Making muffins can be enjoyed by anyone. Even if you've never attempted baking of any kind, making muffins would be the perfect place to begin your baking skills. Muffins can be made using many different ingredients. Whether making muffins with nuts, or raisins or using fruit or simple common flavors like chocolate or vanilla, making muffins is the fast and easy way for how to learn a simple baking technique while gaining a tasty outcome.
Whether using a ready-to-bake muffin mix or making muffins from scratch using an old family recipe, making muffins either way can prove a simple way to spend a few hours while enjoying a new found useful skill. All muffin making begins the same way, with the ingredients. Most muffin recipes include the same standard ingredients listed here, like:
- Milk or water
- Additions like nuts, fruit or chocolate
- Baking soda or baking powder
While the ingredients may be similar in most muffin baking recipes, the tools to make them can be different. Some muffins can have a filling which would require using a baking injection tool. With this baking injection tool, you can fill your baked muffins with custard, fruit filling or flavored pudding. This gives your baked muffins a special, personal touch.
Some muffins can be made using a muffin baking tin larger than standard size. While the usual muffin tin for baking holds twelve muffins, an oversized muffin baking tin will hold six or eight. These muffins are larger and their baking times will vary from the usual twelve count muffin tin.
Most muffins are preferred to be eaten for breakfast, so a lightly sweet flavor over a heavier taste is a common choice. Some preferred muffin flavors include:
- Oat Bran or Whole Wheat
- Apple Cinnamon
- Vanilla Bean
Common baking instructions apply for most of the above flavors and sizes of muffins. Follow these mixing and baking directions:
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Spray oil on muffin tin
- Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl
- Mix wet ingredients in a smaller bowl
- Blend the two together slowly using a spoon or electric mixer on the lowest setting
- When fully blended, add in fruit, nuts or flavoring
- Fill muffin tin cups half way each
- Bake muffins for 30 minutes, checking for doneness after 20
- Remove from oven and allow muffins to cool
After you have made your muffins, you can add toppings like powdered sugar or icing. Or use the baking injection tool to add fruit fillings. Homemade muffins make a wonderful, fast and filling addition to a hearty breakfast eaten at home or on the go.