Basic Brown Sugar Muffin Recipe : a base mix you can customise with add-ins | Veggie Mama

Basic Brown Sugar Muffin Recipe

  • Author: Stacey Roberts | Veggie Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 12 - 24 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These muffins are awesome for lunchboxes or afternoon tea, this basic brown sugar muffin recipe can be customised however you like.



  • 1/3 cup mild oil or melted butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups self-raising flour
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups mix-ins
  • milk


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
  2. In a small bowl or large jug whisk together the oil, milk, eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, brown sugar, and pinch of salt. If you are going to make chocolate muffins, add 1/4 cup cocoa in this step.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined – you should never over-beat muffin mix!
  5. Gently fold in your add-ins.
  6. Fill 24 mini-muffin hole tin or 12 regular-sized hole tin evenly with the mixture. Depending on your pan you may need to use liners, or to grease the wells.
  7. Make 15-25 minutes for mini, 20-25 minutes for regular muffins, until golden brown and a skewer poked through the middle comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.

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