Basic Muffins

Karen Feinen


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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12 muffins
25 Min


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egg, beaten
3/4 c
1/3 c
neutral flavored cooking oil
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
2 1/2 tsp
baking powder
3/4 tsp

How to Make Basic Muffins


  • 1PREP:

    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.
  • 6Variations:

    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

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About Basic Muffins

Course/Dish: Muffins
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #muffin, #Basics

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