Quick English Muffins

These super quick and tasty English muffins don’t need any proving, making them ideal to put together quickly in just over 30 minutes. They’re therefore extremely versatile and suitable either for breakfast or for a quick snack.

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Not to be confused with American style muffins, these are the traditional English dough based ones.

The reason why I’m making these today is that they form the base of the healthy eggs benedict recipe I’ll be bringing to you on Thursday. There’s nothing quite like keeping you in suspense eh? 😆

Folks, (fanfare time) I’m delighted to announce Paige as the winner of the TioTina Cookware Oven Gauntlets Giveaway. Thanks so much to everyone who took part and who shared the Neil’s Healthy Meals love as well. 🙂

Step By Step Guide To Making These Quick English Muffins

Isn’t it great to see that butter is back in favour after being blamed for so many health problems? I mean I’ve never had any issues with butter (in moderation of course), I just choose to leave it out of my daily cooking and include it mainly in my bread making instead.

Just 6 ingredients and 6 steps and you'll have these super tasty quick English muffins ready to smother in your favourite toppings in just over half an hour!

This really is a quick recipe. Simply add the butter to the dry ingredients.

Just 6 ingredients and 6 steps and you'll have these super tasty quick English muffins ready to smother in your favourite toppings in just over half an hour!

Add in the beaten egg.

Just 6 ingredients and 6 steps and you'll have these super tasty quick English muffins ready to smother in your favourite toppings in just over half an hour!

Mix the dry and wet ingredients together.

Just 6 ingredients and 6 steps and you'll have these super tasty quick English muffins ready to smother in your favourite toppings in just over half an hour!

Using your hands (I tried taking a picture of both of my hands kneading the dough together in the bowl here, and clicking the camera remote with my tongue, but gave up for fear of electrocution 😉 ) knead the dough into a ball.

Just 6 ingredients and 6 steps and you'll have these super tasty quick English muffins ready to smother in your favourite toppings in just over half an hour!

Roll out the dough and cut into circles.

Just 6 ingredients and 6 steps and you'll have these super tasty quick English muffins ready to smother in your favourite toppings in just over half an hour!

Over a very low heat, dry fry the circles of dough, turning regularly.

Just 6 ingredients and 6 steps and you'll have these super tasty quick English muffins ready to smother in your favourite toppings in just over half an hour!

Once browned (not burnt) the English muffins are ready to be moved to a wire rack to rest, and to cool a little for a few minutes, which also completes the cooking of the dough inside each muffin.

Just 6 ingredients and 6 steps and you'll have these super tasty quick English muffins ready to smother in your favourite toppings in just over half an hour!

Then simply cut in half and top with your favourite topping.

Or use them for the delicious healthy eggs benedict recipe!

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Quick English Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Super tasty quick English muffins ready to smother in your favourite toppings in just over half an hour!
Course: Home Baking
Servings: 6
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 20 g caster sugar or sweetener e.g. Stevia
  • 50 g softened unsalted butter
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tbsp skimmed milk
Instructions
  1. Place the flour, salt and caster sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the melted butter and beaten egg and stir together.
  3. Gradually add the milk and then using your hands knead gently for a couple of minutes in the bowl to make an elastic dough.
  4. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Cut the dough into 1cm thick, 9cm diameter rounds.
  6. Gently heat a medium sized frying pan and dry fry the muffins turning regularly for about 4 minutes on each side in total.
  7. Allow to rest, and cool a little, on a wire rack for a few minutes before cutting and serving.

Nutrition Facts
Quick English Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4.7g 24%
Cholesterol 49.4mg 16%
Sodium 209.4mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 28.2g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Sugars 2.9g
Protein 4.7g 9%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Just 6 ingredients and 6 steps and you'll have these super tasty quick English muffins ready to smother in your favourite toppings in just over half an hour!

Wow, September. Where did you come from?

It is just me or are you guys finding that this year has totally flown by too? I mean it’ll soon be Christmas eh? Ha ha.

Folks, just before I head off today, leaving you with this yummy recipe and in anticipation of the recipe on Thursday I just wanted to say thanks!

Thanks for such an amazing response to the giveaway I mentioned earlier, and for just reading, sharing and commenting.

Judging by the volume of blog traffic I saw last Thursday too, you loved the Ben Nevis weekend post. You guys make it all worthwhile! 😀

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Comments

  1. Haha! Neil – I don’t believe you tried to click the camera remote with your tongue to take a picture! The things we do for food blogging eh? 🙂
    English muffins have always intrigued me – I did not know they could be made in 30 minutes – and on a stove-top! How fabulous! Thanks so much for this – looking forward to Thursday’s recipe with these fluffy beauts!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha, yeah Shashi, I would normally have asked Lynne to help at that point of me trying to stick the remote in my mouth, but she was unfortunately out at the time! 🙂

      I’m often not particularly patient, hopping from one foot to the other whilst waiting for the dough to prove, so I thought I would try with self-raising flour and I’m pleased with just how good these came out!

  2. How rude of your camera. COOPERATE SON. English muffins are everything–I have one every day (or just about). At some point I’ll have to make my own. This makes it easy enough!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      There must be like a voice control or something similar we can get now for camera’s eh? So I can shout at it “take fantastic food photograph” and voila it does that, keeping my hands free for demonstration purposes! 😉

  3. Make me some gluten free ones, will ya?!? 😉
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hey GiGi, I certainly would if I was over there, but as I’m over here, sorry you’ll have to me them! 😉

      You can make them gluten free by substituting the self-raising flour with 1 and 2/3 cups of gluten free flour with 2 and 1/2 tsp. baking powder.

      Enjoy 😀

  4. neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

    I so agree with you Liz! 😀

    I often pick up store brands thinking “this looks ok, I’ll buy this plus it’s quicker than making it”, but no, I’m often disgusted by the ingredients list too, and end up making what I want from scratch!

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