These No-Fail Muffins are the Easiest Vanilla Muffin Recipe Ever!

I got tired of the boxed muffin recipes and figured out how to make my own no-fail muffins. Need a seriously good vanilla muffin recipe that you can rely on? This is it.

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You’re going to love the moist and spongy crumb on these easy no-fail muffins. So simple and yet so tasty.

No-Fail Muffins

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love breakfast. It’s the best meal of the day. And so is brunch. I mean, I could just have those two meals sometimes and not eat the rest of the day and be just fine. Who’s kidding–I’ve totally done that. So, of course, I make muffins pretty frequently and I just got so bored with the options. There’s blueberry and then–blueberry. Ugh, that’s tiring.

So, I decided to make the logical leap and come up with my own recipe. I mean, why not, right?!


And I came up with the most soft and moist crumb that’s just perfect for breakfast. If you’re ready to make a breakfast muffin you’ll love, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make easy Breakfast Muffins

  • Muffins are just the bulkier older brother of the more delicate cupcake….just kidding, they’re just the breakfast cupcake that doesn’t convey icing. Which I’m ok with. But, that means you make your muffins like you would a cupcake. So, here’s my favorite advice:
    • Start with Cake Flour – To get an effort-free high-rise muffin, the simplest way is to plan on using cake flour. If you don’t keep cake flour in your pantry though, you can always make cake flour using a bit of cornstarch. Or…
    • The Trick with All-Purpose Flour – If you’re just not into the whole cake flour thing (I totally understand), it’s totally ok to just use regular all-purpose flour. Although the result will not be the exact same as using cake flour, you can still get a tall muffin by filling each muffin liner with about 1/4 cup of batter (or 2/3 full as opposed to 1/2 full as you would with muffins made with cake flour). 
  • What to do if you have ugly muffins? Drizzle some chocolate over the top or fill a collapsed middle with some jelly or fresh fruit. Get creative. Don’t give up if your muffins come out of the oven ugly.
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How Do I Make this Vanilla Muffin Recipe?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 18 Delicious Vanilla Muffins

No-Fail Muffins

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I am a little in love with these easy no-fail muffins. You can customize them to go with any fresh fruit or flavor. I mean, who doesn't love a versatile vanilla muffin?!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter (salted)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a cupcake tin with liners. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a small bowl.
  3. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a second large bowl, combine the wet ingredients, including the melted butter.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix together completely.
  5. Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full of the batter and bake for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the centermost cupcake comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely on the counter and enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make basic muffins


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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