A great basic muffin recipe with a variety of flavor 'mix-ins' to choose from.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup sour cream
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Choose One Mix-In:
1 chopped banana and 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup toasted almonds, 3/4 cup dried cranberries and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup chopped drained canned pineapple and 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped dried apricots and 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Grease 1/3-cup muffin pan.
- In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together melted butter with sour cream, egg, and vanilla. Stir butter mixture and a "Mix-In" into flour mixture until just combined (do not over mix).
- Divide batter among muffin cups and bake in middle of oven until golden or until wooden pick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.
Tip: The above mix-ins are a few examples. You can experiment with your own combinations as well.