It’s usually hard to differentiate between muffins and cupcakes. Muffins are tougher than cupcakes and are easier to make. A variety of fruits and nuts can be added to muffins to make them even more delicious while cupcakes are made with cake recipes- smooth and fluffy.
Now, I am no expert at baking. My first attempt at making muffins turned out like something from a horror movie. Despite having the recipe right in front of me, it just didn’t work.
The photo below was the first blueberry muffin i ever made and i was pleased with the outcome. 🙂
This doesn’t mean I don’t get it wrong sometimes. I have baked muffins without adding melted butter and also forgot to add baking powder once. The latter hurt me so bad.
I was hungry and was very excited about eating my muffins with Plain Greek Yogurt (my favourite ). I gave it my best and fantasied about settling down to eat my lovely muffins. Then 10 minutes into baking, I peeped into my oven to check how my babies were doing and I saw them flat and pale in the muffin pan.
But why??? 🙁 I did a mental check and discovered I didn’t add baking powder. 🙁
Part of learning how to bake means you must learn to forgive yourself when you make such blunder.
- All purpose flour (can be substituted with whole wheat flour)
- Corn flour
- Baking powder
- Milk or plain yogurt
- Melted Butter
- Fruits to garnish (optional)
This is my simple muffin recipe;
For my banana muffins, I mash my banana in a bowl.
I beat my eggs and brown sugar, add flavouring and a pinch of salt.
Add melted butter and plain yogurt.
In a separate bowl, I add all-purpose flour, corn flour and baking powder. You can substitute all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour.
I combine the wet and dry ingredients and fold in. You should be careful not to over-mix your batter.
Grease the pan and add the batter, then bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.
And there you have it…
Share your simple muffin recipe. 🙂