Five Easy Muffins

Tasty Muffin Recipes You Can Bake for Any Occasion

Here are five delicious muffin recipes that you can whip up in about half an hour. Remember, for tender muffins, don't overmix the batter. Also, oven temperatures can vary greatly from one oven to the next. So take note of whether your oven tends to run hot or cool and adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Paper muffin liners are a great convenience in that they make it easier to clean your muffin pan, and they produce a nice tidy-looking muffin. But be careful when you spoon in the batter because the paper liners can flop over and make a bigger mess than if you didn't use them at all.

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    Plain Muffins

    Basic Muffin Recipe

    The Spruce

    This is the basic muffin recipe which can be prepared just as it is or easily modified by adding fruit, nuts, chocolate chips or whatever suits your taste. For a nice touch, you can make up a batch of this cinnamon streusel topping.

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    Blueberry Muffins

    Blueberry muffins
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    You can make these blueberry muffins with frozen blueberries — just rinse them off first and dry them with a paper towel. But fresh blueberries are the best. You can sprinkle these muffins with coarse-grained sugar, which makes them look nicer and also adds sweetness and some texture.

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    Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Chocolate chip muffin

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    If you love chocolate chip cookies, you'll love these chocolate chip muffins. Muffins are a natural medium for chocolate chips, and we use semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. But you can substitute milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips — even M&Ms.

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    Chocolate Chocolate Muffins

    Chocolate chocolate muffins
    Chocolate chocolate muffins.

    Danilo Alfaro

    Sometimes just chocolate chips isn't enough chocolate. These chocolate-chocolate muffins are made with chocolate chips AND cocoa powder. And as with the recipe above, we sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top of the muffins before baking them.

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    Sweet Corn Muffins

    Sweet corn muffins

    The Spruce


    You'll hear a lot of strong opinions about whether corn muffins should be sweet. In my view, both sweet and savory corn muffins are perfectly delicious. I happen to prefer the sweet kind, but if you don't, all you have to do is leave out the sugar.