As the title suggests, this recipe is foolproof! Each and every time I've attempted this recipe, the kids devour the muffins faster than I can say "wait for them to cool". Which, when you consider how fussy my son can be, is a rather great achievement!
This recipe should provide enough batter to make 12 muffins if using the larger muffin cases, or 18 small ones if you only have cupcake cases to hand, and costs around £1.20 for everything (working out between 7p and 10 each muffin, depending on the size).
Here's what you will need:
- 250g Plain Flour
- 100g caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 1 medium egg, beaten
- 200ml milk
- 80ml vegetable oil
- 100g pack of chocolate chips (or two bags of chocolate buttons, crushed)
- [Optional] a tablespoon of brown sugar
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius (gas mark 6)
- Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl
- Beat all of the wet ingredients together in a jug, then pour over the dry products in the bowl. Mix well until everything is combined.
- Divide your mixture between your muffin/bun cases, making sure each case is about 3/4 full.
- For extra special muffins, sprinkle a little brown sugar over each filled case (optional, leave out of you're worried about the sugar content!).
- Bake in your preheated oven for about 20 minutes, or until brown and risen. To be sure your muffins are cooked, stick a toothpick in one muffin and see if it comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack. Then try to hide the muffins or they may well disappear before you have time to try them yourself!
- Reducing the milk to 180ml and adding a chopped banana
- Using plain wholemeal flour instead of white
- Use brown sugar instead of white
- Try berries instead of chocolate chips
Hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
Image credit: wentongg, via Flickr Creative Commons.