Basic Muffins

    30 min

    We made this recipe in my home economics class in the late 60's. I've been using it ever since. If you want a fancier version, throw in a handful of chocolate chips, dried fruit or nuts.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 egg
    • 120ml milk
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 200g plain flour
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease muffin tin or use bun paper cases.
    2. Beat egg with a fork. Then stir in milk and oil. Sift flour into a large bowl. Add sugar, baking powder and salt. Add egg mixture to flour and stir until flour is moistened. BATTER SHOULD BE LUMPY. DO NOT OVERMIX.
    3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown.

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    A very straightforward recipe. I added chopped fresh strawberries to one batch and chocolate pieces to another. They were gone in no time! By the way, previous comment is nonsense. Moistened IS in the Samsung dictionary and the following is an excerpt from the Oxford English Dictionary: Definition of moisten Verb [with object]wet slightly: she moistened her lips with the tip of her tongue[no object] (of the eyes) fill with tears: her eyes moistened I wish these 'clever' people would establish their facts! Thanks for a great recipe.  -  26 Aug 2012


    I made these with my 2 1/2 year old, although I am not too bad at cooking I always find baking tricky as I hate having to stick to specific measurements and amounts. These muffins were simple and easy to make. We added 1 banana and half a packet of chocolate chips (all that was left in the cupboard). Ours did turn out a bit flat as my daughter got a bit carried with the stirring but they still tasted great. Perfect with a cup of coffee in the afternoon or for on the go breakfast for rushed mornings. I would have added a photo of them but can't figure out how to.  -  20 May 2012


    Made it more kid friendly. just add what the kids love some chocolate powder and some chocolate drops and put in mini muffin cup cases and keep an eye on them and you make loads of little muffins that last longer than the big one and kids don't start to eat them and then give up  -  21 Apr 2011