Basic muffin recipe

This is our go-to basic muffin recipe that works every time.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Makes 12
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Add whatever ingredients you like to mix up the flavour combinations. These baked treats are perfect for a morning or afternoon tea snack.


Basic muffin recipe
  • 2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 125 gram melted, slightly cooled butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Basic muffin recipe
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Lightly grease a 12-hole muffin pan or line with paper patty cases.
  • 2
    Sift flour into a large bowl. Stir in sugar.
  • 3
    In a large jug, whisk milk, butter, eggs and vanilla together.
  • 4
    Make a well in centre of dry ingredients. Add milk mixture all at once. Mix lightly, until just combined. Be careful not to over-mix. Divide mixture among recesses.
  • 5
    Bake 15-20 minutes, until cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in pan 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with icing sugar, if liked.


This mixture makes six 1-cup Texas-style muffins. If using Texas muffin pan, bake for a further 5-8 minutes. To make your own paper cases, cut squares of baking paper and make slits, or fold in each corner, easing into each greased muffin recess.

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