• 79 Ratings

For variety, add a few extra ingredients to this basic muffin batter recipe. Try poppy seed, cheese, blueberry, or streusel-topped versions.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Muffins

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups or line with paper bake cups; set aside. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

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  • In another bowl combine egg, milk, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).

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  • Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. If desired, sprinkle Streusel Topping over muffin batter in cups. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden and a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm.

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  • Makes 12 muffins.

Poppy Seed Muffins:

Prepare as above, except increase sugar to 1/2 cup and add 1 tablespoon poppy seeds to flour mixture.

Cheese Muffins:

Prepare as above, except stir 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese into flour mixture. Per muffin: 155 cal., 7 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 24 mg chol., 158 mg sodium, 19 g carbo., 0 g dietary fiber, 4 g protein. Daily Values: 2% vit. A, 10% calcium, 5% ironExchanges: 1 Starch, .5 Other Carbo., 1 Fat

Blueberry Muffins:

Prepare as above, except fold 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries and, if desired, 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel into batter.

Banana Muffins:

Prepare as above, greasing muffin cups (do not use paper bake cups). Reduce milk to 1/2 cup. Stir 3/4 cup mashed banana and 1/2 cup chopped nuts into flour mixture along with the egg mixture.Per muffin: 184 cal., 9 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 18 mg chol. 126 mg sodium, 24 g carbo., 1 g dietary fiber, 4 g protein. Daily Values: 1% vit. A, 3% vit. C, 6% calcium, 6% ironExchanges: 1 Starch, .5 Other Carbo., 1.5 Fat

Cranberry Muffins:

Prepare as above, except combine 1 cup coarsely chopped cranberries and 2 tablespoons additional sugar; fold into batter.

Oatmeal Muffins:

Prepare as above, except reduce flour to 1-1/3 cups and add 3/4 cup rolled oats to flour mixture.

Nutrition Facts (Muffins)

136 calories; 5 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 2 g monounsaturated fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 128 mg sodium. 45 mg potassium; 19 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 3 g protein; 0 RE vitamin a; 49 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 8 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 61 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Streusel Topping

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in chopped pecans or walnuts.

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Reviews

79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 7