Smarties muffins recipe

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Smarties muffins
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories241 Kcal12%
Sugar18.5 g21%
Fat8.4 g12%
Saturated Fat3.1 g16%
Salt0.3 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein4.9 g10%
Carbohydrates36.2 g14%
Salt0.3 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Perfect for kids, these Smarties muffins are baked in just 20 minutes. This recipe makes a batch of 12 muffins.

These easy Smarties muffins are made in just four simple steps. Made with flour, sugar, milk, egg, and a hint of vanilla extract. We’ve used Smarties in this recipe but you could easily swap them for M&M’s instead.


  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 150g Smarties
  • 200ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 80g melted butter




  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Fan 180°C/Gas Mark 6. Line a muffin tray with 12 cases.
  2. In a bowl sift together the self-raising flour, baking powder and caster sugar. Mix through half of the sweets.
  3. In a separate bowl mix milk, eggs and vanilla and stir until well combined. Mix through the melted butter. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until just combined.
  4. Divide between the 12 cases and scatter the remaining sweets over the top. Bake for 20 minutes or until well risen and firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

Top tips for making Smarties muffins

This recipe makes 18 to 20 fairy cake size muffins, which are great for lunch boxes too.

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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