Simple homemade muffin recipes that are delicious for breakfast or snack! Check out our favorite easy muffin recipes full of fruits, sweets or savory ingredients.
Muffins have such a rustic quality to them. There’s no need for fancy equipment like a mixer. You just need a mixing bowl and spatula. Part of what makes muffins so great is that they never have to be perfect. They’re perfect just the way they are.
Homemade muffin batter is also not too sweet, what makes them sweet is the ingredients you add to your batter.
Homemade muffins are a great type of recipe for beginner bakers to try out!
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 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!
How to Serve Your Homemade Muffin Recipes
One of our favorite ways 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:
- Cream Cheese
- Butter or flavored butters
- Jams and Jellies
What is the Secret to Moist Muffins?
Try substituting with sour cream, buttermilk 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, 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, put them in an airtight bag or container and then pull out a few muffins the night before you want to enjoy them.