Little Growers Recipe: Muffins

30 Jun, 2021

A recipe for the kids to get stuck into on a rainy day. What’s easy about it is that you can change up the flavours depending on what you have in the fridge and freezer.


1 egg
⅓ cup oil
Flavouring ingredient of your choice*
½ cup sugar (leave out for savoury)
2 cups regular flour
1 cup milk
4 tsp baking powder

* Here are some ideas for flavours, and amounts to use:

Sweet muffins: 3 mashed bananas and ½ cup chocolate chips; zest and juice of 1 orange and ½ cup of chocolate chips; 1 cup blueberries and ½ cup white chocolate chips; 1 can of peaches or apricots and 2 tbsp cinnamon; zest and juice of 1 lemon and ⅓ cup poppy seeds.

Savoury muffins: 1 cup grated cheese and ½ cup chopped bacon; ½ cup corn kernels and ½ cup chopped celery; 1 cup chopped zucchini; 1 cup grated cheese and 3 tbsp herbs of choice.


  1. Preheat oven to 200C. Grease a muffin tray.
  2. Put the egg and oil in a medium-sized bowl and mix well with a whisk.
  3. Stir in your chosen flavouring ingredient.
  4. Add the sugar (if using), and sift in the flour and baking powder.
  5. Add milk and stir in gently, making sure not to over-mix.
  6. Spoon mix into greased muffin tray.
  7. Bake for 10–15 minutes until golden on top.

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