High-Rise Muffins

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High-Rise Muffins

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Published prior to 2008

When you're tired of muffins that just kind of poke along and barely crown up over the edge of the muffin cup, try these high-rising wonders. Feel free to customize this basic recipe by adding fruit, nuts, flavorings, a streusel or "crunch" topping, etc. We particularly like coconut flavor in the batter and toasted coconut on top...

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose or Round Table Pastry Flour
2 1/2 level teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cups milk

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter or margarine and sugar till smooth. Beat in the egg. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and milk. Beat well, till mixture is smooth.

Spoon the batter into 12 muffin cups. Bake in a preheated 425°F oven for 20 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven, remove the muffins from the pan, and cool completely on a wire rack. Yield: 12 muffins.


  • star rating 05/18/2011
  • Maria from Rotterdam, NY
  • This recipe was awesome!! The muffins have a nice fluffy texture and I don't use muffin papers so the outside had a nice crispness to it. I added carrots, apples and cinnamon spice and they were delicious. I will be making these more often. The best part is that the recipe is a blank canvas for anything to be added, that way it will suit the taste for everyone in my family. All I have to do is make a big batch and put in their favorite add-ins.
  • star rating 02/25/2009
  • Elisabeth from Pittsburgh
  • I made 1/2 the recipe of these with a small handful of reconstituted dried berries thrown in.These did in fact rise rather high. However, they are both a bit too sweet and a tad bland. They were on the cakier-side of muffins, but definitely not super light or airy as I expected them to be. Honestly, though these look gorgeous, the "basic muffins" have more flavor. Go with that instead.