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

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

4 4 4 4 4
Average Rating
1 comment • 1 rating
Please login to comment
Posted by nurse1Report
Delicious and easy, made mine with apple and cinnamon which went down a treat.