Master Muffin Mix.

Use my kitchen tested bakery-style muffin batter to create all your favorite muffin recipes! 1 muffin mix, endless options.

My Master Muffin Batter - 1 homemade muffin mix, endless options to create bakery-style muffins at home!

I have a real treat for you today. Several recipes in 1!

Many of you have been asking me for 1 simple muffin recipe. An easy, straightforward muffin batter to which you can add anything. Blueberries, banana, streusel, glaze, cinnamon, chocolate chip, the works. spent some time in the kitchen the past week playing around with my own “master muffin batter” and you’re going to love the results. 

I’ve been using the same muffin batter to make blueberry, chocolate chip, and raspberry chocolate chip muffins for the past year. I even used this same muffin batter to make Blueberry Streusel Muffins in my cookbook.

Using that same master batter, making only a couple changes that I will explain in this post, I made Very Berry Muffins and Banana Nut Muffins over this weekend.

Very Berry Muffins that are bursting with juicy berries-- berries in every bite!

pictured: Very Berry Muffins, recipe below

My master muffin batter is a standard muffin recipe, thrown together in minutes, and requires no mixer. You’ll need: flour (very careful not to overmeasure in this recipe!), baking powder, salt, cinnamon, eggs, sugar, buttermilk, oil, & vanilla extract. The base recipe is practically flavorless. You can’t create a stand-out muffin without adding a few extras! Continue reading for ideas and baking method.

I use this ultra-thick batter to make muffins in a jumbo muffin pan. However, this muffin batter may be used in a standard 12-count muffin pan or even a 24-count mini muffin pan. See the notes in the recipe below about baking time adjustments.

Let’s discuss the ingredients further.

Jumbo Sparkling Blueberry Muffins! Love this recipe!

pictured: Jumbo Blueberry Muffins

About the Dry Ingredients

There’s a lot of flour and baking powder used. But it’s a large recipe! I use plenty of leavener to make the muffins rise nice and tall, keeping in mind that too much leavener will leave a chemical/bitter taste. 4 teaspoons of baking powder is the magic amount to give these muffins their overflowing tops and they are anything but bitter.

I do not know how to adequately make this master muffin mix gluten free.

I love adding cinnamon to the muffin batter. If cinnamon is not your thing, you may leave it out but keep in mind – you’ll lose flavor. My Banana Nut Muffins use more cinnamon than the others, and my chocolate chip version uses a little nutmeg. Gives them a little something extra! Feel free to add a pinch of nutmeg to the other recipes as well.

Very Berry Muffins - Batter

Very Berry Muffins - Batter

Don’t Skip the Oil

I use oil as the fat in my master muffin batter. As far as baked goods go, fat is a good thing! Oil is what will give your muffins their tender, melt-in-your-mouth centers. Butter is a fat typically used in muffin recipes, but I use oil in this master batter because it leaves the muffins much more moist. Since there are so many flavors in each bite (banana, berry, chocolate – depending on which variety you make), you won’t really miss the taste of butter.

For my banana nut version, I added mashed bananas. Because of this added wet ingredient, I left out a bit of oil. Still keeping the same tender, moist texture but giving the muffins their signature banana flavor. The rest of my master muffin mix varieties use 1/2 cup of oil. Feel free to use melted coconut oil or vegetable oil instead of the canola oil called for. One thing to note: I do not suggest using a lower fat option. See all of my healthier muffin options instead.

The Purpose of Eggs

Moisture, richness, tenderness, binding the batter, texture. They have heavy lifting power in this recipe; don’t leave them out! Use standard large, room temperature eggs.

Why room temperature? Room temperature eggs incorporate evenly into your batter – guaranteeing a uniform structure among every corner of every muffin.

Banana Nut Muffins - Recipe

pictured: Banana Nut Muffins, recipe below

Playing Around with the Sugar

My master muffin batter requires 1 cup of sugar. Depending on the add-ins I’m using, I change up the sugar. When making my Banana Nut Muffins, I used mostly all brown sugar. Brown sugar + bananas = good. I also sprinkle the tops with extra brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans, and thinly sliced bananas. You’ll love it.

When making my Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Muffins, I use all granulated sugar. No reason in particular, it’s just how I first developed the recipe. I have since made them with 1/2 cup brown and 1/2 cup granulated. The little molasses undertone works so well with the chocolate and nutmeg. Try it!

For all of my master muffin batter recipes, as long as you use 1 cup of sugar total – you may play around with the quantity of brown sugar vs granulated sugar. I do not suggest using unrefined, fake, or liquid sweeteners. See all of my lower sugar muffin options instead.

Banana Nut Muffins - Recipe

Playing Around with the Milk

My master muffin batter requires 1 cup of milk. When I first developed the recipe last year, I used 1% milk. However, I’ve started using buttermilk instead these days. The resulting muffin is so moist! When I use buttermilk in recipes, I find a noticeable difference in texture than when I use other milks. For example, when I make quick bread, I find the crumb is more tender and moist than the same recipe using regular milk. And the loaf even slices better – it’s not crumbly at all.

The same goes for my master muffin batter. I prefer it with buttermilk!

Two Additional Muffin Tips

  1. Something helpful to remember when making my muffins: mix the wet ingredients as much as you like, mix the dry ingredients as much as you like but when you combine the two together, only mix until they combine. If you overmix the wet with the dry, your muffins will be heavy, tough, and dense. Remember: when it comes to mixing muffin batter together, a little goes a long way.
  2. The trick to baking the muffins so tall? It’s something I do with most of my muffin recipes. Here’s my secret: Fill your muffin pans all the way to the top. This trick only works if you set the initial oven temperature high, then lower it as the muffins bake. Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 425F degrees, then at 375F degrees for the remaining time. Setting the oven to a “high temperature burst” lifts the muffin top up quickly and creates a tall crust.  That is why you fill the muffin pans to the top with the batter prior to baking.

Here are two new muffin recipes for you using my master muffin mix. And below these recipes is the general master muffin mix recipe as well as ideas for more varieties!

Jumbo Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

pictured: Bakery-Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Nut Muffins and Very Berry Muffins

Yield: 6-7 jumbo, 15 standard, 30 mini

Print Recipe

1 muffin mix, endless options. See below for a few more ideas!


Banana Nut Muffins

  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour (very careful not to overmeasure)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) packed light brown sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk, at room temperature1
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) canola oil2
  • 3/4 cup mashed banana (2 small, very ripe bananas)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (140g) chopped walnuts or pecans, divided
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced banana for topping

Very Berry Muffins

  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour (very careful not to overmeasure)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (240ml) milk, at room temperature1
  • ½ cup (120ml) canola oil2
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (340g) mixed berries, fresh or frozen (do not thaw)
  • coarse sugar for sprinkling on top


For the Banana Nut Muffins:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Spray jumbo muffin pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss together flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Mix until all dry ingredients are combined - a 20 second toss to disburse everything together. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and granulated sugar until combined. Whisk in milk, oil, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract. Mixture will be pale and yellow. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix everything together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Avoid over-mixing, which will produce tough, dense muffins. Gently mix until all the flour is off the bottom of the bowl and no big pockets of flour remain. The batter will be extremely thick and somewhat lumpy. Fold in 3/4 cup chopped nuts.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins, filling all the way to the top. Mix together remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 cup chopped nuts. Sprinkle evenly over the tops of the muffin batter. Finish with a couple thin slices of banana, as shown in the photo above. These streusel toppings add SO much flavor to the muffins!
  4. Bake muffins at 425F degrees for 5 minutes. Keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce oven temperature to 375F and continue to bake for 25-26 minutes until tops are lightly golden. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Muffins taste best fresh the same day. Store muffins at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Muffins freeze well, up to 3 months.

For the Very Berry Muffins: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Spray jumbo muffin pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until all dry ingredients are combined - a 20 second toss to disburse everything together. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until combined. Whisk in milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Mixture will be pale and yellow. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix everything together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Avoid over-mixing, which will produce tough, dense muffins. Gently mix until all the flour is off the bottom of the bowl and no big pockets of flour remain. The batter will be extremely thick and somewhat lumpy. Very gently to avoid them from leaking their color, fold in 1 and 3/4 cups mixed berries.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins, filling all the way to the top. Using 1/4 cup of the berries you have leftover, press a few into the tops of each muffin. See photo of what my muffins looked like before going into the oven above. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  4. Bake muffins at 425F degrees for 5 minutes. Keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce oven temperature to 375F and continue to bake for 25-26 minutes until tops are lightly golden. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Muffins taste best fresh the same day. Store muffins at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Muffins freeze well, up to 3 months.

Additional Notes:

For 15-16 standard size muffins, reduce baking time to 18-19 total minutes: 5 initial minutes at the 425F and 13-14 minutes at 375F. For 30 mini muffins, bake for 11-12 minutes at 375F the entire time.

  1. I prefer buttermilk as the milk of choice for the moistest texture. Regular milk, dairy or non, would be OK. But keep in mind that the moistest texture comes from buttermilk.
  2. Vegetable oil or melted coconut oil can be used intend of canola oil.

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Master Muffin Mix Recipe

  • 3 cups (375g) all-purpose flour (very careful not to overmeasure)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) light brown sugar
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (120ml) canola or vegetable oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Additional muffin recipes using this master mix:
Even More Muffin Ideas

(Always stick to 1.5 – 2 cups total add-ins.)

  • Master batter + 1.5 cups diced peaches + vanilla glaze drizzled on top
  • Master batter + 1 cup diced strawberries + 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • Master batter + 1.5 cups chocolate chips + chocolate peanut butter drizzle on top
  • Master batter + 1.5 cups any berry of choice + sweet lemon glaze on top
  • Master batter + 1.5 cups butterscotch morsels + homemade butterscotch drizzled on top
  • Master batter + zest of 1 orange + 1.5 cups fresh or frozen chopped pineapple
  • Master batter + extra 1 teaspoon cinnamon + 2 cups diced, peeled apple + caramel drizzle on top
Click through for 4 muffin recipes in 1 easy homemade muffin mix!

284 Responses to “Master Muffin Mix.”

  1. #
    Jennyposted January 2, 2015 at 12:28 am

    *sorry. I pressed comment too soon! I made these banana muffins tonight but left out nuts.. i added chocolate chunks in. And pushed some on top before baking also (banana slices and choc chunks) i accidentally added too much sugar cuz i got the recipes mixed up .. oops.. but they turned out beautiful!


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    Amy Myersposted January 6, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I made the banana muffins today. I thought they lacked banana flavor and were not sweet enough.


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    BMposted January 7, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Have you doubled or tripled this recipe? Looks great!


    • Sallyreplied on January 8th, 2015 at 9:12 am

      I actually don’t suggest doing either– I usually make two (or 3) separate batches because it lessens the likelihood of overmixing the batter (resulting in extremely dense muffins).


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    Mama Pepposted January 19, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    My son is a freshman in college and asked me to send muffins. I normally would buy some of the prepackaged ones, but I had a big bag of chocolate chips so I searched for a chocolate chip muffin recipe.
    I started with them, tried a warm one, and they were so good, I decided to keep going! So, I made some very berry muffins for my hubby and a batch of banana nut. I got 12 muffins from every batch. This recipe is awesome! I look forward to experimenting to see what I can come up with!
    I have some chocolate chip and banana in the freezer – hoping they will survive the journey from PA to VA b/c my son and his friends will love these!


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    Celineposted January 21, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Hy Sally ! Great recipe that I think I will try with different stuffing… I have one problem though… 4 teaspoons of baking powder is a lot to me. I’m in France and we only have this kind of baking powder ( and it’s recommanded to use one pack (11gr) for 500gr of flour (17 oz).
    But I wanted to follow your recipe so I did put 3 teaspoons of bakind powder (and 1 teaspoon of baking soda). The muffins were fluffy, moist enough but I found them a bit bitter. Are you sure we can’t reduce the quantity of baking powder ? or is it the kind of powder I use which is not the right one?
    Thank you for your help.
    PS : I love your blog :)


    • Sallyreplied on January 22nd, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      I wonder is this brand baking powder is stronger than brands in the US. I have no clue, really! I suggest lowering the amount. The muffins should not have a bitter aftertaste at all, which yes is due to excess leavening. How about trying 3 teaspoons.


      • Celinereplied on August 20th, 2015 at 3:14 am

        Hi Sally!
        Sorry for my late reply. I tried again and they were just perfect. I think i might have measured wrong last time (Like I may have put tablespoons instead of teaspoons… The kind of things I can do).
        I also found real baking powder, which is clearly less bitter thAn the French one. But I know the problem wasnt there…

        Anyway, this master mix became MY favorite. Thank you very very much. So far, all your recipes I have tried are awesome. I owe a small coffee House in Paris and when I’m out of ideas I think “what would Sally do…” And I alwas find something delicious

        Thank you for all. 
        Kind regards

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    Grandma Dposted January 21, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    this by far the BEST muffin I have ever made! I made The Very Berry recipe and I am ready to try many others!!!!


  7. #
    Susanposted January 29, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    OMG OMG I really started to bake and BOY WAS I LUCKY I FOUND YOUR blog, when my husband passed away 2 years ago to give me something to do. Keep me a little busier. I must say I really have to start to exercise before I start putting weight on. Putting it bluntly, YOUR STUFF IS INCREDIBLE.

    Sally the Banana Nut Muffins are in the oven. I tasted the batter a few times and knew I was on to something. Now my apartment smells REALLY GREAT. LIKE BANANA HEAVEN!!!!

    P.S. How about a recipe for huge cornbread muffins?


  8. #
    Gladysposted February 8, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Just finished baking the Very Berry Muffins mins ago…absolutely BEST muffins I have ever baked. So simple to make & taste bakery quality. Have a batch of chocolate chip muffins in the oven now, can’t wait! Family is still asleep, what a wonderful Sunday surprise to wake up to. Thank you so much!!


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    Laura Pokasposted February 10, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I love all the detailed explanations as to why you use and do what you do with this recipe. I can’t wait to use it to create! I would like to create a “dry mix” that can be done ahead then all I need to do is add the oil, egg and vanilla. Can you suggest how to change the buttermilk over to powder buttermilk (and how much water to add to the mix then)? Thank you in advance for your for your time and consideration.


    • Sallyreplied on February 10th, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Sorry Laura– I’m unsure! That would require some testing and I’m not comfortable making recommendations to you without trying it myself. Let me know if you test things out.


      • Laura Pokasreplied on February 10th, 2015 at 6:12 pm

        Thank you for the quick reply, Sally. I understand. I am testing an apple cinnamon muffin today, adding 3 Tbl buttermilk powder to the dry mix then 3/4 cup of cold water to reconstitute it to the wet ingredients. In the oven now… time will tell :)

    • Cherylreplied on July 10th, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      There is a powdered buttermilk, they sell it at Wal-mart in the baking aisle. You just add water to it and carry on with your recipe.  I use it a lot when I bake.


  10. #
    Valerieposted February 15, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Delicious! Our favourite is apple, that I add homemade cinnamon chips to. They get eaten very quickly!


  11. #
    Kayeposted February 15, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    How do you feel about freezing these muffins?


  12. #
    Dianaposted February 24, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    I made the mixed berry cuz I was craving something sweet but not too sweet, and I had some frozen berries just lying around. They came out soo good and we’re so easy to make!!! Instead of using canola oil, I used melted coconut oil and also used the brown sugar, cinnamon an almond topping. The sweetness of the topping complimented the tart berries perfectly. Thanks for this recipe. It’s the second one of your’s I’ve tried and love it!!


  13. #
    Catposted February 26, 2015 at 8:47 am

    How long to you recommend baking the Mixed Berry muffins if I’m using mini muffin tins? And do you recommend baking at 425 for the 1st 5 minutes still? Can’t wait to try these. And the peach ones!


    • Sallyreplied on February 26th, 2015 at 9:28 am

      For 30 mini muffins, bake for 11-12 minutes at 375F the entire time.


  14. #
    mona kennedyposted March 1, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I just made these an eating one still warm from the oven. They are the greatest banana muffins I have ever made!! Love the idea about the high temperature for the first 5 minutes. These were big. Moist and delicious. I thought 2 bananas would not be enough but it was plenty and the banana flavor came through just perfect!! Love love love them!!


  15. #
    cathy hposted March 2, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Do you have a recipe using the master mix for a cinnamon swirl muffin? I came across your site looking for one. I need it today!


  16. #
    Lisa Bposted March 16, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    This is an excellent recipe!! I just made it for the first time with my middle school class and it worked out really well! I usually have them select from my three standard recipes (pumpkin, blueberry, and banana), but now they can be creative and start with the same base to develop endless options. Some groups even made 3 different types in one pan. I gave them a wide variety of add-ins and no matter what they added, the muffins came out well. The favorite was an “apple pie muffin” where they sautéed the apples first and added a crumbled topping. They were so excited to taste their creations and this recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you!


  17. #
    sposted March 16, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    if you use buttermilk, do you need to add baking soda because of the acid?


    • Sallyreplied on March 17th, 2015 at 9:31 am

      No. It’s used purely for flavor and texture.


  18. #
    Susanposted March 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    You’re always knocking yourself out, almost trying to top yourself. It’s quite
    clear you love what you’re doing.
    How about a recipe for bakery size corn muffins


  19. #
    rehamposted March 17, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Hi Sally ,i ve just tried the banana nuts muffin recipe i liked its taste but they only got a very light golden colour after i left them in the oven for about 28 minutes and the base of the muffins were dry and of brown colour 😉 what’s wrong here??


  20. #
    Leighposted March 26, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Hi! I am making muffins for a fundraiser this weekend so will be trying the chocolate chip and blueberry muffins! Do you happen to have one for lemon popppyseed??? Also how many muffins does each batch make?


  21. #
    Lindsayposted April 1, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Sally I make a batch of your muffins every week. My whole family and every one we have given them to says they are the most amazing muffins they have ever had! I change what mixin’s I add weekly. My husband said when he was littler he used to eat oat bran muffins that he just loved. I was wondering if there is anyway I could make oat bran muffins out of the master muffin mix. I wasn’t sure if they would turn out ok. What do you think? Do you know how I could make those out of this master muffin mix? Thank you so much! =) I make your recipes all the time you are truly have the best food blogger out there!!!


    • Sallyreplied on April 1st, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Thanks Lindsay! So happy that my recipes, especially this master muffin recipe, has made its way into your kitchen! Unfortunately, I don’t know how to turn this into an oat bran muffin without doing some testing–sorry! Let me know if you test anything.


  22. #
    Kathy ouelletteposted April 3, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    If you use buttermilk instead, would you have to add some baking soda?


    • Kathy ouellettereplied on April 3rd, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Sorry, I just noticed that you already answered this question. Thanks for the great recipes.


  23. #
    Rachelposted April 22, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Just pulled these muffins out of the oven and they smell amazing. Can’t wait till they cool!


  24. #
    JAMIEposted April 24, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Just pulled them out the oven!!!!! My my house smells amazing! Sorry there’s no one home to appreciate the awesomeness of BANANA NUT MUFFIN wafting thru the air. They are beautiful. Golden, slight crunch on the top and moist inside. More dense then a cupcake but lighter than a bread. Perfect! Trying to resist eating more than one right now. Ooops too late. Well the first one doesn’t count because it’s a tester. LOL!
    Thanks for this base mix.I bake a lot, A LOT. So much better than my old one. Love all the detailed info also. Except I do sub coconut oil. Can’t wait to try many more flavors!!!!!! Thanks again.
    Any recommendations for using cream cheese?


  25. #
    Claudiaposted May 1, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you for posting the recipe in metric measurements, coming from Europe all these cups and ounces drive me crazy.


  26. #
    Lizposted May 4, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    Hey there! I’ve been admiring your muffin recipes from afar (And making them!) for a while now, and now I have a question!

    I recently found a muffin recipe using ricotta cheese and blackberries (a combination I live for!) but I’ve been burned too many times by poorly developed muffin recipes. It looks like they use the ricotta in place of milk….do you think that would work with your master mix recipe? Thanks!

    Here’s the link for reference:


    • Sallyreplied on May 5th, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      I can’t say for sure without testing it. At first thought, the use of ricotta instead of milk is likely to result in a very dense muffin. How about half ricotta half milk?


  27. #
    jenniferposted May 6, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    is the cinnamon in the dry mix necessary? can you substitute it out for something else or can you leave it out altogether?


    • Sallyreplied on May 6th, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      It’s not required– you can leave it out. I just like using it for a little flavor.


  28. #
    Beth the hopeful bakerposted May 8, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Hey Sally, this recipe really does look like the master muffin recipe! But, i have one question. Instead of oil, could you use unsweetened applesauce? I have used it a a substitute for oil in other recipes and works great…but better safe than sorry :). Thanks!


  29. #
    Kaylaposted May 9, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Does mixing by hand mean mixing with a whisk or rubber spatula?
    And is the whisk better for mixing or the rubber spatula?


    • Sallyreplied on May 9th, 2015 at 10:08 am

      Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon


  30. #
    mehruposted May 10, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Sally, you are a GODDESS. I’ve been following your blog for a while now and i make almost all of the sweet stuff you post and i have to say I am never disappointed. i made these for mothers day and they turned out amazing!! lots of love from Pakistan xx


  31. #
    Laurenposted May 14, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Thank you!!!!!!! These are delicious and already a hit. I feel SO proud of the results! I followed absolutely everything, except I added 2 teaspoons of rose water :) You recipe is simply awesome.


  32. #
    Laurenposted May 14, 2015 at 3:41 am

    your* (had to) 😉


  33. #
    Alainaposted May 14, 2015 at 6:17 am

    I have made these muffins several times as mixed berry, chocolate chip, and the raspberry Chocolate version.  They all turned out so amazing and this is now my go-to muffin recipe! Thanks so much!


  34. #
    Eposted May 14, 2015 at 9:57 am

    How does the batter freeze? I use this recipe for my new cafe (Thank you, I love them).
    The baking schedule has become overloaded and I would love to be able to make a huge batch and freeze some of the batter to cut down on baking time.

    If you (or anyone) has frozen the batter before can you give me tips on the best way to store the batter and how to cook it after being in the freezer ( defrost to room temp?, any changes in cooking time, or texture).

    Thanks so much!


  35. #
    Natiposted May 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Can I replace oil with butter and have the same taste and texture outcome?


  36. #
    ayeshaposted May 23, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Hi Sally, can we add mango to this batter in the form of either chunks or puree? We just bought a ton of mangoes on sale. I just can’t find any good mango muffins/ cupcakes recipes out there! Thanks! 


    • ayeshareplied on May 23rd, 2015 at 8:04 pm

      Also, in the Banana Nut Muffin mix, can I replace the mashed banana with mango puree? Thanks!


    • Sallyreplied on May 24th, 2015 at 10:48 am

      I actually have a mango muffin recipe in my cookbook if you have a copy, Ayesha. It’s called Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook and you can get it on Amazon. And yes, you could use mango chunks as the fruit in this recipe.


      • Ayeshareplied on May 24th, 2015 at 12:08 pm

        Thanks Sally! 

  37. #
    Danielleposted May 30, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Hi Sally,
    I really prefer to use butter in my recipes rather than oil…..could I substitute 1/2 cup melted butter for the oil component? I can’t wait to try this recipe! Many thanks xx


  38. #
    Brittanneposted May 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    These were delicious. The streusel on top sure made a nice crunch. I did need three bananas though.


  39. #
    Theresa @ Two Much Funposted June 7, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    We made your banana muffins.  They are absolutely delicious.  I’m feeding two muffin-loving five year olds who love to make crumbs, so… we left off your crumb topping and added some fresh blueberries to the batter instead.  They loved these!
    We used a combination of half all-purpose and half whole wheat pastry flour, they turned out light and fluffy.  Thank you for helping me feed my family yummy goodies.


  40. #
    Nicposted June 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Can I used frozen berries instead of fresh berries? Thank you.


    • Sallyreplied on June 14th, 2015 at 9:14 pm



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    KSposted June 19, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this muffin mix…  I never used to bake much before but I make these all the time now!  Tried peach and pumpkin seeds, mixed berry – and the latest was banana with raspberry jam in the middle and granola sprinkled on top.
    I use coconut oil and buttermilk usually, and try to substitute half a cup of flour of a different grain (like amaranth, quinoa or millet) to make it healthier.
    Instead of cinammon, I use a combination of cardamom, cloves and cinammon – very aromatic and delicious!

    Thanks again for sharing  and inspiring…


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    kate13horselvr@gmail.composted June 28, 2015 at 10:21 am

    These are by far the best muffins I have ever made!!! I made the banana, but only put walnuts on top, not in the mix. I can’t wait to make the mini chocolate chip muffins!!


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    Jenny hughesposted June 30, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Would it work to add grated carrot and chopped pineapple to turn them into carrot muffins? 


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    Annieposted July 3, 2015 at 10:34 am

    when my 7 year old son who has never made muffins announced he wanted to make 3 berry muffins, I went on a search and found your recipe.  Your directions and notes are always so good I knew this would be great, so I talked him into 4 berries and we set about with me giving directions on how to stir flour “because if you pack it down it will come out heavy and tasteless like old tires” and him giggling like crazy…  I thought that would be our perfect moment of the day, but the best part came when he finished and took a big bite of this gorgeous muffin and his eyes got wide and he swallowed and said “Mom, I feel so proud.”  Thank you, Sally, for making his first muffin baking experience so delightful.


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    Claudiaposted July 5, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    Have you ever made the batter and kept it in the fridge and then just scooped out batter to only make a few muffins at a time every morning?


    • Sallyreplied on July 6th, 2015 at 8:03 am

      Claudia, because of the baking powder in the batter (which activates as soon as it is mixed with the wet ingredients), the batter must be baked right away. As an alternative, you can mix the dry ingredients together and the wet ingredients together, cover both tightly, mix and bake the muffins the next morning if you’d like. Or bake them and freeze them.


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    Nancy Hposted July 6, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Just made a batch of the Banana Nut muffins and oh my god they are amazing!! Thank you so much for the really good recipe. Definitely will be trying different versions of this master recipe.


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    Jenniferposted July 18, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Sally – LOVE the berry muffin recipe!! Nothing better than fresh summer berries in a muffin w a cup of tea on a weekend morning.  (Who am I kidding? Any morning!).   I have chickens and use fresh eggs w all your recipes and they turn out delicious!   Thanks again for another amazingly yummy treat!!!!


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    Dianeposted July 20, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I made the banana muffins for the office today,minus the nuts. They were great, plenty sweet enough, I used butttermilk instead of milk and always use bananas that have gone black (I freeze them ) Gone in 60 seconds………well nearly.
    Great recipe, thank you


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    Rachel Pageposted July 31, 2015 at 4:43 am

    Very good corn muffins! Turned out sweet, like I wanted, and quite moist. I’m very happy with this recipe.


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    Tahoe Mamaposted August 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Great muffin recipe! I can’t wait to get some fresh peaches from my local farmers market this week to make a batch of peach muffins.

    I’ve made these muffins twice this weekend; banana blueberry and just blueberry. They both turned out yummy! I replaced one cup of the AP flour with a fine milled brown, used coconut oil, and whole milk.
    I’m definitely going to try using buttermilk next time. Thanks for blogging about all your baking adventures!


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    Fathimaposted August 18, 2015 at 3:54 am

    Hii there!! Sally..
    I have a question..can i make chocolate muffins (with cocoa powder) using the master batter? Today i tried your single serving chocolate chip muffin
    P.S. Your blog is one of the best things that happened to me..may you continue doing better..


    • Fathimareplied on August 18th, 2015 at 3:55 am

      * they turned out perfect..


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    Kimposted August 21, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Hi,  love these recipes,  have you gluten free ones? 


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