to getting it runny again is to place your pot in a jug of warm water and giving it time to melt and liquidise again.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies