Muffin Kitchen: The Rules and Making of Muffins
Who doesn’t love a quality muffin? The mouthful, wholesome taste, flavor, and fluffiness are just some of the reasons people love this tasty treat – and you can be sure that it won’t wane any time soon. Whether you’re munching on a homemade muffin or getting one from your local bakery, this delicious treat remains a favorite.
If you have not come to terms with making your muffins at home, now may be the time you give it a try. It shouldn’t consume much of your time if you’ve got a quality muffin mix within reach. Having this (mix) is a big time-saver as you can bake your muffins in about 30 – 45 minutes – depending on the quantity you intend to make. You can consider getting some done for this weekend and have a few stored in the refrigerator for the week ahead.
But, before you go into the kitchen to make your muffins, you should think about a few things that will assist you in creating cups of muffins that are visually appealing and satisfying to your taste buds. While mixing the batter, keep in mind that it’s OK to leave some lumps in the mix. This will impart a distinct puffiness to the muffin, giving it an excellent shape and texture when finished. Prepare the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls, then combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients.
Now, To Work
It’s now time you go into the kitchen to make some delicious muffins for yourself – and maybe some friends. The ingredients you will need include:
- Muffin mix
- Cooking/vegetable oil
- Mix-in (cheese, banana, berries, etc.)
- Muffin tray + paper liners
- Mixing Bowl
- Measuring Cup
Do note that the amount of each ingredient required will vary based on the servings or cups of muffins you intend to make.
For the best results, follow the Lehi Mills muffin mix bag or box instructions.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 3750F.
Step 2: While the oven is preheating, line the muffin tray with the paper liners or grease the muffin pan with butter or cooking spray.
Step 3: Mix 2 ½ cups of muffin mix with ¾ cup of water, ¼ cup of vegetable oil, and two eggs.
Step 4: Spoon the batter into the muffin pan and bake at 3750F for 18-22 minutes. You should use a toothpick to check if the muffin is fully baked before bringing the tray out of the oven.
Step 5: Remove from the oven carefully and let cool for 5 minutes.
Step 6: ENJOY!
We’ve covered the fundamentals of muffin making in this post. We’ve provided some pointers and tricks and ingredients to consider for a successful outcome. It’s now up to you to put these suggestions into action! Bake some delicious homemade muffins and enjoy them. Do you have any favorite recipes or cooking tips that we didn’t cover? Let us know in the comments; we love trying new recipes.