BREAKFAST Breakfast, Muffins

Never-fail High Muffins

A high muffin that will-not-let-you-down!    Jump to Recipe 

Sky High Muffins

It is true, a muffin is almost always enjoyed by everyone but really often there is something that breaks the seemed perfection of this so well-known baked good. Either it is store-bought and beautiful, high, with one beautiful top, but not a great taste or just dry. Either it is homemade and a bit ugly, a bit flat, too small, but really good. So, a little disappoint somehow.

Well, today I am given you one of the first recipes I made when I was in Montreal (Canada) for my studies in translation. My need to bake was growing and I wanted a good recipe for my boyfriend and roommates, so I chose muffins. After a while on the web, I criss-cross some recipes (I think I never were really good in following any recipe!) and made these beautiful hills. Yes they look like that a bit, don’t they? Anyway, we were very pleased with them and the beautiful blueberries were the perfect add-in. Don’t you think they always have the little ‘more’ to turn a baked into something very breakfast-y?

Blueberry Muffins Never Fail Muffins

I was very surprised to have beautiful muffin tops and a great muffin texture for my first try, so I never changed my recipe. I tried several others and kept them”, but this one is my favourite batter for variations.

One thing to know about muffins: you have to bake those 5 minutes at 400°F before turning your oven down to 350°F for the rest of the time. Why? Because that precisely this that allows the muffins to have their high top, but you don’t want to overbake them, that’s why you lover the temperature after five minutes. They can carry on baking but keep their beautiful tops. I have been doing that for a while now, even more after the explanations of Sally’s Baking Addiction website on the subject. I also use this technique for my breads and even certain types of cakes.

Sky High Muffins Biscoff Muffins
You can add frozen spread in the middle of the muffin and melted spread on top after cooling. So delicious…

Ready to go to the seventh sky?

Never-fail Muffins

A beautiful muffin-top and a great flavour: that’s all we want for a muffin.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword High muffin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 318 kcal
Author Bites Of Baking


  • 170 g flour 1 cup + 1/3 cup
  • 75 g brown sugar 1/3 cup
  • one pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 100 ml milk 1/2 cup
  • 50 g unsalted butter -melted and slightly cooled- 3 tbsp +1 tsp
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence –optionnal-
  • A handful blueberries -optional-


  1. Preheat the oven at 400°F (200°C) and prepare 8 cupcake liners or 4 muffin liners.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, milk, butter and vanilla.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon, just until incorporated. Do not over mix.
  5. If you add blueberries, fold them and incorporate really slightly: you don’t want the batter to give wet to your batter.
  6. Pour (50 g) of batter for the medium muffins and/or (100 g) for the big ones.
  7. Bake at 400°F for 5 minutes then turn down the oven at 350°F. Bake for a further 15 min.
  8. Let cool slightly. You can drizzle with homemade icing (icing sugar+milk), with blueberries, it’s a win-win!

Recipe Notes

*This recipe can be made for 4 big muffins or 8 medium muffins.  For the latter, you can use cupcakes holes/linens.

*For 4 big you will have 100 g batter and for the medium ones 50 g batter.

*159 cal for a medium one.

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  1. Hey, I love your post. I recently published an Blog Post on preserving gammon. I love to make my own gammon for Christmas!. I will be creating a tasty dessert to go with it. The teenagers will be on holiday and I am sure they are going to love it.


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