Basket of assorted muffins

Basic Muffin Recipe With Variations

  • Author: krazykitchenmom
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen muffins 1x


Start with this Basic Muffin Recipe to make many variations and flavors of muffins. This simple recipe allows you to add many different fruits and flavors to create mouthwatering muffins. 



Basic Muffins

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 TBS melted butter (cool it to room temperature before adding to mixture)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Berry Muffins

  • 11/2 cups fresh copped berries
  • 1 TBS flour

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

  • Replace 1/4 cup of milk with 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 TBS poppy seeds

Apple Cinnamom Muffins

  • 1 cup diced apple (without the skin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Basic Muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Mix the sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla.
  3. Add the salt, baking powder, and flour.
  4. Mix until it just comes together – do not over mix.

For Variations 

  1. Add the ingredients above for each of the flavors.

Bake for 15-20 minutes


  • To ensure that your muffin mix stays fluffy, make sure you do not over mix the batter.
  • Whenever you are adding fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc.) to a batter, toss them with 1 TBS of flour so they don’t sink to the bottom of the batter while cooking. This way you’ll have berries distributed throughout the baked product.
  • You can freeze these baked muffins by placing them in a ziptop bag.
  • Category: Breakfast/Brunch/Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American