Easy Muffin Recipe

A no-fail easy muffin recipe! So quick, so easy, and they always just – work! What more do you need? 😉  Simple changes discussed below can turn these basic muffins into almost anything you like.

This recipe is probably the most tried and true recipe in our collection because I make these muffins ALL. THE. TIME. I used to make them for my kids, but now my kids make them for me! (Honestly – how great is that?!)
And you *know* that I love to give you options to personalise my recipes, so have a look at the end under the ‘options’ heading because I’ve got loads of suggestions for you. Not only are these muffins easy – they’re versatile, too.
If you’re looking for something else that your kids can learn to make fairly easily, they will enjoy this lemon drizzle cake by Mary Berry and a banana bread with self rising flour is so easy to make my kids can do it all the time.

Easy Muffin Recipe

This easy muffin recipe is perfect to bookmark and use as your basic muffic recipe. From here, you can add choc chips, blueberries, dates, banana – whatever you like!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 75 kcal


  • Oven
  • muffin pan


  • 1 cup all purpose flour (plain flour)
  • ½ cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • cup milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (or 180 degrees C).
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Lightly grease & flour a muffin pan (or line with parchment paper or use muffin liners).
  • Spoon muffin batter evenly into 12 muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Test for doneness with a skewer, toothpick, or knife. Return to the oven for a couple of minutes if needed.
  • Remove from the oven and turn out onto a wire rack to cool.


This muffin recipe is really basic, allowing you plenty of scope to add your own ‘personality’ to suit your family, friends, and occasion. See the ‘options’ heading (below) for some of my suggestions.
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SO many options with this recipe! This is an excellent basic muffin recipe, so you can use this to build a whole host of other recipes from here. Here are my suggestions for personalizing my recipe so that it suits you and your family:

  • Replace the chocolate chips with berries – raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, pieces of strawberry. (Just use a little less milk – about a tablespoon less – because of the moisture in the fruit.)
  • Substitute the banana for 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce.
  • Toss in a small handful of roughly chopped pecans or walnuts.
  • Switch out the chocolate chips for cut up dates.
  • Instead of mashed banana, try fork-mashing 1/4 cup mixed frozen berries – you’ll get a great swirl effect in the batter.
  • Sprinkle some granola mix on top of the muffins just 5 minutes before they’re finished.
  • For low-cal, use skim milk and replace the sugar with sweetener.

Until next time!
Love & easy muffins XX

4 thoughts on “Easy Muffin Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I saved this recipe years ago (from before your site changed) because the muffins turn out perfectly every single time. Thanks so much!


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