Basic Buttermilk Muffins

Basic Buttermilk Muffins

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"This is a great basic muffin batter that can be adapted to almost anything."


35 m servings 168 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.5g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 338 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted butter, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla.
  3. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir just until mixed (the batter will not be smooth). Gently stir in fruit, if desired (see Cook's Note).
  4. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins; fill the cups almost to the top. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 18 minutes.


  • Cook's Note
  • You can add 1 cup of almost any fruit, nut, or baking chips to this recipe by folding in at the end, and adding spices to match (blueberries and lemon zest, for example, or peeled chopped apples and cinnamon).
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I love baking with buttermilk because always produces a tender muffin. I am sure that this recipe calls for too much flour. I find that 2 cups is ample and this way do not have to add more l...

I made these blueberry muffins by folding two cups of fresh blueberries into the batter when I added the dry ingredients. I sprinkled a little sugar over each muffin before baking. Very good. I'...

Excellent recipe! My husband loves muffins and I'm always looking for a recipe that has all the things I have on hand ~ plus adding whatever else I want to. Thanks for sharing this! I'll be us...

Just a comment for everybody on the stiffness - it is a pretty stiff batter, but one thing that might help is that I weigh my flour - 303 grams is about 2 1/4 cups for me, but your flour may be ...

Great basic recipe. I reduced the flour to 2 cups per another reviewer. >>> 03/02/12 APPLE MUFFINS: Added 1 cup peeled/chopped apple, 1/2 cup raisins & 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Very, very good. Next ti...

The first time I made this recipe it turned out dry. The second time I made it I changed the quanity and omitted a few ingred. Here's what I did the second time around; I let the butter soften i...

I followed the directions exactly, then added 1 tsp cinnamon, chopped apples, and some raisins. The flavor is good, but, as another reviewer noted, the batter is VERY stiff. I added about 1/4 C ...

Knew it would be raining by morning and wanted to start DH's day with a bit of sunshine. So, now these are my sunshine muffins! Please know that the dough is VERY stiff and if I had not added a...

This really is exactly what the recipe title states: a basic muffin. It's light, moist, and the perfect base for embellishing however you'd like. I added chopped apples and some cinnamon to t...