Basic Muffin Recipe
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Basic Muffin Recipe

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Serves 1 - 12 Muffins

A basic recipe. You can add pretty much anything to it!

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs (medium)
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 250ml milk (semi-skimmed or whole)
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 400g plain flour
  • 3tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • OR
  • 400g self raising flour
  • You will also need:
  • A muffin tray
  • Muffin paper cases
  • NB: If you want to do chocolate flavoured muffins substitute 100g of flour for cocoa (DO NOT USE DRINKING CHOCOLATE)

Method

    1. Preheat oven to Gas Mark 6 or a medium temperature. Line muffin tray with paper muffin cases.
    2. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl and then mix in the oil and milk. Add the sugar and whisk until dissolved.
    3. Sift in the dry ingrediants: flour, baking powder and salt and mix until smooth. NB: add any extra ingrediants now eg. chocolate chips/fruit
    4. Fill muffin cases TWO THIRDS full (this is important for the perfect size muffins) and bake in the middle of the oven for 25 minutes (approx. depending on your oven)
    5. Leave to cool (or enjoy warm!)

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Callowqueen's picture

Total beginner . Fantastic all my muffins have turned out amazing thank you so much

venusspecimen's picture
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did the choc ones so omitted 100g flour for 100g cocoa. plus once wet n dry ingredients combined i added a 100g pack of milk choc chips. i felt 125ml of oil was too much so used just 110ml and am extremely happy with the result and hope this idea helps others. they came out still moist and lush but just not overwhelmed so much with oil taste. once cooled dusted them with mix of 1 tblspn each of cocoa and one of icing sugar. wot a yum fest!!!!!! ;-)

Seleste's picture
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Just baked a batch. Followed the recipe exactly.. somehow, the muffins lacked the fragrance of baked goods. They tasted abit bland. Will not be keeping this recipe

flightlessfairy's picture
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Just a note, this is a basic recipe so you can add what you like to flavour them. I cut the top out and add jame then butter cream and replace the top so they are like mini sponges...yummy!

juliad1964's picture

Just made some plain ones with a touch of vanilla, used coconut oil and they came out perfect! Going to top with some honey and desicated coconut......... yummy. Been looking for a good muffin recipe for a while, definitely saving this one. :-)

naomi134's picture
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First ever muffin recipe I've tried, I'm a novice baker but this was very easy to do and tasted great. I added a chopped up banana to the mix and a small chunk of chocolate in each muffin

jocasta's picture

TonyD, I think you've probably over mixed the muffins. You should mix the wet and dry ingredients until JUST combined - you should still see powdery bits and wetter bits...

Just made a double batch and threw in loads of rapsberries and white chocolate! Mmm! Best muffins I've ever made, and that's saying something haha! Mmm

tonyd's picture

I must admit, mine turned out a little eggy, and I still taste residue from the baking powder in my mouth. I'd say the consistency could be a little lighter also... anything you think I may have done wrong from these results???

garth90's picture
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Really good recipe! Just made some now because I was craving pudding! Replaced the flour with gluten free flour and obviously added chocolate and they were absolutely delicious :-) mmmmmmmmm!

lkgrinter's picture

an amazing recipe just amazing I have made cherry and choclet and it just really worked out well thank you

sandy68's picture

Very easy recipe. Muffins very delicious.

zoebullgare's picture

This was such an easy recipe! I loved it! Me and my children put peanut butter into this recipe and it worked VERY well! We all loved it!

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