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Basic Muffin Recipe
Basic Muffin Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Muffins
Author: Linda Loosli
  • 2 cups flour (I use bread flour)
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk (room temperature)
  • 2-3 eggs (3 small/medium or 2 large)
  • 1/4 cup oil, I used vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted, and set aside to cool
  • 2-3 tablespoons coarse sugar (to sprinkle on top of the muffins)
  1. Preheat your oven to (350°F) = (176°C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line the cups with paper liners. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set the bowl aside. Now, combine the liquids, milk, eggs, oil, and butter and stir until smooth. Grab a larger bowl and mix the wet and dry ingredients together. Use a spatula to mix them ever so softly. Not too much, just enough. Do not overmix the batter. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops with coarse sugar, you will love the look and the taste. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool the muffins on a cooling rack.