Basic Muffin Recipe
- 2 cups flour
- 1 T baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 T honey or sugar (white or brown) increase to 1/2c or more for sweet muffins
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 cup milk or buttermilk
- 1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil- because of the low fat content muffins may stick to liners so spray them or brush with butter or increase butter to 1/3-1/2 c to play around with flavors. I normally use about 1/3c if I am not adding another source of fat to create a richer flavor.
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Note: this basic muffin recipe is incredibly plain if baked as is, the purpose is that it gives you a neutrual base to build off of and be creative with flavors. Mix wet and dry ingredients separately and then combine but do not over mix. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375. Check with toothpick to see if done.
Options are endless, here are just a few ideas- in addition to basic recipes... 1tsp vanila, 1/4 cup shredded coconut, zest of one orange, 1 tsp coconut extract, 1/3 cup sugar 2 tsp almond flavor, 1/2 cup sliced almonds, 1/3 cp sugar 1/2 cup cranberries, 1 tsp vanilla, zest of a lemon, 1/3 cup sugar or honey 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips 1 cup blueberries (mix with flour), 2 tsp vanilla, 1/3 cup sugar 1 tsp maple flavor, 1/4 cup maple syrup, 1/2 cup crumbled bacon 1/4 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 2 tsp chili powder, 1/4 cup sugar 1 smashed banana, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup raisins, 1 tsp ginger, 1 T cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4tsp allspice, 1/3 sugar