Basic muffin recipe

Basic muffin recipe

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Makes 20
Good Food reader Charlotte Hilsdon shares her simple, chocolate chip muffin recipe, which you can add fruit, chocolate or nuts to

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per muffin

  • kcal205
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium eggs
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  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 400g self-raising flour (or same quantity plain flour and 3 tsp baking powder)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100g chocolate chips (see tip) or dried fruit such as sultanas or dried cherries (optional)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line 2 muffin trays with paper muffin cases. In a large bowl beat the eggs lightly with a handheld electric mixer for 1 min. Add the oil and milk and beat until just combined then add the sugar and whisk until you have a smooth batter. Sift in the flour and salt (and baking powder if using) then mix until just smooth. Be careful not to over-mix the batter as this will make the muffins tough. Stir in the chocolate chips or dried fruit if using.

  2. Fill muffin cases two-thirds full and bake for 20-25 mins, until risen, firm to the touch and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. If the trays will not fit on 1 shelf, swap the shelves around after 15 mins of cooking. Leave the muffins in the tin to cool for a few mins and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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jocasta
22nd Jun, 2014
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
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tonyd
29th May, 2014
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???
00Tilly00
25th May, 2014
This recipe was so easy to prepare! I divided the dough and made 6 lemon curd and 6 choc chip muffins in one go! Check out my blog to see how: http://tillymakesandbakes.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/muffins-two-ways-lemon-curd-and-chocolate-chips/ Thanks for the recipe!
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garth90
22nd Feb, 2014
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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
6th Oct, 2013
an amazing recipe just amazing I have made cherry and choclet and it just really worked out well thank you
carolhowells
22nd Jun, 2016
cherry and choc mmmmm! add a swirl of cream and you have Black forest muffins!! Im going to make them now yum! thanks for that Cx
sandy68
26th Sep, 2013
Very easy recipe. Muffins very delicious.
zoebullgare
1st Feb, 2013
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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