Best Ever Muffins


These basic muffins can be made as-is, or you can add one of several different ingredients for a variety of muffins. All options are delicious!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
1 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup milk

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.

  2. Stir flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl; make a well in the center.

  3. Beat egg with a fork in a small bowl or 2-cup measuring cup; whisk in milk and oil. Pour egg mixture all at once into flour mixture; mix quickly and lightly with a fork until just moistened. The batter will be lumpy. (Fold in additional ingredients if using; see variations below). Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 25 minutes.


Blueberry Muffins: Add 1 cup fresh blueberries.

Raisin Muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped raisins.

Date Muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped dates.

Cheese Muffins: Fold in 1 cup grated sharp yellow cheese.

Bacon Muffins: Fold in 1/4 cup crisp cooked bacon, broken into bits.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
6g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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