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Basic muffins

By carolynjill (GoodFood Community)
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes Muffins
Use whatever ingredients you have to create your own muffins.


  • "Dry" ingredients
  • 120g (1 cup) wholemeal or white flour
  • 140g (1 cup) white flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sodium bicarbonate
  • 1 tsp spices/citrus peel (optional)
  • 60-90g (1/2 - 3/4 cup) chopped nuts/raisins/dates/other dried fruit/choc.chips/coconut (optional)
  • "Wet" ingredients
  • 1 medium egg
  • 140g (3/4 cup) brown or white sugar
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) vegetable/sunflower oil OR
  • 125g (1/2 cup) soft butter/marg
  • 250g (1 cup) buttermilk/yoghurt/milk/soured cream
  • 250g (1 1/2 cup) fruit (fresh or frozen - not defrosted!) (optional)


  • STEP 1
    Take "fridge" ingredients out of fridge. Preheat oven to 180C. Put 12 paper cases in a muffin tray, or 18 into bun trays.
  • STEP 2
    Mix "dry" ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
  • STEP 3
    In a larger bowl, beat the egg lightly and then add the rest of the "wet" ingredients, except for fruit.
  • STEP 4
    Stir the dry ingredients carefully into the wet ingredients, until the whole mixture is moist, but still lumpy! Finally, stir the fruit in carefully (if used).
  • STEP 5
    Put in paper cases as fast as possible and bake at 180C for 20-25 minutes.

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