Semi-Sweet Vanilla Muffins

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Jul. 17, 2013

Very similar to regular cupcakes, but less sweet and without the icing on top would give you tasty semi-sweet muffins.
Muffins, as they are not too sweet, most often fall into the category of a quick bread and is usually eaten for breakfast, though they may be served at tea-time as a snack.


All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Baking powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Eggs 1 Medium
Granulated sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Whole milk 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon
Melted butter 4 Ounce
Cherries 2 Tablespoon , deseeded, finely chopped (Optional)
For greasing the muffin pan
Butter 1 Teaspoon (As needed for greasing)



1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a muffin pan with a little butter and set aside.


2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg well.

4. Add sugar, milk and vanilla extract to the beaten egg and whisk well.

5. Slowly add in the butter a little at a time and continue to whisk to make a batter.

6. Using a spatula, gently fold in chopped cherries (if using).

7. Spoon the batter into individual servings of a muffin pan and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 - 25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

8. Once done, take the muffin pan out of the oven and let the muffins cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.

9. After 5 minutes, remove them onto a rack to cool further.


10. Serve as it is and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 135Calories from Fat 74

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 99 mg4.13%

Total Carbohydrates 13 g4.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 5 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet