Best Ever (And Most Versatile) Muffins!

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

These are wonderful for just throwing in your favorite ingredients---I don't need any other muffin recipes. Editing to add, based on a recent review: Be sure not to overmix muffins; if you do, they will be tough. They should still be lumpy when you are finished mixing them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center.
  4. In a small bowl or 2-cup measuring cup, beat egg with a fork.
  5. Stir in milk and oil.
  6. Pour all at once into the well in the flour mixture.
  7. Mix quickly and lightly with a fork until moistened, but do not beat.
  8. The batter will be lumpy. DO NOT OVERMIX. This will create tough/heavy muffins.
  9. Pour the batter into paper lined muffin pan cups.
  10. Variations: Blueberry Muffins: Add 1 cup fresh blueberries.
  11. Raisin Muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped raisins.
  12. Date Muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped dates.
  13. Cheese Muffins: Fold in 1 cup grated sharp yellow cheese.
  14. Bacon Muffins: Fold 1/4 cup crisp cooked bacon, broken into bits.
  15. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden.
Most Helpful

5 5

what a great standard recipe!.I made these and added fresh chopped pears and a little cinnamon.wonderful!i will use this recipe over and over forever.thanks soooooooooo much.

4 5

Good recipe! I made them with 1 1/2 cups of dates .. thanks!!

5 5

Those were great! Used brown sugar instead of white, a bit less oil and added about 3 tbs of orange marmelade. Thanks!!:)