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How to Make Muffins 4 Ways

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Learn how to make four different delicious muffins!

Learn how to make four different delicious muffins!

Basic Recipe With Four Variations

This simple recipe can be customised in many different ways. Below, I will show you how to make four incredibly tasty varieties:

  • Chocolate chip
  • Blueberry and raspberry
  • Apple and cinnamon
  • Banana and nuts

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

25 min

35 min

24 muffins

Ingredients: Basic Muffin Recipe

  • 1 1/2 pints self-raising flour
  • 3/4 pint milk
  • 1/2 pint white sugar
  • 1/3 pint vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).
  2. In a bowl, thoroughly combine all of the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, thoroughly combine all of the wet ingredients.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and mix.
  4. Pour the batter into 24 paper cases (doubled-up paper cases to help them maintain their shape).
  5. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the muffin comes out clean.

Four Variations

  • Chocolate chip: Add 200 grams of chocolate chips. (To make double chocolate chip muffins, substitute some of the flour for drinking chocolate/cocoa powder. This should not change the baking time of the muffins.)
  • Raspberry and blueberry: Add 400 grams of your chosen fruit.
  • Apple and cinnamon: Add 1/2 pint of finely chopped apple and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
  • Banana and nuts: Add 1/2 pint of mashed banana and 1/2 pint of chopped nuts.

When to Add the Extra Ingredients

When making additions to the batter, e.g. fruit, nuts and chocolate, always add these in at the end, after you have combined the wet and dry ingredients. Fold the extras in carefully.

Cooking Time Adjustments

When adding fruit to a recipe it can increase the cooking time; it will vary depending on the density and type of fruit that you add, and how large you cut the chunks of fruit. You can test the muffins to see if they are done by inserting a toothpick into the centre of the muffin. When it comes out clean, your muffins are done!

These muffins are great for breakfast, as a snack or really any time!

These muffins are great for breakfast, as a snack or really any time!

Thank You for Reading

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Please comment below with which recipe you tried and how it turned out!

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