Basic Muffin Recipe

Posted on 22 November, 2011 by Radhika Subramanian | Tickling Palates.

Makes 12

You’ll need: 

  • All Purpose Flour – 1 Cup
  • Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Egg – 1
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Baking Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Melted Butter / Vegetable Oil – 1/4 cup (I use oil)


Grease the muffin cases with oil or butter and keep it ready. Pre heat the oven @ 200 C. Now off to baking muffins.

Sieve together All purpose flour, baking powder and salt. To this add whole wheat flour and sugar and whisk well. Keep these dry ingredients aside.

In a bowl break an egg and whisk well. To this add milk and melted butter or oil and whisk well. Keep these wet ingredients aside. If you want to add any flavorings like essence add that too before whisking.

Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Start mixing with a spatula till they thicken and start forming into a thick batter. No need to worry of getting rid of the lumps in case you see them forming. Do not over mix.

Gently scoop the thick batter into the greased muffin cups filling them till 3/4th. I sprinkled some brown sugar on the top before sliding them into the oven. Bake for 20-30 minutes @ 200 C. Your muffins are done when they spring back to the touch or if a skewer inserted comes out clean.

My muffins get done in 25 min but since my kids prefer a crust at the top I keep it on for another 5 min.

There is so much you can do with this basic recipe. Watch for my next posts on how I tweaked and played keeping the basic recipe.


  • Do not over mix the dough. These will make the muffins hard.
  • Adding yogurt will get you moist muffins if you want to make an eggless one.
  • Do not over bake than the specified time limit.