Basic Muffins

Basic Muffins

This muffin recipe is so versatile, not to mention plain yummy. Try it on its own or use the recipe to make Nick Jr.'s Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins, Blueberry Cinnamon Muffins, and Apple Crumble Muffins.

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Basic Muffins
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: 20-25 min.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 8 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • 12-cup cupcake pan
  • 12 paper cupake liners


  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with paper liners.

  2. Step 2

    Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

  3. Step 3

    Beat the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat well, scraping down sides. Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture alternately with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour mixture and mix until just blended.

  4. Step 4

    Follow the recipe to make Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins, Blueberry Cinnamon Muffins, and Apple Crumble Muffins.

  5. Step 5

    Spoon the mixture into prepared muffin pans. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Invert and cool completely.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 222
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 39mg
  • Sodium: 334mg
  • Total Carbs: 32g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 12g
  • Protein: 4g
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