Basic Easter Muffins

Happy Easter! Kind of wish I had baked up a batch of Easter themed cupcakes instead after scrolling though Instagram but there are times when simple is better. Besides, I'm way too tired to get creative today after going hiking with friends yesterday. Whenever I bake up a batch of muffins, they are never plain; I'm talking flavours like chocolate chip, nut and raisin, blueberry or cranberry orange. That was until I came to the sad realisation that I'm not quite sure how an actual plain muffin tastes, thanks to overpowering stir ins aforementioned. That changed today when I sunk my teeth into a good ol' plain muffin for the very first time, quite the experience. They may not be fancy, gourmet style muffins but they are the core and are sure to bring an even bigger smile to your face. 

Prep: 10 mins                                                                                              Cooking time: 25  mins

What you need:

  • Plain flour, 2 cups
  • 1 ½ tsps vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinammon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp icing sugar to serve


  • Preheat oven to 400º F. Prepare baking tins then set aside.
  • Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt  in a medium sized bowl.
  • Cream butter and sugar together, I used an electric hand whisk. It should appear lighter in colour after a few minutes. Add in the eggs, milk, vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Now incorporate liquid ingredients into the flour mixture.Mix well.
  • Pour the batter into prepared muffin pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven once baked and allow to cool slightly. Sprinkle icing sugar on top of muffins and serve whilst warm. 

  • Nokhuthula xo 
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