Basic muffins with variations


Basic Muffin Recipes


  • 2 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/3 cup Oil

Additional Ingredients

    Banana Walnut

    • 1 cup Banana mashed
    • 1/2 cup Walnuts crumbled


    • 1 cup Frozen or Fresh Blueberries

    Apple Cinnamon

    • 1 cup Tinned Pie Apples
    • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
    • 1 tsp Vanilla

    Orange and Poppy seed

    • 1 Orange whizzed in food processor
    • 1 tbsp Poppyseeds

    Raspberry and Almond

    • 1 cup Frozen or Fresh Raspberries
    • 1/2 cup Flaked Almonds

    Chocolate Chip

    • 1 cup Chocolate Chips

    Chocolate Choc Chip

    • 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder
    • 1 cup Chocolate Chips

    Pineapple and Coconut

    • 1 cup Crushed Pineapple
    • 1/2 cup Coconut Flakes


    • Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12 cup muffin tray and set aside.
    • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt and mix.
    • In a jug, combine the egg, milk and oil.
    • Add the additional ingredients into the bowl and fold in the wet ingredients using a spatula until all ingredients are just wet.
    • Using a 1/3 cup measure, fill each muffin cup and smooth the top.
    • Bake for 22-25 minutes. Leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.


    • This quantity will make 24 mini-muffins.
    • Take care not to overwork the batter. You want all the ingredients just wet. If you mix it too much your muffins will become very heavy.
    • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

    Everyone loves a good muffin! Have a try at these different variations and find the family fav!

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