Basic Whole Wheat Muffin Recipe

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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 12 muffins (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
209 Calories
7g Fat
34g Carbs
5g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Try this basic recipe for whole wheat muffins, made with whole wheat flour. Though the recipe calls for two full cups of whole wheat flour, many prefer to make whole wheat baked goods with a mixture of half whole wheat and half white flour. 

You can use this basic recipe for whole wheat muffins and add in whatever you'd like, such as nuts, blueberries, or even chocolate chips. 

If you like these whole wheat muffins, you might also like these old-fashioned oatmeal muffins with blueberries, or, for a lower-fat, egg-free and dairy-free option, try one of these vegan muffin recipes.

(Whole wheat muffin recipe courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council.)


  • 1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

Steps to Make It

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Line the muffin tin using paper baking cups or use cooking spray to coat the bottom of the muffin tin.

  2. Using an electric mixer, cream together the margarine, granulated sugar, brown sugar and baking soda, scraping the bowl with a spatula.

  3. In a separate small bowl, using a fork, beat together the egg and vanilla; add to creamed mixture. Beat until light and fluffy.

  4. Add the milk and then gradually add the whole wheat flour and lightly stir the ingredients together just until combined. Don't overmix your muffin batter!

  5. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake 15 to 17 minutes or until browned and done.

Calories/Serving: 231

Nutrition: One muffin provides approximately: 231 calories; 5 g protein; 34 g carbohydrates; 9 g fat (1 g saturated); 19 mg cholesterol; 3 g fiber; 14 mcg folate; 1 mg iron; 120 mg sodium.