Kitchen utensils

Donna Hay’s Base Muffin Mix

 Donna Hay’s Base Muffin Mixture is used by her for many of her great muffin recipes.

Try to add some of your own favourites to her Base Recipe like blueberries!


  • 2½ cups (375g) self-raising (self-rising) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (220g) raw caster (superfine) sugar+
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup (125ml) vegetable oil or light-flavoured extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup (180ml) milk


  1. Place the flour, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Place the egg, oil, vanilla and milk in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and fold until almost combined.
  3. Divide the mixture between the prepared tins. Bake for 25–30 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Makes 1 quantity

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