Do you know how to make fluffy, airy muffins? Or do you always end up with tough, chewy muffins? It’s all in the technique! In this video, we demonstrate the muffin method and outline the easy-to-follow steps.
In using the muffin method, it’s important to combine your wet and dry ingredients in two separate mixing bowls.
Another of the key techniques to making fluffy muffins is not over-mixing. Over-mixing leads to excess gluten development, resulting in a tough and unsatisfying texture. Is gluten bad for you? Not necessarily! Learn all about it in this article: Is Gluten Bad for You? Unpacking the Great Gluten-Free Debate
And don’t let the name deceive you; the “muffin method” applies to many other quick bread recipes, such as pancakes, waffles, and cornbread.
Now that you know this technique, review how to measure flour and brown sugar correctly, then head to our recipe page to try out our whole wheat muffin, waffle, and pancake base recipes!