Homemade English Muffins

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 96.2
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.8 mg
  • Sodium: 208.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g

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This recipe makes 24 muffins. The cost at the time I made them was 1.07 (1/19/09) for the whole batch. They are delicious. This recipe makes 24 muffins. The cost at the time I made them was 1.07 (1/19/09) for the whole batch. They are delicious.
Number of Servings: 24


    Dry/Yeast Mixture:
    - 2 cups flour
    - 2 Tbsp sugar -2 tsp salt
    -1 pkg dry yeast

    Liquid Mixture:
    - 1 3/4 cups milk
    - 1/4 cup water
    - 1 Tbsp butter, unsalted
    -1-2 cups additional flour
    -1 egg
    -cornmeal for dusting


In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, salt and yeast... set this aside. In a small sauce pan, heat the milk, water, and butter until very warm (about 120*-130*F).

Add this gradually to the dry mixture and beat on medium speed in a stand up mixer for 2-3 minutes. Add one egg and another 1 cup of flour, and beat on high for 2 minutes. Continue to add small amounts of flour so that a soft dough forms. Remove this dough from the bowl, and knead until it is smooth and elastic. If the dough is too sticky, add small amounts of flour. Place back in the bowl, cover, and let rise until it doubles... about one hour.

After it's doubled, punch it down like it called your spouse fat, cover, and let it rise back again... about 45 minutes. Punch it down again like it didn't learn it's lesson :) On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until 1/2" thickness. I use a water glass, cut out the muffins.

Sprinkle a cookie sheet with cornmeal, and place the muffins about 1" apart from each other. Sprinkle the tops with more cornmeal. Cover and let rise again for another 45 minutes... I know but they need it.

Over low heat, lightly grease a griddle or a heavy skillet. Once the surface is hot, place the muffins with a metal spatula - be careful not to damage or deflate them - on the griddle. They will expand both up and outwards as they cook on each side. Flip over each muffin as they brown, but don't let them burn... they will get too crunchy. This takes about 5 minutes a side. Make sure each side is evenly brown, and cool them on wire racks. This recipe makes anywhere from 20-24 muffins, depending on how thick they are.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KITCORPS.

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thanks Kitcorps!
    Well worth the work! I used whole wheat pastry flour mixed with oatflour. Also added 1 Tbs. flaxseed meal for extra fiber .The grilling was an adventure!
    Thanks for the heads-up on that bit of info.
    I froze a few and they held up well.
    Great Recipe!
    Cris37 :)
    - 1/24/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were great and fun to make. I used 3 c whole wheat flour, 1 white. I also cut them with a 2" biscuit cutter so they are just the right size to fit my Morningstar Farms sausage patty. I got 54 mini muffins.

    Thanks for the great recipe!
    - 2/21/09

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  • I am new to this. What is the diameter of your muffins in inches? - 2/1/17

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  • Incredible!
    I have made these before, but this time it was fabulous! Except mine turned into egg shaped. :) So fluffy. - 9/23/14

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  • Incredible!
    I made the dough for these in the bread machine with all whole wheat flour. After browning each side on the griddle, I popped them in the oven on 375 for 10 min. to cook on the inside. They were amazing! - 7/30/14

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