Baking Muffins: A Fun Family Activity


Gather the family in the kitchen for a delightful baking adventure with our Baking Muffins recipe! This fun activity is not just about creating delicious treats, but also about spending quality time together. These easy-to-make muffins are perfect for little hands to help with and offer a tasty reward for everyone's hard work. Get ready to fill your home with the warm, comforting aroma of freshly baked muffins!

Baking Muffins: A Fun Family Activity

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40-45 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 12 muffins
  • Serving Size: 1 muffin


  • All-Purpose Flour: 250 grams (0.55 pounds)
  • Granulated Sugar: 150 grams (0.33 pounds)
  • Baking Powder: 2 teaspoons
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Eggs: 2 large
  • Milk: 120 ml (1/2 cup)
  • Unsalted Butter: 100 grams (0.22 pounds), melted
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Choice of Add-ins (blueberries, chocolate chips, etc.): 150 grams (0.33 pounds)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 180°C (350°F) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, beat the eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in your choice of add-ins.
  5. Fill Muffin Tin: Scoop the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup about two-thirds full.
  6. Bake: Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool and Enjoy: Let the muffins cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Don't Overmix: Mix the batter until just combined to keep the muffins light and fluffy.
  • Variety: Experiment with different add-ins like nuts, dried fruit, or different types of chocolate.
  • Kid Participation: Let the kids help with measuring, mixing, and adding the add-ins.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make these muffins gluten-free? Yes, use a gluten-free flour blend in place of all-purpose flour.
  • How can I make the muffins moister? Add a bit of applesauce or yogurt to the batter.
  • Can I freeze these muffins? Absolutely! Freeze them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.