We teach you how to make homemade muffins, with the traditional recipe step by step and the recipe to prepare chocolate and mandarin muffins.
Nothing more delicious than some classic muffins to accompany the breakfast, the snack or to drink at any time of the day in which we crave this traditional dessert, originally from the Lorraine region in France.
And what better if instead of buying them, you learn how to make homemade muffins. In this article, we teach you the traditional recipe and other variations that make us think our mouth water.
The best thing of all is that although at the beginning it may seem that preparing muffins is something expensive, you will realize when preparing them that even the most inexperienced in the kitchen can learn how to make muffins and that they are perfect. When we cook for ourselves and for ours, the dishes taste even better.
Tips to make homemade muffins
With these two recipes we teach you how to prepare muffins according to the traditional way and another delicious variation, so you can use them as a base and then you can create new muffins using your creativity.
In any case, there are certain utensils that you must have in order to prepare muffins and they are very easy to obtain. If you have already baked other types of cakes, maybe you already have them.
Paper molds for muffins, some call them pirates, capsules or caps.
A baking dish with divisions that look like round cavities, like those used for cupcakes. If you do not have it, you can also use round molds for individual flan.
Now that you have the utensils, you are ready to learn how to make homemade muffins, very fluffy and delicious, with the traditional recipe and its variation.
This is the recipe to prepare traditional and fluffy homemade muffins, which you will see that are easier to prepare than you thought.
To prepare between 25 and 25 units of muffins with the traditional recipe you need the following ingredients:
350 gr of flour
250 ml of whole milk
200 ml of olive oil of mild flavor (note that it has for example 0.4º)
200 gr of white sugar
1 sachet of baking powder or chemical yeast (1 sachet is 16 gr)
Grated 1 lemon
1 pinch of salt
Recipe step by step
Start by preparing the lemon zest scratching the skin after having washed it well. Remember to grate only for the yellow part, because the white part gives a bitter taste.
Now in a bowl, add the eggs and sugar, and beat until the mixture increases in volume and it looks yellow in color; This is the real secret for making sponge muffins because this way of making the mixture allows the dough to remain with a little air. If you have an electric mixer much better. Then add olive oil, milk and lemon zest to the mixture, and beat again until you see that the mixture is homogeneous.
The next step is to sift the flour next to the baking powder and the salt. This means that you must pass the ingredients through a strainer or sieve, tapping so that the lumps are unraveled and the powder remains in totally fine particles. To make the muffins even more spongy, repeat this operation 2 or 3 times. When ready, add to the other mixture (sugar, eggs, lemon, milk, and olive oil), making enveloping movements from top to bottom with a spatula.
Let the dough rest for at least an hour, but if you can leave it longer, much better. About 15 minutes before finishing the rest, preheat the oven to 230ºC with heat up and down. Prepare the baking mold with the paper molds in each cavity. Then take the dough out of the fridge, which will look much thicker and thicker, and fill the paper molds with dough up to ⅔ of their capacity. Finally, sprinkle a minimum amount of sugar on the muffins so they have a crunchy touch.
Go to bake the muffin dough and lower the temperature of the oven to 200 ° C, and wait 15 or 20 minutes to remove them. When you finish you can put a wooden stick in one of the muffins to see if it is fully cooked: if it comes out wet, you should leave them a few minutes more. Remove the muffins, and when they are a little less hot, remove from the baking pan and leave them on a rack to finish baking. And ready! Enjoy your fluffy muffins.
Now that you know how to make traditional homemade muffins, you have the base to make any kind of variation in the recipe, changing the lemon zest for orange, for example, and from then on everything, you can imagine.
Experiment for example with this recipe to prepare mandarin muffins and chocolate chips that we leave you below.
These are the ingredients you need to prepare 4 units of these delicious muffins.
200 gr of flour
150 gr of sugar
100 gr butter
1 teaspoon baking powder or baking powder
1 pinch of salt
Recipe step by step
Start by putting the butter in a bowl and heat it for a few seconds in the microwave. Then remove it and beat for about 3 or 4 minutes until it is very creamy. Then add half the sugar and continue beating. When the mixture looks homogeneous, add the other half of the sugar and continue beating. Then go put the eggs into the mixture one by one as you bake, until you get a homogeneous mixture.
Now, with the tangerines, make a juice and add to the previous mixture. At the same time, sift the flour with the salt and the yeast and, when it is ready, add it to the main mixture. With the help of a spatula, go mixing making enveloping movements from top to bottom. Finally add the chocolate chips, finish mixing and let stand in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
Set to preheat the oven at 230ºC about 15 minutes before the end of the resting time. Meanwhile, prepare the baking mold with the paper capsules; then remove the mixture from the refrigerator and fill the capsules up to ⅔ of their capacity, so they can grow.
Then introduce the muffins in the oven, lower the temperature to 190ºC and bake for 25 minutes. After a time, remove and let the muffins cool. And you’ll have them ready to serve. Now you know how to prepare delicious homemade muffins easily and in a short time.