These are really easy to make and a good breakfast muffin with the jam inside. This technique can be used for any muffin to add a nice surprise. It's easy to put different flavours in, to please everyone. A big hit with family and friends.
1Beat sugar and butter or margarine together. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add baking soda, cinnamon and flour. Mix well. Beat in bananas.
2Line a large muffin tin with paper cups. Fill muffin cup 1/2 full. Make a well in the batter, without seeing the bottom of the cup, and leaving a small amount around the edges. Fill the well with jam, about 1 - 2 tsps of jam. Cover with batter until cup is 2/3 full.
If the edges of the batter are not sealed, jam will leak out the sides as it cooks.
3Bake at 350F in a preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean of batter, and muffins are lightly golden. Remove from pan and let cool.
4Sometimes instead of putting jam in the center, I stir chocolate chips in the batter.