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Basic Muffins and Variations


Make this basic muffin batter to make all kinds of delicious muffins. They can be sweet or savory, they can be breakfast, brunch or a quick snack.













Trans-fat Free


1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 large eggs
¾ cup milk
cup vegetable oil


In a large mixing bowl stir together the flouw, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Make a well in the center.

Combine egg, milk and oil.

Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture.

Stir just until moistened; batter should be lumpy.

Grease muffin cups or line with paper bake cups; fill ⅔ full.

Bake in a 400℉ (200℃) oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.

Remove from pans; serve warm.

Makes 10 to 12 muffins.


Blueberry: combine ¾ cup fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed, and 2 tablespoons additional sugar.

Apple-raisin: stir in ½ teaspoon groun cinnamon into flour mixture.

Fold 1 cup copped peeled apple and ¼ cup raisins into batter.

Jelly: spoon 1 teaspoon jelly atop batter in each muffin cup before baking.

Date-nut: fold ⅔ cup coursely chopped pitted dates and ⅓ cup walnuts or pecans to batter.

Cheese: stir ½ cup shedded cheddar or swiss cheese into flour mixture.

Banana-nut: decrease milk to ½ cup.

Stir 1 cup mashed banana and ½ cup chopped nuts into batter.

Pumpkin: increase sugar to ⅓ cup. add ½ cup canned pumpkin to egg mixture.

Stir ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon and ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg into flour mixture.

Stir ½ cup raisins into batter.

Cranberry: coursely chop 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries and combine with ¼ cup additional sugar.

Fold into batter.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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X7z4TLove your basic muffin recipe & Thank You for posting all the variations. Now I was wondering, if you have the zucchini variation

almost 2 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 72g (2.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22442% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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