A basic muffin recipe that is good all by itself or to use as a basis for many other varieties of muffins.
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Tools - small mixing bowl, large mixing bowl, muffin pan, paper muffin cup liners (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2Combine egg, milk, and oil in a small mixing bowl.
3In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt. Use a fork to stir together. Make a well in the center and add the egg mixture all at once. Stir until just moistened. The mixture will be lumpy, do not overmix.
4Grease muffin pan or line with paper muffin cups. Fill the cups to 2/3 full. If you want, you can pour some of the batter into a sturdy plastic zip-close bag, snip one corner at the bottom of the bag and use this to easily fill your muffin cups.
5Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pan and serve warm. Makes 12.
Cheese Muffins - Stir 1/2 C shredded cheese into the flour mixture.
Bacon and Cheese Muffins - Add 1/2 cooked and drained bacon and 1/2 C shredded cheese to the liquid ingredients.
Chocolate Chip Muffins: Add 1/2 C chocolate chips to the flour mixture