Buttermilk muffins

    35 min

    A great basic muffin base that uses buttermilk and a touch of nutmeg. Add blueberries, raspberries or lemon zest to make these muffins uniquely yours.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 280g plain flour
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 50g butter, melted
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 250ml buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease 12 muffins cups or line with paper cases.
    2. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb, salt and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter, egg, buttermilk and vanilla.
    3. Pour buttermilk mixture into dry ingredients and stir until just combined (the mixture will not be smooth). Gently stir in fruit, if desired. Scoop mixture into prepared cases, filling almost to the top.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back with lightly pressed, about 18 minutes.

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    This is the first time I made these and I think I will try baking for only 15 mins next time as they were a little too dry but that could be because I am trying to get used to a different oven. I will may be try a little extra vanilla next time or as the recipe suggests some fruit. I bake soda bread a lot and always have buttermilk left over so this is the first muffin recipe i have tried using this ingredient. Thank you for the recipe and I will definitely be trying this again.  -  20 Nov 2013


    I love baking with buttermilk because always produces a tender muffin. I am sure that this recipe calls for too much flour. I find that 2 cups is ample and this way do not have to add more liquid. Also suggest using an ex. large egg. Hope this helps  -  22 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made these blueberry muffins by folding two cups of fresh blueberries into the batter when I added the dry ingredients. I sprinkled a little sugar over each muffin before baking. Very good. I'll try these again with chopped Granny Smith apples and apple pie spice.  -  29 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)