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This is a basic muffin recipe that has never failed! It can easily be customised to include a range of different flavours, including blueberries, chocolate, or even cheese and herbs.


  • 1 cup self raising flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup milk

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • your choice of flavouring (orange juice and zest, banana and cinnamon, chocolate chips, blueberries etc)


  • 1.

    Whisk the egg and milk.

  • 2.

    Combine all other ingredients and fold together – but don’t over stir!

  • 3.

    Then add the ‘flavour’:

  • 4.

    *Add some cocoa for chocolate muffins, and a small amount of extra milk.

  • 5.

    *Add orange juice and zest

  • 6.

    *Add banana and a spice such a cinnamon

  • 7.

    *Add chocolate chips etc

  • 8.

    If the mixture is too dry, add a dash of extra milk, or if it is too runny, add extra flour.

  • 9.

    Spoon into paper cups in a muffin tray with greased edges.

  • 10.

    Bake at 180 degrees Celcius for 15-20 minutes.

  • 11.

    Take out and enjoy!


This makes 8 big muffins. Doubling the quantities makes 12 big muffins

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Posted by nurse1Report
Delicious and easy, made mine with apple and cinnamon which went down a treat.