Basic Sweet Muffins

Southern Living
1 dozen

Ingredients

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preparation

Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

Stir together egg, milk, and oil until blended. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Spoon batter into lightly greased muffin pans, filling two-thirds full.

Bake at 400° for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from pans immediately.

Apple Muffins: Add 3/4 cup peeled, chopped apple; 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon; and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg to dry ingredients, and proceed as directed.

Blueberry Muffins: Fold 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, unthawed, into batter, and proceed as directed.

Date-Nut Muffins: Fold 1/2 cup chopped dates and 1/2 cup chopped pecans into batter, and proceed as directed.

Created date

October 2003