Basic Muffin Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk (fresh milk or full cream milk - room temp)

3/4 cup white sugar

1 egg (room temp)

1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup unsalted butter (room temp)


1.  Pre-heat over to 200C (390F) and line muffin tray/s with cupcake liners.

2.  Mix all dry ingredients together (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt). Set aside.

3.  In a separate bowl, using whisk or a mixer, cream butter and sugar.  Add egg, vanilla and milk. Mix well.

4.  Pour wet mixture to your dry ingredients and fold.  Do not over mix.

5.  Add your flavorings.

6.  Scoop batter in prepared muffin trays, about 3/4 full.

7.  Bake for 5 minutes then lower your oven temp to 150C (300F) and bake for another 10 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  

In this entry, I will feature three (3) variations to this basic recipe:

1.  Choco Chip Muffin

Step #5 - add 1/2 cup choco chip to the mixture


2.  Cheese Muffin

Step #5  - add 1 cup grated cheddar cheese to the mixture

Optional - add more grated cheese on top before baking

3.  Choco-Banana Muffin

Replace 1/2 cup milk with mashed 3 large ripe bananas

Step#5 - add 2 Tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder