My Basic Muffin Recipe 3 Ways

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I have been making muffins for so long that I can bake them with my eyes closed. I don’t even measure ingredients out, so these are approximate ratios. Muffins are the perfect addition to school lunches and nutritious breakfasts. Below are a few ideas, but I also like to make savoury muffins where I decrease the amount of sugar and add cheese, herbs and veggies like grated carrot or zucchini.

 

Basic Muffin Base

2 cups flour

¾ -1 cup brown sugar 

Large pinch of baking powder

Small pinch of baking soda

1-2 eggs (see below)

¾ – 1 cup of milk of choice

¼ cup melted butter or oil of choice

 

You can top the basic muffin with frozen berries.

 

Alternatives

Pumpkin Muffins

  • Use 1 egg and 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree
  • Add mixed spices: ground cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg

Apple Muffins

  • Use 1 egg and 3/4 cup of apple sauce
  • Add cinnamon

Banana Muffins

  • Use 1 egg and 3/4 cup mashed banana
  • Add cinnamon and/or mini chocolate chips

 

Mix dry ingredients until combined

Whisk eggs (and optional puree/mash), and add milk and melted butter or oil.

Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients 

When everything is combined, you should have a wet and smooth batter that is slightly thicker than a pancake batter.

Spray muffin tins and spoon batter in

Bake at 350F/180C for 20-25 minutes until cooked through

 

Enjoy!

 

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I have been making muffins for so long that I can bake them with my eyes closed. I don’t even measure ingredients out, so these are approximate ratios. Muffins are the perfect addition to school lunches and nutritious breakfasts. Below are a few ideas, but I also like to make savoury muffins where I decrease the amount of sugar and add cheese, herbs and veggies like grated carrot or zucchini. https://www.instagram.com/meaganrosewilson/

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.

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