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Easy Muffin Recipes

Basic muffin recipe made popular by Betty Crocker  in 1978.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 192
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 2 cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour, or a combination
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted butter


  • Position an oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat oven to 400F degrees.  Grease a standard 12-cup (2-1/2-inch) muffin pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk tougher the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and vegetable oil or butter.
  • Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined and moistened. (The batter should still be lumpy and thick, but quite moist. If the batter seems too dry add a little more milk.)
  • Distribute the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  • Bake until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let the muffins rest in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them out of the pan and onto a wire rack to cool.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *7
Nutrition Facts
Easy Muffin Recipes
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2.1g11%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 208mg9%
Carbohydrates 22.8g8%
Fiber 0.6g2%
Sugar 6.3g7%
Protein 3.2g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch