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Basic Muffin Recipe

We love this versatile muffin recipe, you can make endless flavour combinations and it comes out perfect every time! 
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 300 g self-rasing flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 175 ml milk
  • 125 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 200 g of you chosen fruit/veg/nuts/chocolate


  • Mix flour, sugar & baking powder
  • Add the egg, oil and milk
  • Mix together. The secret to well-risen muffins is not to overmix, mix for about 30 seconds, lumps are good!
  • Add 200g of your chosen ingredient (fruit/nuts/chocolate) See below for our favourite combinations!
  • Spoon out into muffin cases (makes about 12)
  • Bake at 205 for 15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Cool on rack to prevent them from going soggy!


For best results don't stir too well, a few lumps are good! The more mixing you do, the more gluten forms which means they won't rise as well. So either just give a really quick mix, or leave the batter to rest overnight before baking - this will allow the gluten to settle back down.
The higher temperature also gives the muffins a head start as soon as they hit the heat, meaning they will rise better - somewhere between 205c and 215c is perfect, but keep an eye on them so they don't burn!