simple muffin recipe

Simple Muffin Recipe

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.


  1. All purpose flour (can be substituted with whole wheat flour)
  2. Corn flour
  3. Egg
  4. Baking powder
  5. Sugar
  6. Salt
  7. Flavoring
  8. Milk or plain yogurt
  9. Melted Butter
  10. 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.

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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.

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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. 🙂

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