Delightful Homemade Muffins

This is my go-to recipe to quickly get some breakfast or tea-time snack on the table on a busy day. Yields approximately 12 golden-brown muffins.
Alt text: A plate of freshly baked muffins with a swirled mix of colors, including shades of red and green, suggesting a possible berry or fruit flavor. They are presented in paper baking cups and sit on a decorative plate with a visible blue pattern.


yield: 12
    125 gsoft butter4.4 oz
    125 gsugar4.4 oz
    1 packetvanilla sugar
    2 pieceseggs
    200 mlmilk6.8 fl oz
    200 gflour7.1 oz
    1/2 packetbaking powder


  1. Step 1.

    Start by preheating your oven to 200 °C (392 °F). This ensures that your muffins will bake evenly and rise perfectly.

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  2. Step 2.

    Line a 12-cup muffin tray with paper liners or lightly grease each cup to prevent the muffins from sticking.

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  3. Step 3.

    In a large mixing bowl, cream together the soft butter, sugar, and vanilla sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated before adding the next. Gradually mix in the milk.

    used ingredients: soft butter, sugar, vanilla sugar, eggs, milk

  4. Step 4.

    In a separate bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. This step helps to avoid any lumps and ensures that the baking powder is evenly distributed throughout the flour.

    used ingredients: flour, baking powder

  5. Step 5.

    Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix to keep the muffins light and airy.

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  6. Step 6.

    Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. This allows space for the muffins to rise without spilling over.

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  7. Step 7.

    Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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  8. Step 8.

    Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool in the tray for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This prevents the muffins from becoming soggy.

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  9. Step 9.

    Enjoy your freshly baked muffins as a delightful breakfast treat, a sweet snack, or as a thoughtful homemade gift for friends and family. The simplicity of this recipe offers a canvas for creativity; feel free to add your favorite fruits, nuts, or chocolate chips to make each batch uniquely yours. Happy baking!

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