Oct 8, 2022

Honey Muffins - Simple, so the Quality of the Honey Matters the Most

This recipe is so simple, you don't even need to bust out the mixer, not handheld mixer too to finish the job. However, since it's so easy to make, the quality of the ingredients become the key. Especially honey, our main flavor source. Try to use all natural, the thicker kind of honey, it'll really make a difference in the end.

Honey muffins - 

Honey muffins

Ingredients (makes about 8 to 10)?

Dry - 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Others - 

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup honey (plus more to drizzle on top if preferred)
  • 1 room temperature egg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit/200 degrees Celsius. Line the muffin tray with muffin cups.

Transfer unsalted butter to an oven-proof cookware then into the oven until the butter melts. Once melted, remove and set aside for later use.

Take a big bowl, sift in all the ingredients under the "dry section." Then whisk till evenly blended.

Sifting dry ingredients for honey muffins

Take another big bowl, break in one room-temperature egg along with 1 cup of whole milk, 1/4 cup of honey, and all the melted butter. Whisk till evenly blended.

Mix together the dry ingredients and wet ingredients. Usually I would add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two batches. But since this is a fairly hassle-free recipe, do whatever you'd like and just make sure to evenly blend these two bowls of ingredients together.

Batter for honey muffins

Add the batter to muffin cups, I actually added till around 80% to 90% full. That way the muffin will puff up over the edge of the muffin cups, I find that much more delicious-looking per my preference.

Honey muffin batter to muffin cups

Into the preheated oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, mine took 15 minutes.

Honey muffins

Remove the tray from the oven and wait till cool enough to handle by hand. Take out all the muffin cups. The muffins are sweet enough already, but you can drizzle even more honey over when serving. 

I used really high quality Manuka honey from New Zealand, maybe a bit too luxurious but the flavor in the end was totally worth it. The muffins come with a dense sweetness and floral note, and they were moist too even after couple days out in the kitchen (inside a storage container).

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