Basic Muffin Recipe

basic muffin recipe

Try this versatile basic muffin recipe and add chocolate chips, white chocolate chunks, dried fruit, raisins, cherries, apricots, or dates. Serve these muffins for breakfast or brunch. You can also find more recipes for homemade muffins like this basic muffin recipe.

This is an old basic white muffin recipe and very good. It came from my mom’s freshman Home Economics class in the early 1960’s.

You can add anything of your dreams to this recipe…chocolate chips are wonderful, white chocolate chunks are even better, and raisins are great. Any dried fruit is super…cherries, apricots, dried cranberries, or even chopped dates.

Serve these basic muffins with a good cup of coffee or milk for breakfast, brunch, or a snack.

Almost anything goes with this easy and basic recipe. Consider it a base to add almost any ingredient would like. Start with this base recipe and make them plain or jazz them up and make them your own.

This recipe is from my mom’s recipe box collection.

Versatile Basic Muffin Recipe

Versatile Basic Muffin Recipe
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1-1/3 Tablespoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Cup milk
  • ¼ Cup melted butter
  • Optional: 1 cup of any of the following: dried fruit such as raisins, dates, cherries, apricots or chocolate chips or chunks.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sift dry ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Beat egg until thick and add milk and butter, blend with beater.
  4. Make a well in the flour mixture and add egg mixture all at once. Stir quickly, just until all flour is moistened.
  5. (Optional) Fold in 1 cup of dried fruit, nuts or chips of your choice.
  6. Fill muffin tins that have been lined with paper liners.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes just until the center of the muffin springs up when you touch it.
Makes 12 muffins.

About the author

Laura Warnke

Laura Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

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