Basic Muffins Recipe

    40 minutes

    Start with this foolproof basic recipe, then add one of several different ingredients for a variety of different muffins. Get comfortable with this base recipe, and you can start creating your own variations!

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup (150g) caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup (250ml) low fat milk
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
    2. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre. In a small bowl, beat egg with a fork. Stir in milk and oil. Pour all at once into the well in the flour mixture. Mix quickly and lightly with a fork until moistened, but do not beat. The mixture will be thick and lumpy.
    3. Spoon the mixture between 12 well greased muffin pans or line pans with paper muffin cups. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown and firm to touch.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. These are my favourite muffins to make because they are so yummy, quick and easy! I use wholemeal flour instead of just plain, add a cup of sultanas, leave out the salt, add a teaspoon of vanilla essence and sometimes I grate in the rind of an orange. Tastes fantastic, and they freeze really well too. Great to make with kids.  -  21 Mar 2011


    Altered ingredient amounts. GREAT!!! I added a small mashed banana to the batter. Fill the muffin cases half full and add some chopped stawberries to some, chopped apples to some and dried blueberries to have a little variety. A great on-the-go breakfast for my partner who is on the road all day.  -  14 Jul 2008


    Made it healthier. it was really wonderful - thanks for posting it! my family really enjoyed them. i added 1 cup of sultanas and to make it even healthier i cut the sugar amount to 1/2 a cup and i didn't use caster sugar, i used raw. i also actually ran out of plain flour, so ended up using 1 cup of plain flour, 1 cup of self-raising and only 1 teaspoon of baking soda (bicarb soda). and they still turned out very well. so thanks! i encourage everyone to give it a go. (its great for those who have cholestrol problems because there's no butter etc in it)  -  22 Aug 2009