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Butter Muffin Recipe

This Muffin Recipe is subtly sweet with a twist. These Butter Muffins are the perfect breakfast, brunch or snack the whole family will love!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12
Author Julie Blanner


  • 4 tbsp butter browned
  • 1/4 c vegetable oil
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 1 3/4 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brown butter (add to step using brown butter recipe). Allow to cool 5 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and brown butter.
  • Add egg/egg white, vanilla and buttermilk.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cornstarch and salt. Gradually fold into wet mixture until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
  • Fill muffin tins with liners and pour batter into tin just below the top of the liner.
  • Bake 22 minutes.


Note: for larger muffin tops, allow batter to rest 10 minutes before baking.
Turn them into donut muffins by dipping them in melted butter, followed by cinnamon and sugar.
Just melt 1/4 c butter in a shallow bowl. Combine 1/2 c sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon.