I baked my first ever Christmas Cake today wohoo, but as you know you have to feed it so no eating until Christmas time.

I really was craving to eat cake bit didn’t know what to bake? but whilst the Christmas cake was cooking in the oven it smelt so yummy and spicy which inspired me to find a recipe for Christmas style muffins which I did. I came across a recipe for mini fruit muffins and I thought this would be perfect. I made it Christmasy by adding the spices, I should have really got in there with some brandy but didn’t think of it at the time. Doesn’t mean you guys can’t ;).
I wanted to make use my mini muffin tin as I haven’t used the tin for a while and when there is mini cakes available people generally are more willing to having them as they are not as daunting as the normal sized ones.

These were moist and full of fruit, they did look a bit anaemic though. I liked them and they satisfied the craving of Christmas cake I was having.

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Mini Little Christmas Muffins
  1. 1 large egg
  2. ¾ cup brown sugar
  3. ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  4. 4 Tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  5. ½ cup applesauce
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  8. 1 cup all-purpose flour (I used white whole wheat flour)
  9. ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  10. ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  11. ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  12. ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  13. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  14. ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  15. ¼ teaspoon salt
  16. 1 cup dried fruits
  17. 1 cup nuts, coarsely chopped