Delicious muffin recipes that will become a new family favorite! Warm muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack! Check out our favorite easy muffin recipes full of fruits, sweets or savory ingredients.
A buttery muffin is a great quick breakfast or snack food, and there are endless possibilities for recipes.
Whether you’re looking some sweet treats like a classic blueberry muffin or chocolate chip muffins or something savory like zucchini muffins, these recipes are sure to please.
Whether you’re a beginner baker or an experienced cook, these recipes are an easy baking project that will help you create the perfect muffin every time for the whole family.
Muffins are apart of a baking group known as quick breads. A quick bread is not made with yeast. You might know of other quick breads such as pancakes, waffles and biscuits.
Homemade muffin batter is also not too sweet, what makes them sweet is the ingredients you add to your batter. For example, chocolate chips, brown sugar, maple syrup, overripe bananas or even fresh blueberries. A sprinkle of sugar on muffin tops also makes for some irresistible muffins.
What’s the difference between Muffins and Cupcakes?
Is a muffin just a cupcake without frosting? No.
While they do have similar ingredients, cupcakes start with a much longer mixing time where you cream together sugar and butter to create a nice and fluffy batter.
Because muffin batter is usually just mixed together by hand for a short period of time, they are much more dense and often times the batter can be slightly lumpy still.
Another difference? Often times delicious recipes for muffins can have savory ingredients. Cupcakes are more of a dessert food and muffins can be enjoyed really any time of day from easy breakfasts to snacks to side dishes at dinner!
Basic Muffin Recipe
Makes 12 muffins
The best part of this base recipe is that you can add your choice of wholesome ingredients. Plain muffins are a great starting point.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
Standard Muffin Tins
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12-cup muffin pan or line with paper bake cups.
Mix together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.
Stir in the wet ingredients: egg and milk; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Add butter; mix only until blended (batter will be lumpy).
Fill muffin cups two-thirds full.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Immediately remove homemade muffins from pans to cool on wire racks.
How to Serve Your Homemade Muffin Recipes
The best way is to cut the muffin in half, spread butter on each half and then lightly toast the muffin in a small frying pan.You could also enjoy your muffin with:
What is the Secret to Moist Muffins?
Try substituting with sour cream, buttermilk or greek yogurt or plain yogurt. The mildly acidic qualities can improve your muffins texture.
How Long Do Muffins Last?
Because muffins’ texture is usually moist and dense with a tender crumb, they do not last very long. So ideally, you will want to enjoy them after a few days.
Be sure to keep them in an airtight container to lock in the moisture.
Muffins freeze really well. So if you want to make a batch and then freeze them and pull out a few at a time, that is a great idea. Simply cool your muffins to room temperature, put them in an airtight bag or container and then pull out a few muffins the night before you want to enjoy them.
Looking for more recipes to bake up? Try these easy cupcake recipes or these cookie recipes.