Got this recipe in Home-Ec class in the late 60's. Goes great with fried chicken.

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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 oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

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  • Grease muffin cups or use papers. Beat egg with a fork. Stir in milk and oil. Sift four and measure. Add sugar, baking powder and salt. Add egg mixture to flour and stir until flour is moistened. BATTER SHOULD BE LUMPY. DO NOT OVERMIX.

  • Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Muffins should have rounded and pebbled tops. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

141.1 calories; 2.5 g protein; 21 g carbohydrates; 16.3 mg cholesterol; 188.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2003
This is a great basic muffin recipe. I have been using this same recipe for many many years. It is very adaptable - add fruit nuts or diced cooked bacon. Our favorite variation is Surprise Muffins. Put 1 tablespoon of batter into muffin tin top with 1 teaspoon of jelly (strawberry or plum) then add batter to fill muffin tin 2/3 full. Bake as usual. The "surprise" is the jelly center! I love basic recipes that can be used again and again - and this is one of them!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2012
Made these for Grandpa's birthday. Grandpa is our cat. Yes you read that right...I made muffins for the cat's birthday. She didn't get any but my husband was happy to celebrate for her. Unfortunately these simple muffins were not that tasty...just ok. I probably won't try them again. Read More
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89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
This is a great basic muffin recipe. I have been using this same recipe for many many years. It is very adaptable - add fruit nuts or diced cooked bacon. Our favorite variation is Surprise Muffins. Put 1 tablespoon of batter into muffin tin top with 1 teaspoon of jelly (strawberry or plum) then add batter to fill muffin tin 2/3 full. Bake as usual. The "surprise" is the jelly center! I love basic recipes that can be used again and again - and this is one of them!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2011
My son wanted a plain muffin so I tried these I doubled the recipe and got 12 large muffins I used melted butter for the oil added a pinch of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla I halved the sugar because I added a tsp of blueberry jam inside each muffin very good baked 20 mins at 350 in my oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2004
This is the best recipe! I made this in my "Foods" class in high school (1996) and I have loved it ever since. As simple as the recipe is I lost it and I haven't made it in a couple years- but I'm so glad I found it again! Thanks for posting the recipe!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2003
I used to always make these muffins. I lost the recipe I'm so happy to have found it! Thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2009
I was looking for a basic muffin recipe and I found it!! The first time I made them I followed the recipe exactly and they were good. The second time I wanted to play around with it so I added a little vanilla extract and some chocolate chips and they were delicious! A big hit:D Thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2004
GREAT muffins!! I only got 9 muffins from this recipe not 12 so next time I might make a double batch. I served these with the honey butter recipe also found on this site. My husband had 3 of them with his dinner and my 5 year old ate 2 of them and was still asking for more! Thank you for this wonderful recipe it will be a regular at my house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
My boys inhaled the whole batch of these muffins. My only complaints are that they stuck to the muffin tins and that it feels like I'm feeding the kids cake! If I could find a way to sneak in some nutritional value they'd be perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2007
Simple and delicious! Good by themselves better with sauces jellies or gravies. These work for both sweet and savory dishes! They also baked up nicely with eggBeaters Splenda 1% lowfat milk and unsweetened applesauce substitutes for the full-fat ingredients. A true winner! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/07/2012
Made these for Grandpa's birthday. Grandpa is our cat. Yes you read that right...I made muffins for the cat's birthday. She didn't get any but my husband was happy to celebrate for her. Unfortunately these simple muffins were not that tasty...just ok. I probably won't try them again. Read More
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