This recipe is the perfect base to start with & you can go with whatever flavour you like, sweet or savoury! (There's a savoury version at the bottom of this page!)
Makes 12 muffins, approx 15p each
Prep/cooking time 30 mins
140g caster sugar
250g self raising flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
85ml sunflower oil
2 large eggs, beaten
1tsp vanilla extract
Your choice of “chunk”
150g eg. chocolate chips, blueberries etc
Heat oven to 200C/180 Fan/Gas 6 & line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients & then mix together all the wet ingredients in a jug.
Pour the wet into the dry & mix until just combined, take care not to over mix or the muffins will be tough!
Fold in your choice of chunks!
Spoon the mixture into the cases about 2/3 full & bake for 15-18 minutes until golden, risen & firm.
Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes then place on a wire rack.
Will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
For a savoury version:
Use 1 tbsp sugar only & leave out the vanilla.
Replace the milk with 284ml buttermilk, or if you can't get any use ½ milk & ½ plain yoghurt.
Replace blueberries etc with 100 grated cheddar & 1 bunch finely chopped spring onions.
Delicious with soup!