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Crazy Muffins: One Easy Muffin Recipe with Endless Flavor Variations!

4.51 from 234 votes
You only need this Muffin recipe to make endless flavors. Enjoy Blueberry Muffins, Banana Muffins, Double Chocolate Chip, and any flavor you like!
Crazy Muffins!!! One easy Muffin recipe, endless flavors

Hi Bold Bakers!

You asked, “Can you make Crazy Muffins?” and I said OF COURSE! One of my favorite things to do is create master recipes for classics we all know and love that allow you Bold Bakers to get creative and make things your own. My Crazy Muffin recipe allows you to do just that. Similar to my super popular Crazy Cookie Dough Recipe and Crazy Dough Bread Series, this Crazy Muffins Recipe is the be all and end all of muffins.

When I think of the ultimate muffin I think of a giant bakery style creation complete with a super tall crackly muffin top and fabulous moist interior. These Crazy Muffins are all that and SO much more. What makes these muffins crazy? It is the perfect ratio of flour, sugar, egg, vegetable oil and buttermilk so every muffin has the perfect texture, just the right amount of sweetness, and a big and bold muffin top.

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Just like my Crazy Dough and Crazy Cookie recipes, this recipe starts with a plain vanilla base flavor that allows you to add in whatever you fancy to create your favorite bakery style muffin at home. All the recipes for the flavors below are just suggestions. Get creative and be BOLD!

Blueberry and Oat Muffins

Sweet blueberries add incredible color and lovely natural sweetness while the oats make these go-to Blueberry Muffins.

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Double Chocolate Muffins

Deep cocoa powder and chocolate chips make this the boldest of the bunch.

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Grated apple gives you a fresh fruit flavor and the Cinnamon adds roasty toasty warmth to these Apple Cinnamon Muffins.

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Carrot Cake Muffins

Just a bit of grated carrot, cinnamon and raisins are added to your base Muffin batter to make the ultimate Carrot Cake Muffins!

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

Tart and sweet, these Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins will start your day out right.

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Banana Nut Muffins

Mashed banana and chopped nuts are all you need to make my hearty and wholesome Banana Nut Muffins.

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The beauty of my Crazy Muffin recipe, and all my other crazy recipes is that you to start with a blank canvas. This allows you to get creative, and experiment with your own additions to my Crazy Muffins. Have fun and make sure to review this recipe and share your Crazy Muffins creations with me in the comments below.

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Crazy Muffins Recipe

4.51 from 234 votes
You only need this Muffin recipe to make endless flavors. Enjoy Blueberry Muffins, Banana Muffins, Double Chocolate Chip, and any flavor you like!
Servings: 6
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
You only need this Muffin recipe to make endless flavors. Enjoy Blueberry Muffins, Banana Muffins, Double Chocolate Chip, and any flavor you like!
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 1 ⁄2 cups (12 1/2oz/354g) all purpose flour
  • 1 1 ⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 ⁄4 cup (6oz/180g) sugar
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 1 cup (8floz/240ml) buttermilk
  • 1 ⁄2 cup (4floz/120ml) flavorless oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract , optional

Blueberry and Oat:

  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or frozen blueberries

Banana Nut:

  • 1/4 of a mashed banana
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans ( or walnuts)

Lemon and Poppyseed:

  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon poppy seeds

Apple Cinnamon:

  • 2 tablespoons grated apple
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Carrot Cake:

  • 1 tablespoon grated carrot
  • 1 teaspoon raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Double Chocolate:

  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350oF (180oC) and grease a 6 well muffin tin or cupcake tin.
  • In a large bowl combine dry ingredients, set aside.
  • In a jug whisk together the eggs, buttermilk and oil and vanilla.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until evenly combined.
  • Once you have you batter you can start making your flavors. Scoop a heaped 1/3 cup of batter into a bowl and proceed to add in the flavors you want. If you want to make all the batch the same flavor then multiply the mix'ins by 6.
  • After adding your desired flavoring spoon the batter into the greased muffin tin.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and risen.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the tin.
  • Allow to cool fully before storing in an airtight container. These will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

Don't eat eggs, use my egg substitutes chart for cupcake substitutions.

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Jen
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Jen
3 months ago

Hi Gemma! HUGE fan of your work! Truly amazing recipes ????????

Was wondering how I can turn the basic batter into a batter for savory muffins? Would I reduce the sugar, up the salt slightly, and add more flour??

Would love to have a “crazy muffin” batter for savory stuff like bacon, spinach, and cheese.

Thanks in advance!

Rchar
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Rchar
3 days ago

Hi Gemma! I was wondering if I wanted to make only one kind of every muffin, how much ingredients of each would I use? For example, you said in one of the comments for someone who wanted to do only chocolate muffins to use 10tsp cocoa, and 6tbls of chocolate chips. This would be for the whole batch of chocolate but what about the rest of the muffin flavours like lemon and poppy seed?

Lucy Rivera
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Lucy Rivera
23 days ago

I can’t find buttermilk.can I substitute with milk

Nel Rondeau
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Nel Rondeau
1 month ago

They turned out great. I forgot the vanilla but still good. Never thought about changing up a recipe for six flavors before. I have had frozen blueberries in the freezer for awhile so that worked and then an old apple, made one chocolate/chip, put toasted walnuts in another. I have some crumb top made previously to the berry and one of the apple. 1 cup flour,3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 t cinnamon, 1/4 t salt, 1/2 cup butter. Oh my Gemma, there are so many more ways to play with this, peanutbutter in the chocolate or a little mint pattie,… Read more »

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Hi Gemma. I made this recipe several times. My children really love it. My friend wants me to make chocolate for her son. How much cocoa powder do I have to add to make one batch chocolate muffins?

Francine Bernard-Raby
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Francine Bernard-Raby
2 months ago

Hi Gemma,
I have just discovered your web site and I am soooo happy; I love what I have seen so far but I have a question for you. I have young grandchildren and to make lunches for school, I find 1 regular muffin never gets eaten completely. I purchased mini muffin tins and cook in these size instead giving them 3 little muffins they can eat at recess or lunch.
Can I do your recipes in the smaller size and how long should it cook for ?
Thank you for your help

WambuiKariuki29
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WambuiKariuki29
2 months ago

Hi Gemma – thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. This recipe worked for me and I made Apple Cinnamon, Berry Bliss (strawberries and cranberries) and chocolate chip. The muffins were delicious, moist and appreciated. I used natural unsweetened yoghurt instead of buttermilk because I didn’t want to try two new recipes at a go and it worked! Thanks very much! Can’t wait to try something new tomorrow.

Chuty
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Chuty
3 months ago

i could not find black poppy seeds so i just used white poppy and since i had no fresh lemons i used lemon essence but am yet to try with black poppy and fresh lemon zest. For my banana nut i used almonds. overall i loved how everything turned out.

Gen
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Gen
3 months ago

Hi Gemma! I used your recipe to make some basic muffins and added my own toppings like peanut butter, nutella, jam, chocolate chip and even a basic lemon flavored one but I forgot to add sugar ! Despite being a super healthy sugar-free version, the muffins still tasted great by adding a little more topping before eating. Wonderful recipe to go with my sugar-free cuppa coffee! I think you have something here for folks who cannot take sugar!

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4 months ago

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