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Recipe for Homemade Muffins


L.M. Reid is an Irish writer who has published many recipe articles. She has a keen interest in creating delicious recipes and dinner ideas.

Learn how to make deliciously fluffy muffins from scratch

Learn how to make deliciously fluffy muffins from scratch

Easy-to-Make Muffin Recipe

In this article, I will show you how we made these fluffy muffins from scratch. It is a basic muffin mix and then we added different fillings, including orange jelly, peanut butter, chocolate pieces and raspberry jam.

We made these with different fillings because my 83-year-old mother was baking them with her 4-year-old great-grandson Quinn. He had great fun and was delighted to be helping his grandma. It did not take too long for them to cook, so he was able to see the end result and enjoy eating some, too.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

25 min

45 min

12 muffins

Mixing the ingredients

Mixing the ingredients


  • 400g plain flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 250 ml milk
  • 125 ml butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 100g sultanas

Extra Fillings (Optional)

  • Marmalade: orange jelly
  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate pieces
  • Raspberry jam or jelly

Step 1: Preparation

  1. Pre heat oven to 200 C – 400 F or gas mark 6.
  2. Add paper cases to your baking tray.

Step 2: Make the Batter

  1. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to a bowl.
  2. Add the sultanas and mix in well.
  3. Add the butter and milk to the beaten eggs.
  4. Pour in the wet ingredients into the bowl with the flour.
  5. Mix together.
  6. Blend in the caster sugar until it looks like a smooth batter mix.
  7. Give the mixture one final mix through.
Adding optional extra flavours

Adding optional extra flavours

Step 3: Add Optional Extra Flavours

  1. Using a spoon and fork scoop out enough to fill the muffin cases half way in each one.
  2. Add two teaspoons of jam, marmalade or peanut butter to the top of the mixture in each case.
  3. Do the same with the broken pieces of chocolate.
  4. Cover with more muffin mixture so each paper case is two thirds full.

Step 4: Time to Bake

  1. Put in the oven to cook for 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. At 200 C – 400 F or Gas mark 6.
  3. Test they are ready by inserting a knife into one of them. If it comes out dry, then they are cooked. If it is slightly wet, then cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Take out the tray and leave for 5 minutes before you remove each muffin.
  5. Leave to cool down before eating.
Checking for doneness

Checking for doneness

Fresh out of the oven

Fresh out of the oven


Plate of fluffy muffins

Plate of fluffy muffins

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L M Reid (author) from Ireland on September 24, 2018:

Thanks Casangel. Yes muffins are really easy to make and taste so nice.

Casangel on May 15, 2018:

love all the photos , great instructions .