This is a straightforward muffin recipe. Prepare the dry ingredients the night before in a zippered plastic bag. In the morning, mix in the wet ingredients and smell them baking while you drink your first cup of coffee.
Servings: Makes 12 muffins
Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour3/4 cup sugar2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup milk1/2 cup vegetable oil2 large eggs1 1/3 cups fresh berries , such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, huckleberries or sliced strawberries, or a combination.
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400°F. Lightly butter twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups or place paper muffin cups in the muffin tin.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt to combine and make a well in the center. In another medium bowl, whisk the milk, oil and eggs. Mix well and pour into the well. Stir just until blended. Fold in the berries. Spoon equal amounts of the batter into the muffin cups, filling them about three-fourths full.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove the muffins and serve warm or cool on a wire rack.