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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

12 muffins
25 Min


  • 1
    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


  1. PREP:

    Tools - small mixing bowl, large mixing bowl, muffin pan, paper muffin cup liners (optional)

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine egg, milk, and oil in a small mixing bowl.
  3. In 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.
  4. Grease 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.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the pan and serve warm. Makes 12.
  6. Variations:

    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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