Basic Muffin Recipe

Author Becky's Mindful Kitchen


  • 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 
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