Thursday, 1 April 2010

Easy Muffins

I first made these muffins when I didn't have scales.  Someone gave me the recipe and I wrote it down on a scrap of paper.  The measurements were mostly in "cups".  I've long since lost the scrap of paper, and I never bothered to convert the measurements, so I use a mediıum sized coffee mug.

It's quite an adaptable recipe, and I use various flavourings, depending on what I have in the cupboard.

This morning I made raspberry muffins.  Fresh or frozen raspberries would have been wonderful, but I didn't have any, so I used raspberry jam.

You will need the following:

1.1/2 cups of plain flour
2/3rds cup of sugar
10g baking powder (we have 10g sachets here, but I think a teaspoon is about the same)
1/4 tspn salt
1 large or 2 small eggs
120g butter or margarine...melted
1/4 cup milk

Suggestions for flavouring: 

2 mashed bananas...or the equivalent amount in any other mashed fruit, or jam.

 3/4 of cup of choc chips, or sultanas, or  nuts, or anything else you can think of which will  compliment the other flavouring.

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.  Mix all the other ingredients in a smaller bowl and add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix well.  Spoon the mixture into a muffin tin or cases, and bake in the oven for 30 minutes at 180 degrees.  This mixture makes about 12 muffins.

I used the raspberry jam today without any nuts, choc chips, etc...and they are delicious.


  1. Sounds delicious! I can smell them over here...

  2. the ingredients are about the same, I think as for pancakes...I have learned recently to make pancakes, and I cannot have enough of them. Thank you for the recipe...I will try it first thing in the morning...Kisses from Romania ;)

  3. Yes they do smell nice Heiko!

    Hi LaMia. I love pancakes too. These muffins are so easy to make. Unfortunately they are so easy to eat too...they don't last for long!

  4. Yom! I will have to write that down. Like the idea of the mug measurement too.

    Nuts in May

  5. Hi Maggie...yes I like measuring in mugs....although a lot of tried and tested recipes start off being trial and error don't they? I don't measure ingredients for the muffins anymore, but as I intended to put it on my blog, I had to sit down and work it out properly!

  6. I'm going to save the recipe, it sounds so easy!


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