Ideas for your muffins

Ideas for your muffins!

Feeling a little hungry? The kids’ tummies are growling? Making muffins is always a fun family activity. It consists of short, easy steps, the result is very quick, and you can turn baking into a game. Plus, your house will smell so good!

Here’s our basic recipe

Healthy and balanced, this basic muffin recipe can easily be adapted to your cravings and whatever is inside your pantry.


  1. 1) Always mix your dry ingredients and wet ingredients separately before combining them together.
  2. 2) For soft muffins, it’s best to just moisten the mixture. Gently stir the mixture until just moist. Do not overmix.
  3. 3) Fill the moulds ¾ of the way.
  4. 4) If you’re using frozen fruit, don’t thaw them first. Put them in at the very last minute to avoid staining the dough.


In the morning, heat your muffins up a few seconds and serve them with jam, homemade applesauce, or a little butter. Perfect with a cup of coffee or tea!

  • More fibre? To your basic recipe, add between 30 mL (2 tbsp.) and 60 mL (1/4 cup) of bran, wheat germ, or ground flax seeds.
  • More energy? Blend some iron-fortified baby cereal into the mixture.


A little hungry? Muffins are great and versatile. Starting with the basic recipe:

  • Create duos: You can incorporate ripe bananas and nuts, grated zucchini and chocolate, or small fresh fruit and canned peaches.
  • A mixture of dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries, abricots, and so on, make for a great muffin.
  • Use frozen fruit for a summer taste all year long.


More refined, muffins become a special attention… and can even hold a few candles!

  • Once the dough has been poured into the muffin tins, sprinkle a gourmet topping for a dessert feel. A crumble of maple sugar, pecans, and butter, for example, would be a scrumptious addition to your maple muffins!
  • Channel your inner decorator: top your muffins with cream cheese frosting—all colours, shapes, and flavours are allowed!


For a light lunch, a warm muffin is the perfect side to a hot or cold soup, salad, or crudités.

Step 1: Leave the brown sugar and vanilla out of the basic recipe.

Step 2: Add a pinch of oregano or herbes de Provence to the dry ingredients. Once all dry and wet ingredients have been combined, add small amounts of whatever you like: shredded cheese, ham cubes, green onions, sundried tomatoes, peppers, olives, etc.

Here is a savoury recipe for white ham and cheddar muffins. It’s so easy and delicious, even the kids will want to help!