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Basic Filled Muffins

Really, all you need is a good basic muffin recipe that is adaptable to different flavor profiles. After that it’s just a matter of deciding what you want to fill it with. This recipe is a great base-line recipe to keep handy. My daughter and I would fill these muffins with black raspberry preserves or apple jelly with a small dollop of caramel for a caramel apple treat.


Basic Filled Muffins

This is a great foundational recipe for a variety of filled muffins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Keyword filled muffins, muffin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Chad Groetsch


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk or milk alternative
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • whatever filling you desire(jam, jelly or otherwise)


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients(flour, sugar, baking powder and salt).
  • In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients(milk, butter, egg, and vanilla).
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir just until the batter is moistened.
  • Grease muffin tins or spray 12 muffin cups.
  • Place 1 rounded Tbsp of batter in the bottom of each muffin space.
  • Place 1 rounded tsp of jelly on top of each muffin.
  • Finally, place 1 tsp of the remaining batter on top of each muffin.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, allow to cool. This recipe produces 12 muffins.


  • Any kind of jelly or jam works great here.
  • Think outside the box! You can put half of a Tootsie Roll or any kind of soft candy inside. Figure out what works for you and make it your own. This is a blank slate recipe dying for your own sense of taste. Enjoy.

Chad Groetsch

To be honest, there's a ton of stuff - not all of it rosy - about me on the internet so there's nothing new to say here. I like food and sharing my recipes.

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