Better Than Boxed Muffins

Basic Muffins (I do not remember where I got this recipe from but will give credit when I remember.) Blueberry muffins are the favorite here at our house.

I often double the recipe so we will have some muffins for snacks later in the day.

Better Than Boxed Muffins

Better Than Boxed Muffins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil or melted butter
  • 1-2 t. Vanilla, optional
  • 2-3 T. sour cream, optional


Mix ingredients together. Spoon into a greased Muffin Pan, 2/3 full. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes. Makes about 12-15 muffins.

Add these ingredients to a basic muffin mix or recipe to liven up your muffins:

Bacon or Ham – Reduce sugar to 2 Tbsp. and add 1/2 cup chopped bacon or ham
Blueberries – 1 cup, may also add a touch of vanilla
Cherries or cranberries – 2/3 cup of cherries or cranberries, mixed with 2 Tbsp. of sugar first
Dried fruit – 1/2 cup apricots, currants, peaches, figs, prunes, raisins or dates
Nuts – 1/3 cup chopped
Cheese – 1/2 cup grated cheese and 1/8 tsp. paprika
Cornmeal – 1 cup cornmeal and 1 cup flour
Whole wheat – 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup flour. This is especially good with crumbled bacon.

Chocolate chips:

1/2 – 1 c chips, 1 t vanilla

PB Chocolate chip:

1/2 c. chocolate chips, 1/2 c. peanut butter, 1 t vanilla

Cinnamon Roll Muffins:

1/4 c. Brown sugar, 2 T. Flour, 1/4 c. Melted butter, 1 T. Cinnamon – mix together and swirl on top of the batter before baking. Top with glaze, if desired. Glaze – 3/4 c. powdered sugar, 1-2 T. milk, 1/2 t. vanilla (optional)

Experiment with different flavors and ingredients to make your own favorite. I will continue to add variations as we come up with them as well.

kids learn to cook

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