Monday 3 June 2013

Basic muffin recipe

Chilly Sunday's are a day for baking don't you think?

Even better when you have a highly skilled taste tester to assist

easy muffin recipe

I love using this recipe as a base to make pretty much any flavor that takes my fancy. It lends itself well to both sweet and savory muffins and is so quick and easy to make. I always find them light fluffy and moist so they won't fail to disappoint.

Recipe for 12 plain muffins

220g sifted self raising flour
1/2 cup caster sugar **** to make savory muffins omit the sugar
3/4 cup full cream milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg lightly beaten

Pre heat oven to 160degC and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper pattypans
Add all dry ingredients into a bowl and make a well in the centre

Combine all wet ingredients in a jug and pour into the well

Mix carefully until just combined and then transfer into your muffin tin.

Bake for 20-30 mins until cooked.

This variation is for double choc raspberry muffins

chocolate and raspberry muffins

20g dark cocoa
1/2 cup milk chocolate chunks
1/2 cup raspberries
1tsp vanilla extract
Extra 1tsp oil
Extra 1tsp milk

Pretty damn delicious with a hot coffee for afternoon tea

And this variation for cheese and bacon muffins

4 rashers of cooked chopped bacon
2 TBS whole grain mustard
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 Tbs chopped parsley
Cracked pepper
1/4 cup cheddar cheese for sprinkling on the top
Optional 1Tbs of milk to brush the muffin tops

I like to think this version is the healthy option but who am I kidding? These muffins work well with wholemeal flour, corn, grated zucchini, sundried tomatoes and fetta cheese if you want something a little healthier.

The possibilities are endless!

If you have any great ideas for muffin flavour combos I would love to hear about them!


  1. Lovely recipe. I have one I used to use with buttermilk but I don't always have that on hand. I pretty much would always have these ingredients.

    Does it work with low fat milk (I like to use that when sugar, butter or cheese is involved!).

    My favourite muffins - orange and poppyseed, banana, raspberry and white chocolate.

    1. It would work fine with low fat milk, I am just a glutton and like full fat in my baking I figure if I'm eating butter and chocolate I may as well go all out hehe. I love orange and poppyseed too :)

  2. Yummy! I think my base recipe is quite similar :)

  3. Oh dear - it's times like this I wish we weren't Gluten Free - they look scrumptious and I read that ch word!!!! :)


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