A moist, flavorful muffin, served with orange juice, coffee or tea and your morning newspaper is the perfect start to any day. Make your muffins with this recipe for an easy breakfast.

Muffins Basics and Variations

Muffins Basics and Variations
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup milk
Instructions
  1. Grease 12, 2 1/2-inch muffin cups.
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Sift Flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a medium-sized bowl. Stir to mix well.
  4. In a small bowl, beat egg with a fork. Add milk and oil. Add all at once to dry ingredients.
  5. Stir mixture only until dry ingredients are moistened. Batter will be lumpy.
  6. Drop batter from a tablespoon into prepared muffins pans, filling each cup half to two-thirds full.
  7. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from pan and serve hot with butter, jam or marmalade.
  8. VARIATIONS
    GINGER MUFFINS: Add 1/2 Cup finely diced candied ginger to flour mixture before adding liquid.
  9. BANANA PECAN MUFFINS: Prepare muffin batter but use only 1/2 cup milk. Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 1/4 t ground nutmeg to sifted flour. Add 1 cup mashed, peeled banana with the egg, milk and oil.
  10. BLUEBERRY MUFFINS: Toss 1 cup washed and well-drained fresh or frozen blueberries with sifted flour mixture before adding liquid.
  11. ORANGE MUFFINS: Cut 2 peeled navel oranges into sections. When batter is in the cups, place an orange section on top of each and sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar.
  12. CHEESE MUFFINS: Fold 1/2 cup grated sharp yellow cheese into muffin mix with the last few strokes on batter. Serve hot with scrambled eggs and bacon for a special breakfast.
  13. SURPRISE MUFFINS: Fill muffin cups 1/3rd full of batter. Drop 1/2 teaspoon of your favorite jelly in center of batter. Add batter to fill cup 2/3rds full. Kids just love these as you will.
  14. COCONUT MUFFINS: Add 1 Cup shredded coconut with the last few strokes of mixing. For a snack have coconut muffins, butter and milk.
  15. CHIVE MUFFINS: Fold 1/4 cup chives into the batter during the last few strokes and serve at dinner. Great with a steak and salad.
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