Basic Muffins (I do not remember where I got this recipe from but will give credit when I remember.) Blueberry muffins are the favorite here at our house.
I often double the recipe so we will have some muffins for snack later in the day.
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
Mix ingredients together. Spoon into greased muffin cups, 2/3 full. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes. Makes about 12-15 muffins.
Add these ingredients to a basic muffin mix or recipe to liven up your muffins:
Bacon or Ham – Reduce sugar to 2 Tbsp. and add 1/2 cup chopped bacon or ham
Blueberries – 1 cup, may also add a touch of vanilla
Cherries or cranberries – 2/3 cup of cherries or cranberries, mixed with 2 Tbsp. of sugar first
Dried fruit – 1/2 cup apricots, currants, peaches, figs, prunes, raisins or dates
Nuts – 1/3 cup chopped
Cheese – 1/2 cup grated cheese and 1/8 tsp. paprika
Cornmeal – 1 cup cornmeal and 1 cup flour
Whole wheat – 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup flour. This is especially good with crumbled bacon.
Chocolate chips- 1/2 – 1 c chips, 1 t vanilla
PB Chocolate chip- 1/2 c. chocolate chips, 1/2 c. peanut butter, 1 t vanilla
Experiment with different flavors and ingredients to make your own favorite.