Create the perfect basic muffin recipe that you can use to prep homemade muffin mixes for your pantry or to gift. Then mix in additional ingredients to transform the muffin into a whole new flavor.
Easy Muffins Recipe
This muffin batter recipe is a basic simple muffin. But when you mix in all kinds of ingredients it transforms into all different kinds of flavor.
Consider it the foundation that you add your mix-in ingredients to finish and complete the muffin!
What to Add To Muffin Mix
Here are ideas as to what you can add to the muffin batter to help add or transform the flavor.
- Chocolate chips – white, milk, semi-sweet, peanut butter chips, etc
- Mixed berries
- Cinnamon and sugar streusel topping
You will find that you can make plain muffins or stir in your favorite mix-ins! Either way, these muffins are so delicious.
These are not all of the extra ingredients you could use, but just some suggestions to get you started.
You can literally mix in anything you want!
Gather these ingredients needed to make this Homemade Muffin Mix
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
To make muffins:
- Mix-ins, if desired, like frozen berries, chocolate chips, nuts, etc.
- Toppings, if desired, like coarse sugar, streusel crumble, etc.
Then scroll down for full Muffin Mix Measurements and instructions on creating this recipe – including a full recipe card that you can print for free that helps you shop and create easily in your kitchen!
How to Make a Basic Muffin Mix
To prepare the mix, combine the dry ingredients.
Cut in the shortening until the mixtures resembles sand.
Divide into 2 ½ portions and store in jars or zip top freezer bags.
How to Use a Basic Muffin Mix
To prepare the muffins, combine the egg and milk until well blended.
Add the muffin mix and any mix-ins just until evenly mixed.
Divide the muffin batter between muffin cups. Top if desired.
Bake the muffins in a preheated oven set to 425 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool for about 5 minutes in the muffin pan before removing the muffins to cool on a wire rack.
Yes, you can make classic regular muffins or reach for a jumbo muffin pan! If you do a jumbo muffin you will just need to add some additional cook time to your muffins.
Take a toothpick and stick into the center of the muffin and remove it. If your toothpick comes out clean from muffin batter your muffins are done. You will also see the top of the muffins begin to turn golden brown.
Always keep a close eye on muffins so you don’t overcook them. The muffins will dry out pretty fast if you overcook them.
Learn how to make a homemade streusel topping that you can use on top of your muffins. This is a very simple recipe that adds a nice sweetness and even a crunch factor to muffins or other baked goods!
If you are planning to freeze back some of your muffins, here is a very simple way to freeze muffins. Allow your cooked muffins to fully cool. Then transfer into a freezer container or freezer bag.
Place muffins in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw on the counter or in the fridge. Or toss frozen muffins right in the microwave and do a 15-second heat-up, until the muffins are fully warmed. It gives that fresh out of the oven warmth!
How to Store Muffin Mix
If you wanted to make muffin mix to have on hand or to make and gift to a loved one, it is so easy. Just follow the directions to make your dry muffin mix.
Then store in an airtight container or freezer bags.
Looking for more Homemade Mix Recipes, try these:
Basic Muffin Mix
- To prepare the mix, combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening until the mixtures resembles sand. Divide into 2 ½ portions and store in jars or zip top freezer bags.
- To prepare the muffins, combine the egg and milk until well blended. Add the muffin mix and any mix-ins just until evenly mixed.
- Divide the muffin batter between muffin cups. Top if desired.
- Bake the muffins in a preheated oven set to 425 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for about 5 minutes in the muffin pan before removing the muffins to cool on a wire rack.
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.