Rating: 4.38 stars
76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

Every Sunday morning, our family would go to my grandmother's house for her homemade muffins. I finally got the basic recipe and through years of experimenting I finally came up with the right portions to make them taste like hers. Please try and enjoy.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups. Stir the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; set aside.

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  • Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Add 1 egg and allow it to blend into the butter mixture; beat the vanilla and milk into the mixture with the second egg. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just incorporated. Divide the dough into the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

222 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 32g; fat 9.1g; cholesterol 53mg; sodium 245.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (61)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
excellent!! I was looking for a basic muffin recipe, that I could add to anything I had on hand (chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts etc). This one is perfect! The only modification I made was 2 cups of flour instead of 1 3/4. Also, I made a batch following the instructions carefully, and another batch where I mixed the 2 eggs with the sugar, butter and vanilla all together, then added the milk, then the flour. Both batches came out exactly the same- so no need to follow all those steps.. :). Muffins came out nice and fluffy, with a crispy top- just excellent! Will sure keep as a favorite! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2009
The muffins had a good taste but the tops were soft and sticky instead of firm and crunchy and they didn't brown much even though I had to extend the baking time 15 minutes. Read More
(36)
76 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
excellent!! I was looking for a basic muffin recipe, that I could add to anything I had on hand (chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts etc). This one is perfect! The only modification I made was 2 cups of flour instead of 1 3/4. Also, I made a batch following the instructions carefully, and another batch where I mixed the 2 eggs with the sugar, butter and vanilla all together, then added the milk, then the flour. Both batches came out exactly the same- so no need to follow all those steps.. :). Muffins came out nice and fluffy, with a crispy top- just excellent! Will sure keep as a favorite! Thanks for sharing! Read More
(87)
Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2010
this is a great basic muffin recipe. i add 2 ripe bananas to give it more flavor ( plus the batter was kinda thin) probably about a 1/2 cup each of raisins dried cranberries and walnuts and swapped the butter for strawberry applesauce to give even more flavor and make it healthier. Yum yum! Read More
(40)
Rating: 3 stars
06/30/2009
The muffins had a good taste but the tops were soft and sticky instead of firm and crunchy and they didn't brown much even though I had to extend the baking time 15 minutes. Read More
(36)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2011
This recipe was simple and delicious! I followed the recipe exacty except that I did not use an electric mixer at all I just did it by hand. I also added blueberries which added a nice little flavor! I will be using this base recipe again thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2010
I loved these! I added a teensy bit more flour to thicken the batter a bit more to my liking and also added a little ground cinnamon...but wow! I will definitely make these again:) Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2010
These muffins were quite good. I went with 2 cups of flour bc the mix seemed too runny. I also added a little bit of lemon zest some chocolate chips and some sliced almonds. Great for breakfast which is what I intend to do with them. I used large muffin pans and made 8 instead of 12 cooking them for 35 min. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
Was looking for a good basic muffin recipe and this one blew me out of the water. The BEST Vanilla muffin recipe I've had! Thank you for sharing it! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2010
I made these for Saturday morning coffee at my Grandma's. I added raspberries and chocolate chips to them. Everyone loved them. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2010
These were great! I followed the recipe exactly and didn't have any problems with the batter being thin. I think next time I'll add chocolate chips or blueberries. Read More
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