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Best-Ever Muffins

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


Start with this basic recipe and add one of several different ingredients for a variety of different muffins.

Basic muffin recipe:

•    2 cups all-purpose flour
•    3 teaspoons baking powder
•    1/2 teaspoon salt
•    3/4 cup white sugar
•    1 egg
•    1 cup milk
•    1/4 cup vegetable oil


•     Preheat oven to 400 F. Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Make a well in the center. In a small bowl or 2-cup measuring cup, beat egg with a fork. Stir in milk and oil. Pour all at once into the well in the flour mixture. Mix quickly and lightly with a fork until moistened, but do not beat. The batter will be lumpy.

Blueberry muffins: Add 1 cup fresh blueberries
Raisin muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped raisins
Date muffins: Add 1 cup finely chopped dates

Pour the batter into paper muffin pan cups and bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

Makes 12 servings.

Per 1 muffin(basic recipe) serving: about 181 calories, 6 grams (g) of fat, 30 g of carbohydrate,  19 mg of cholesterol, 1 g of fiber, and 235 mg of sodium

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