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Basic Muffins


  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • preparation


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  2. Butter muffin pans.
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
  4. Add the egg, milk, and butter, stirring only enough to dampen the flour; the batter should not be smooth.
  5. Spoon into the muffin pans, filling each cup about two-thirds full.
  6. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes each.


For Blueberry Muffins:

Use 1/2 cup sugar. Reserve 1/4 cup of the flour, sprinkle it over 1 cup blueberries, and stir them into the batter last.

For Pecan Muffins:

Use 1/4 cup sugar. Add 1/2 cup chopped pecans to the batter. After filling the cups, sprinkle with sugar, cinnamon, and more chopped nuts.

For Whole-Wheat Muffins:

Use 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour and 1 cup white flour.

For Date or Raisin Muffins:

Add 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates or 1/3 cup raisins to the batter.

For Bacon Muffins:

Add 3 strips bacon, fried crisp and crumbled, to the batter.

Source: The Fannie Farmer Cookbook via Epicurious

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