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Begin with our basic batter and add your choice of mix-ins from our list of variations below to make blueberry, chocolate chip, bran-raisin, cherry-pecan, or corn muffins.

Source: Everyday Food, May 2008
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In Step 2, reduce flour to 1 cup, and add 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal.

Bran-Raisin In Step 2, reduce flour to 1 1/2 cups, and add 1 cup bran and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon; replace butter with 3/4 cup vegetable oil (such as safflower). At the end of Step 2, fold 3/4 cup raisins into batter.

At the end of Step 2, fold 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips into batter.

Blueberry At the end of Step 2, fold 1 1/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen) into batter.

At the end of Step 2, fold 3/4 cup chopped pecans and 3/4 cup dried cherries into batter.

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  • kyleej789
    27 DEC, 2018
    Ive made this recipe twice now, it was a little chocolaty for my taste with the full amount of chocolate chips. The second time i only put 1 cup and it was just right for me. The muffins themselves are tasty and moist. I am excited to try the blueberry variation
  • rachelnesbitt9
    2 OCT, 2018
    These muffins are amazing!! I add extra chocolate chips and a little bit more vanilla. I make them about twice the size, and they turn out extremely pretty, I wish I could post a photo! 5/5 for sure, I make them every weekend😀
  • msrifka
    28 FEB, 2017
    This is my favorite blueberry muffin recipe. Everyone loves it.
  • gcso62yahooco
    4 DEC, 2016
    I found the finished muffins to be dryer than I'd prefer. The base is not sweet enough on its own; adding sweet add-ins contribute greatly to the sweetness (we used milk chocolate chocolate chips rather than semi sweet) but if the add-in isn't sweet, additional sugar would help particularly if the sanding sugar option isn't used. Otherwise this is a straightforward and simple recipe that ought to produce repeatable consistent good but not excellent muffins.
  • rachelsanders78
    1 MAY, 2016
    I thought they were great. I added a 1/2 tsp of almond extract. I think it could use a little more vanilla personally.

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