Easy Master (Formula) Recipe for Muffins

Tried and tested delicious master recipe for muffins. Add your favorite fruits and throw in some chocolate, too! This formula works and always comes out moist and yummy! No need for any mixer.

Tried and tested delicious master recipe for muffins. Add your favorite fruits and throw in some chocolate, too! This formula works and always comes out moist and yummy! No need for any mixer. | manilaspoon.com

That we love muffins in our house is an understatement! We absolutely crave muffins! My kids always beg me to make them and often remind me, “Mom, you haven’t made muffins in a while.” My little boy particularly loves them as every time his school asks for a volunteer to bring food for whatever school activity there is he is more than eager to sign me up. He beams every time he comes home from class and says, “Mom, everyone loved your muffins.” This truly makes baking muffins fun and totally worthwhile. Just to see him smile and be proud of his mom is more than enough!

Tried and tested delicious master recipe for muffins. Add your favorite fruits and throw in some chocolate, too! This formula works and always comes out moist and yummy! No need for any mixer. | manilaspoon.com

Through the years, I have sort of developed my own formula for baking muffins which results in very moist and truly tasty muffins. It’s pretty quick and easy to do and the possibilities are endless because you can add pretty much any of your favorite fruits (fresh, frozen or dried!) and even bring the deliciousness to the max by adding either white or regular chocolate to the mix. No need to use any electrical mixer as it’s all done by hand, too!

Tried and tested delicious master recipe for muffins. Add your favorite fruits and throw in some chocolate, too! This formula works and always comes out moist and yummy! No need for any mixer. | manilaspoon.com

I don’t have enough space to add all the muffin photos that show what we have used this batter for (it would be a very long post otherwise!) – blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, mangoes, etc just to name a few. So the limit is really left to your imagination! This makes a batch of 12 muffins and maybe up to 16 even depending on the size of your muffin cups. I fill the liners to the top to create a nice dome that looks like bakery-style muffins.

Here’s a post on techniques I use to ensure a perfectly looking dome on your muffins. No more flat and deflated looking muffins! Hope you try this master recipe mix, tweak it to your liking and enjoy freshly-baked delicious muffins all the time!

Easy Master (Formula) Recipe for Muffins

By: Manila Spoon

Published 01/14/2016

Easy Master (Formula) Recipe for Muffins

Tried and tested delicious master recipe for muffins. Add your favorite fruits and throw in some chocolate, too! This formula works and always comes out moist and yummy! No need for any mixer.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 large Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar (you can use either white or brown or a mix of the two – I used half of each)
  • 1 cup / 8 oz Yogurt (or Sour Cream)
  • 1/3 cup Oil (vegetable or coconut)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups fresh fruit of your choice, chopped (ex. strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, etc.)
  • 3/4-1 cup white or regular chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Line a 12 muffin pan with paper cups or muffin liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In another bowl beat the eggs. Add the sugar, yogurt (or sour cream), oil and vanilla extract to the beaten eggs and mix together.
  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients until combined. Fold in the fruits and the chocolate chips, if using.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan dividing it equally.
    Bake for about 18-22 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and after about 5-8 minutes (when it’s cool enough to handle) transfer each muffin to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Yield: 12-16
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.

Tried and tested delicious master recipe for muffins. Add your favorite fruits and throw in some chocolate, too! This formula works and always comes out moist and yummy! No need for any mixer. | manilaspoon.com

12 Comments

    • January 14, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      Thanks Janette! Easy is always what I pursue when it comes to cooking and baking. 🙂

  1. January 15, 2016 / 4:29 am

    Dear Abigail, this is a perfect base for muffins…I love it! Such a perfect treat for the morning…each muffin looks delightful. xoxo, Catherine

  2. January 15, 2016 / 11:49 am

    Just made a new batch of muffins this week! Always a crowd pleaser in this house!

  3. January 15, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    These look like some delicious muffins. I think one of the main reasons why I love muffins is because there are so many different things you can add to them.

  4. January 15, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Your formula makes making muffins so easy. Love raspberries in mine. This sounds like a keeper:)

  5. January 15, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    These muffins look so good! I love the texture!

  6. January 15, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I love this, I often make muffins for my kids as a snack so I'm definitely going to use your formula next time and customize with whatever mix-ins we have in the house!

  7. January 15, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    We make muffins at home quite a bit and it's so great to have a master recipe like yours and use with different mix-ins. Love the link to the tips to make sure you get the nice dome-shaped muffins, too. So helpful!

  8. January 15, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    I love this base – with yogurt it must be light as well as moist. I have another base recipe, but I think I'm going to try yours – and maybe switch:) Thanks Abigail.

  9. January 15, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    I love your domed muffins Abby, these are gorgeous! And I'm all for the chocolate. Great muffin formula, will have to try with blueberries at our house!

  10. January 16, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    Your muffins look so moist and perfect! And I love that your son always volunteers you to bake something up for school—so sweet!

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