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Best Ever (And Most Versatile) Muffins!

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“These are wonderful for just throwing in your favorite ingredients---I don't need any other muffin recipes. Editing to add, based on a recent review: Be sure not to overmix muffins; if you do, they will be tough. They should still be lumpy when you are finished mixing them.”
READY IN:
35mins
YIELD:
12 muffins
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center.
  4. In a small bowl or 2-cup measuring cup, beat egg with a fork.
  5. Stir in milk and oil.
  6. Pour all at once into the well in the flour mixture.
  7. Mix quickly and lightly with a fork until moistened, but do not beat.
  8. The batter will be lumpy. DO NOT OVERMIX. This will create tough/heavy muffins.
  9. Pour the batter into paper lined muffin pan cups.
  10. Variations: Blueberry Muffins: Add 1 cup fresh blueberries.
  11. Raisin Muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped raisins.
  12. Date Muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped dates.
  13. Cheese Muffins: Fold in 1 cup grated sharp yellow cheese.
  14. Bacon Muffins: Fold 1/4 cup crisp cooked bacon, broken into bits.
  15. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden.

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