Now that you’ve mastered a basic muffin recipe, it’s time to play! Here are even more ideas for how to fancy-up your muffins with mix-ins and toppings.
Jammy muffins: When filling the muffin liners with batter, fill them halfway, then add 1 teaspoon of your favorite jam or preserves in the middle. Add the rest of the batter, making sure to cover the jam completely.
Lemon-poppy seed muffins: Add 1 tablespoon of finely grated lemon zest to the milk and egg mixture, and stir in 2 tablespoons poppy seeds when combining the wet and dry ingredients.
Whole-wheat muffins: Replace the 2 cups all-purpose flour with ¾ cup whole-wheat flour and 1 cup all-purpose flour.
Funfetti muffins: Fold ½ cup rainbow sprinkles into the batter in Step 5.
Pineapple coconut muffins: Add 1 cup drained, canned pineapple chunks to the wet ingredients and ½ cup coconut flakes to the dry ingredients before combining.
Corn muffins: Replace the 2 cups of all-purpose flour with ¾ cup yellow cornmeal and 1 cup all-purpose flour.