Everyone should have a go-to muffin recipe, bonus points if that recipe is infinitely adaptable. Not only is this muffin recipe (linked below) super easy, it can hold 1 1/2 cups of whatever mix-ins you can dream up, letting you choose your own muffin adventure.
Photo by Mike McCune.
Bop on over to The Kitchn for the full story, but you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry. From there, it's simply a matter of mixing your dry ingredients, mixing your wet ingredients, and then mixing your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients. After that's all done, you're ready for mix-ins, and The Kitchn just happens to have some great suggestions:
- Cherry-Chocolate: Soak 3/4 cup dried cherries in warm water, drain, and fold with 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips into the finished batter.
- Coffee Cake Muffins: Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg to the dry ingredients. Top the muffins with the below streusel topping before baking.
- Funfetti Muffins: Add 1/2 teaspoon almond extract to the wet mixture. Fold in 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles into the batter.
Don't feel limited to sweet ingredients; a savoury cheesy, olive-studded muffin sounds pretty good, and I wouldn't be against a bacon muffin for breakfast.
How To Make Muffins: The Simplest, Easiest Method [The Kitchn]