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Basic Muffin Recipe

This simple recipe is one that my whole family adores. Just as is. But, go ahead and add in your favorites. I’ll give you some of my suggestions below. Add-ins that have been a success over the years. 
Course bread, Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword basic muffin recipe, muffin, muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author Pam


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea or kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup or one stick unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice, I used 2 percent
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line a muffin pan with foil liners. Set aside.

    2.In a large mixing bowl, add the wet ingredients, milk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla and sugar. Using a whisk, combine well.

    3.Add in the flour, salt, and baking powder slowly. Switch to a rubber spatula and mix just until combined. Dig down to grab any dry ingredients. Try not to over mix the batter.

    4.Using an ice cream or large cookie scoop, scoop into prepared muffin cups.

    5.Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. Check after 20 minutes. Test with a wooden toothpick or skewer. Should come out dry or with a few crumbs. Also, when you lightly touch the tops of each muffin, the tops should spring back. Let muffin pan cool on wire rack for about 20 minutes. When cooled, invert muffins right onto the wire rack. Continue to cool or eat when slightly warm. Enjoy!