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Tim Horton's-Inspired Fruit Explosion Muffins

This recipe for Tim Horton's-Inspired Fruit Explosion Muffins yields a tender vanilla cake muffin, studded with strawberries and filled with homemade cherry jam filling.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 220kcal
Author Michelle


  • 160 g all-purpose flour + 1 tablespoon for dusting cut strawberries/fruit
  • 7 g baking powder
  • 2 g baking soda
  • 1 g sea salt
  • 60 g vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 60 g granulated sugar
  • 65 ml buttermilk
  • 60 g thick Greek yogurt full-fat
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ C diced strawberries dusted in 1 tablespoon flour
  • 6 tablespoon jam or fruit filling of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 425°F/218°C.
  • Prepare a muffin tin tray with muffin liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, egg, granulated sugar, buttermilk, yogurt and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and use a spatula to fold the mixture together.
  • When there are still some white lumps of flour left, add in the flour-dusted cut strawberries and continue to fold until just incorporated.
  • Be careful not to overmix.
  • Use a tablespoon to scoop batter into the muffin wells about ⅓rd of the way up.
  • Add a tablespoon of jam to the centre of the muffin batter.
  • Top off the muffin tin with the remainder of the batter.
  • Give the muffin tray a few taps to release any trapped air bubbles.
  • Bake at 425°F/218°C for 5 minutes, and then reduce to 375°F/191°C to bake for another 12-15 minutes, until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean or with the slightest crumbs clinging onto it.
  • Let cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before transferring to completely cool on a wire rack.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg