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Basic Muffins

Basic Muffins
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by in Jan 2006
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Total Time: 10

Yield: 12 muffins


  • Nonstick cooking spray, to coat liners
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, melted


Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners. Lightly coat liners with cooking spray.

Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; make a well in the center of the mixture.

Mix together egg, milk, and butter; add to the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. The batter will be lumpy. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling cups three-quarters full.

Bake until light golden, about 20 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan immediately and cool on a wire rack.

Additional Notes:

Sweet Suggestions

Add another 1/3 cup sugar to the flour mixture in the Basic Muffins recipe for these sweet variations.

Blueberry: Fold 1 cup fresh or
frozen blueberries into the finished batter.

Cherry-Walnut: Fold in 3/4 cup chopped dried cherries and 1?4 cup chopped toasted walnuts into the flour mixture.

Ginger: Add 1/2 cup finely diced candied ginger to flour mixture.

Savory Additions

Cheese and Chive:
Stir 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons dried chives into the flour mixture.

Sausage: Stir 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese and 1 cup cooked and crumbled sausage into the flour mixture.
Tex-Mex: Stir 1 (83?4-ounce) can corn, drained (or 1-1/2 cups frozen corn), 1/4 cup saut

Updated Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

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