In today’s post, I will be sharing the Best Basic Muffin Recipe. I LOVE this recipe because it is not only delicious but so versatile.
It is a recipe that I discovered years ago at Allrecipes.com. Now that I have discovered this recipe, I haven’t used any other, because they are that delicious! The muffins come out so moist and fluffy. Also, because this is a basic muffin recipe, you can add basically add whatever additional ingredient you want to them! I have added raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples and cinnamon and even simply brown sugar to the tops, you name it! I have also not only made muffins but a loaf with this recipe as well, yielding great results!
In today’s batch, I have incorporated frozen raspberries! This, I have discovered is the key to making a fabulous fruit explosion muffin! FROZEN fruit!!! By using frozen fruit in the mix, it produces a muffin with the fruit still intact and a lot less mushy!
Let’s get to the recipe.
Best Basic Muffin Recipe (see printable recipe below)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Once mixed, stir in the egg, milk and oil and mix together with a whisk or rubber spatula.
It is at this point where you will add the frozen fruit. I usually put about 1 cup.
Side note: I incorporate the fruit LAST, by folding them in, therefore you don’t crush the fruit AND you don’t end up with weirdly colored muffins from the fruit bleeding out!
Because not all oven are alike, bake your scrumptious fruit bombs for 18-22 minutes, or until golden. I always start checking at the 15 minute mark to be sure not to over bake them!
This recipe produces 12 nicely sized muffins, or one loaf pan, which by the way, you would bake for about 30-40 minutes.
Some alternatives to your choice of frozen berries that I have successfully tried are, adding small pieces of apple then spreading some cinnamon sugar over the top of the muffins before they go into the oven. I have also had these muffins in their naked state… in other words they are delicious without anything added to them as well!
Another great substitute is to add 1/4 cup of applesauce to replace the egg. This makes the muffins a little more dense so you may have to cook them a wee bit longer.
All in all folks, this is a solid recipe that you can have fun with! It’s quick and easy to throw together!
A great addition for people who are on the go! YUMMY!
I’d like to know what you add to your muffins?
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
- Once mixed, stir in the egg, milk and oil and mix together with a whisk or rubber spatula.
- It is at this point where you will add the frozen fruit. I usually put about 1 cup.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until golden.
Until my next post,