Muffins ( Basic Recipe)

Start with this basic recipe, and add one of several different ingredients for a variety of different muffins

Ingredients

  •  2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  3 teaspoons baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  •  3/4 cup white sugar
  •  1 egg
  •  1 cup milk
  •  1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the center. In a small bowl or 2 cup measuring cup, beat egg with a fork. Stir in milk and oil. Pour all at once into the well in the flour mixture. Mix quickly and lightly with a fork until moistened, but do not beat. The batter will be lumpy. Pour the batter into paper lined muffin pan cups.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden.

Variations: Blueberry Muffins: Add 1 cup fresh blueberries. Raisin Muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped raisins. Date Muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped dates. Cheese Muffins: Fold in 1 cup grated sharp yellow cheese. Bacon Muffins: Fold 1/4 cup crisp cooked bacon, broken into bits.

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