Basic Muffins

Number of servings : Prep time: Cooking time: 30 minutes Type of meal : | Breads and muffins | Breads

Number of servings :

Prep time:

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Type of meal : | Breads and muffins | Breads and muffins

Special diet :

Ingredients

  Nonstick cooking spray
425 mL (1 3/4 cups) sifted all-purpose flour
45 mL (3 tbsp) sugar
12 mL (2 1/2 tsp) baking powder
30 mL (2 tbsp) unsalted margarine
175 mL (3/4 cup) skim milk
1 large egg

Directions

Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F). Using 1 large or 2 small muffin pans, lightly coat 12 6 cm (2-1/2 inch) cups with the cooking spray. (Note: You can omit the cooking spray and use paper cupcake liners instead) Combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl; set aside.

Melt the margarine in a small saucepan over moderate heat; pour it into a small bowl and whisk together with the milk and egg. Add to the flour mixture and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling them about half full.

Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Variations: Apple-Spice Muffins
To the dry ingredients, add 5 mL (1 tsp) each ground cinnamon and nutmeg and 1 mL (1/4 tsp) ground allspice. To the milk mixture, add 125 mL (1/2 cup) finely chopped peeled apple. Berry Muffins. To the milk mixture, add 125 mL (1/2 cup) each fresh or thawed frozen dry-pack raspberries and strawberries, halved or quartered.

Bran Muffins
Reduce the flour to 250 mL (1 cup) and add 175 mL (3/4 cup) bran.

Makes 12 muffins.

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Imported on 2011-01-20 16:41:26 — Original ID:296

Basic Muffins
Basic Muffins