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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Hidden Treasure Muffins

Treasure Muffins

Ahoy matey!  I thought these Hidden Treasure Muffins would be a bit of fun for kids, or those young at heart.  When I was younger I used to save all the gummy lollies until the end of my bowl when I had Goody Goody Gum Drops ice cream.  It was kinda fun seeing how many you’d get (and a bit of a competition between my brother and I).  I had an idea to do something similar with muffins.  Inside, these muffins have jelly beans and gummy lollies or, what I like to think of as ‘hidden treasure’.  How many of hidden ‘gems’ can you find? 

2 cups self raising flour
½ teaspoons cinnamon
¾ cup sugar
300g sour cream
1 egg
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 bananas, mashed
⅔ cup jelly beans
12 jube / gummy lollies

Preheat the oven to 200°C.  Grease or line 12 muffin tin holes.
Place the flour, cinnamon, and sugar in a bowl and mix.
Put the sour cream, egg, oil and mashed banana in another bowl and mix together.  Add to the dry ingredients, along with the jelly beans, and stir to combine.
Spoon the mixture evenly between the prepared muffin tins until they are half full.  Place a gummy lolly on top of the batter in each tin, then cover with the remaining mixture.
Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.

Hidden Treasure Muffins

Aye, shiver me timbers! They look jolly good!


  1. They do look good!!! Such a cute idea :-) I used to do the same thing with my goodie gum drops ice cream. Mmmmm now I feel like some!

  2. These are a great idea! I love muffins with surprises in the middle – in the summer I make white chocolate muffins with strawberries hidden in the middle (and pretend they're healthy because they contain fruit).

  3. those are so cute, can't wait to try them some time.

  4. These are sooooo coooool! I especially love the way they look on the plate, just right for a pirate party!

    I'm having a pretty giveaway over on I did tell you, if you're interested :)