Vanilla Muffins

Muffins, similar to cupcakes, are designed to serve a single person. They are quick cakes which are denser and coarser in texture than a typical sponge – and are available in savory and sweet varieties. Muffins have dome-shaped, crusted, and cracked tops which are seldom frosted.

Today’s vanilla muffin recipe is a basic muffin which you can flavor with fruits, chocolate, coffee or even matcha. These delicious and not too sweet muffins are perfect for breakfast, tea time or coffee time.


• 250 grams of plain flour
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp vanilla essence
• 150 grams of fine sugar
• 3 large eggs
• 150 grams of milk
• 75 grams of oil
• 75 grams of melted butter


This recipe takes about 30 minutes to make. Serves 11 muffins.

Preheat oven to 200°C.
Put flour, salt, baking powder, vanilla essence, and sugar in a bowl.
Using a wire whisk, mix all ingredients together.
Crack open 3 eggs into a separate mixing bowl and beat well.
Pour milk, oil, and melted butter and beat well.
Make a well into the center of the flour mixture and gradually pour egg mixture into the well.
Whisk for about a minute or until you get a smooth batter.
Transfer batter to a liquid measuring cup.
Grease a muffin tray with melted butter.
Pour batter into each cup until its 3/4 full.
Bake in the oven at 200°C for about 18 to 20 minutes.
Take the muffins out from the oven and brush the top with apricot jelly.
Let the muffins cool completely before removing from the pan.

Ideas And Tips:

• You can add blueberries, strawberries, corn, cheese, chocolate chips, dried fruits, nuts or matcha powder to the batter.

• You may also top the muffins with bacon bits, candied fruits, chocolate or caramel drizzle.

Vanilla Muffins
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