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Best Muffins Recipe

Muffins Recipe

This basic muffin recipe is quick, easy, and perfect for customizing with your favorite mix-ins like berries, nuts, or chocolate.

Hey there, my baker friend 👋! Ready to whip up the most delicious muffins? They’re perfect for a quick and easy breakfast, a snack on the go, or even a sweet treat.

This recipe is a fantastic base, and the fun part is making them your own with all sorts of tasty additions.

Utensils You Need

Here’s what you’ll need to get those muffins baking:

  1. Large mixing bowl
  2. Medium mixing bowl
  3. Muffin tin (12-cup)
  4. Paper muffin liners (optional)
  5. Whisk
  6. Rubber spatula

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The Recipe

Muffins Recipe


This delicious recipe creates fluffy, flavor-filled muffins that you can customize to your liking.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, International
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 200 kcal


For the dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the wet ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil or melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional add-ins:

  • ½ cup blueberries chocolate chips, chopped nuts, etc.


  • Preheat oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease your muffin tin or line with paper liners.
  • Mix dry ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Mix wet ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg, oil (or melted butter), and vanilla extract.
  • Combine: Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Don’t overmix, just until combined.
  • Add mix-ins (optional): If desired, gently fold your favorite add-ins into the batter.
  • Fill muffin tins: Divide the batter evenly among muffin cups, filling about 2/3 full.
  • Bake: Bake 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool: Let muffins cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • For extra fluffy muffins, let the batter rest for 10 minutes before baking. This will give the baking powder more time to do its magic.
  • Don’t have a muffin tin? Use a mini loaf pan instead! Just adjust the baking time accordingly.
Keyword basic muffin recipe, breakfast, customizable, muffin, snack

Alternative Ingredients

Here are some swaps so you can adjust with what you have on hand:

All-purpose flourWhole wheat pastry flour, gluten-free blend
Vegetable oilMelted butter, applesauce
MilkButtermilk, plant-based milk

What to Serve with Muffins

  • Spread with a little butter or jam for a simple treat.
  • Enjoy with a cup of yogurt and fresh fruit.
  • A warm muffin and a glass of milk make a classic cozy combo.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze muffins?

Of course  you can. Cool muffins completely, then wrap individually and place in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Thaw on the counter or reheat gently in the microwave.

How do I know when my muffins are done?

Insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out with a few moist crumbs, your muffins are ready.

My muffins are too dense. What did I do wrong?

The most common culprit is overmixing. Mix the batter just until the dry and wet ingredients are combined.

Can I make mini muffins?

Yes! Reduce the baking time to about 10-12 minutes.

Can I make this recipe vegan?

Definitely! Substitute the milk with plant-based milk and use a flax or chia “egg” (instructions can be found online).

Enjoy your tasty, homemade muffins, and let me know what delicious mix-ins you try.

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