Muffins in a muffin tin

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, to which you can add fruit, chocolate or nuts

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per muffin

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

  • 2 medium eggs
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 250ml semi-skimmed milk

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  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 400g self-raising flour (or same quantity plain flour and 3 tsp baking powder)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 100g chocolate chips 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 2 medium eggs lightly with a handheld electric mixer for 1 min.

  2. Add 125ml vegetable oil and 250ml semi-skimmed milk and beat until just combined then add 250g golden caster sugar and whisk until you have a smooth batter.

  3. Sift in 400g self-raising flour and 1 tsp salt (or 400g plain flour and 3 tsp baking powder if using) then mix until just smooth. Be careful not to over-mix the batter as this will make the muffins tough.

  4. Stir in 100g chocolate chips or dried fruit if using.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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garth90
22nd Feb, 2014
5.05
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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