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Grandma’s Honey Muffins

I can remember my Grandma Wheeler making these delicious muffins—we'd eat them nice and warm, fresh from the oven! She was a "pinch of this and handful of that" kind of cook, so getting the ingredient amounts correct for the recipe was a challenge. Now it's a family treasure! —Darlis A. Wilfer, West Bend, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, combine egg, milk, butter and honey. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 15-18 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm.
  • Freeze option: Freeze cooled muffins in freezer containers. To use, thaw at room temperature or, if desired, microwave each muffin on high until heated through, 20-30 seconds.
Nutrition Facts
1 muffin: 179 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Diana
    Feb 6, 2021

    No comment left

  • Jacquelyn
    Jan 28, 2021

    Great soft muffin recipe. Omit the honey or reduce it to a teaspoon if using for a savory dish. 1/4 cup of honey made them turn out too overly sweet for me. Get creative with mix ins with this recipe and you'll be a kitchen star! Best wishes!

  • hutdeb
    Jan 24, 2021

    Great taste -- not to sweet with honey. Not heavy -- wonderful texture -- similar to cornbread but fluffier. Very simple to make, but I followed Ronnie's Feb 26, 2020 suggestion for mixing ingredients, and they did not stick or burn. Also could fix lots of ways to go with whatever meat your serving. Would even go with fish. Plus I am Diabetic and substituted Stevia Baking Blend for sugar and raised/baked OK -- pleasantly surprised, especially with other items I baked with Stevia Baking Blend did not raise/bake as well. I too will bake at 375 next time since countertop oven getting old and temperatures are off. But finally gives me another muffin that is tasty and texture is wonderful instead of cornbread, bread, or biscuits to eat with dinner, salads at lunch or even nighttime snack without too much sugar. After reading other comments will try adding nuts (pecans or walnuts -- depending on meat), blueberries/cranberries, or even vanilla extract (but would cut back on honey). These muffins are absolutely wonderful, and am glad I stumbled on recipe. Thanks to whomever submitted this recipe -- its a keeper in my house.

  • grace
    Jan 20, 2021

    this is so good ! made it when we had company

  • justmbeth
    Jan 9, 2021

    Super easy! Was a great side to a main dish salad.

  • Alexander
    Sep 25, 2020

    Absolutely delicious! With a bit of butter or jam I will be loving these for breakfast.

  • denyse1210
    May 14, 2020

    This recipe was delicious and easy to follow!

  • Sarah
    Apr 27, 2020

    They didn't rise at all. I followed the directions perfectly but they didn't rise. I ended up with a dough that was closer to a cookie dough than what I'm used to muffin dough being, but they stayed pretty low in the pan even after cooking for something akin to 20 min. They taste good though, so maybe I just need to tweak them next time?

  • Ronnie
    Feb 26, 2020

    Fantastic! I would like to add my two cents, I made these with no problems with needing warm eggs or issues with the honey mixing,this is how Step 1: Put butter in a small pan on low to melt Step 2: Mix dry ingredients thoroughly Step 3: When butter is melted remove from heat and add honey to the melted butter Step 4: Mix cold egg and milk in small bowl with fork thoroughly Step 5: Add milk mixture to dry ingredients mix thoroughly Step 6: Add honey/butter mixture last and mix thoroughly Quick and easy, I used a round 1/4 cup measuring cup to fill the muffin cups

  • Hannah
    Feb 8, 2020

    This recipe is great! the muffins are soft and fluffy and not overly sweet.