Once you learn to make a muffin, you have a whole host of delicious different options you can make. A muffin is a somewhat bready cake that is shaped like a cupcake but is very often combined with fruits or chocolate chips. This gives it a great combination of different textures and allows for a host of different flavors too. What’s often so great about muffins is that the juice from the fruit, or the flavor from the chocolate, will tend to travel through the mixture in order to fill whole patches. This can make for something that has entirely fruity patches or entirely crispy patches – it’s a whole host of different textures that makes every bite highly satisfying.
But really the best thing about muffins is that they are so incredibly comforting. Eating a muffin is like getting a loving hug from a partner or a parent and it’s always going to be warming. This is ideal after a hard day, or any other time you just need a little comforting. It’s also a great thing to be able to make for other people.
Oh, and we haven’t even discussed yet how a tray of hot muffins smells! Like homemade bread, this can fill the home with a welcoming, homely, and delicious scent that is really ideal if you are trying to sell a home, or just create a welcoming atmosphere for guests.
Coffee shops also love serving up muffins, as do bakeries.
Here then, we’ll look at a ton of different fantastic muffin recipes, all of which can be made from any basic muffin mix. One mix, endless possibilities!
1. Chocolate Chip Muffins
The chocolate chip muffin is one of the absolute classics when it comes to muffin flavors. All you need to do to make this one is to make your regular muffin mix but add in a little cocoa which will make the muffin itself into a chocolatey brown color and give it that slight chocolatey flavor. You can also use chocolate powder.
From there, you’re then going to add in some chocolate chips. You can make this yourself, or you can use some ready-made ones. These should be nice big lumps that your guests will love finding inside and that will give your muffins more of a satisfying bite. There are lots of different types of chocolate, but the best, of course, is Belgian chocolate which is rich, creamy, and the perfect accompaniment to any muffin.