English Muffins Recipe

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
4.72 from 7 reviews

Breakfast Recipes

Cook time Cook time: 30 minutes

English Muffins are the perfect go-to breakfast food! Much like pancakes, these rounded delights can make anyone jump right out of bed quickly!

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Homemade English Muffins Recipe

English Muffins are an underrated dish despite tasting absolutely amazing. They may look like pancakes, but they are smaller and have a more unique taste.

In addition, it has lower calories than bread and bagels. This recipe is great for people who are looking to cut some weight but cannot let go of pastries.

I love this recipe because it provides a new taste for most of my guests. During sleepovers, I like serving this for the morning after so that they would discover how great it is.

The muffin melts in your mouth and the softness just feels so good in your tongue. However, you could also choose to toast it if you want a crunchier feel.


How to make English Muffins

  • Combine dry ingredients. Mix flour, yeast, and salt in one bowl.
  • Heat the wet ingredients. Mix butter, water, and milk. Let it heat in a microwave for a maximum of 30 seconds. Make sure the butter is properly melted, however, avoid letting it get too hot. 
  • Make the dough. Create a dough by mixing wet and dry ingredients. It tends to be sticky at first, but just knead it for a little until it comes together. 
  • Let it sit. Once you are satisfied with the dough, cover the top of the bowl with a cling wrap and a kitchen towel. Leave it at room temperature for at least 18 hours.  
  • Roll the dough. After letting it sit, place it in a floured surface, cover with towel and saran wrap, and rest for 10 minutes. Thereafter, roll it over with at least an inch in thickness. 
  • Cut in circles. Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper. Using your desired cookie cutter, preferably circular ones, cut out the dough and place it into the tray. Cover again for another 45 minutes. 
  • Cook. Using a nonstick frying pan, heat to medium level and transfer the dough cuts with at least 2 inches of space in between. Cover with a lid for at least 6 minutes before flipping to the other side. Cook the opposite side for only 4 minutes. 
  • Serve. Cool the muffins first before serving. You can add jams, eggs, or also toast it. Serve.

What do English Muffins taste like?

They are definitely less sweet than pancakes. I find that they taste similar to bread, but its consistency, thickness, and softness are extremely superior to the former.

What to serve with? 

Some people like to make this recipe with a slightly sour taste. I know some friends that compare it with sourdough but still prefer this one as it is easier to make.

However, if you have a sweet tooth, jams are actually a great pair. Check out my recipes for sweet and tangy addition:

For a fuller breakfast course, pair English Muffins with these simple egg recipes:

How to store:

I simply place them in an airtight container either at room temp, which lasts for 4 days. Otherwise, I put them in the fridge for a longer time of up to 8 weeks.

If you want a longer shelf life, I recommend wrapping them up in saran wrap and placed inside a zipper storage bag. Freeze them and they would last up to 3 months.

Recipe Tips:

  • For frozen muffins, make sure to thaw them overnight before toasting. 
  • For a vegan option, I recommend using dairy-free milk and coconut oil in lieu of butter.
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4.72 from 7 reviews

English Muffins Recipe

English Muffins are the perfect go-to breakfast food! Much like pancakes, these rounded delights can make anyone jump right out of bed quickly!

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 14 muffins
Prep time: 1 day Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 1 d 30 mins




Nutrition information

Calories: 99 Carbohydrates: 16 Protein: 3 Fat: 3 Saturated Fat: 1 Cholesterol: 1 Sodium: 67 Potassium: 77 Fiber: 2 Sugar: 1 Vitamin A: 134 Calcium: 41 Iron: 2
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melissa chapman

Those muffins look heavenly and so nice to have a home baked good for breakfast. With jam or eggs it seems like a perfect meal.


GiGi Eats

UM, PERFECT TIMING! You sure you weren't a fly on the wall in my house cause my husband legit just told me that he LOVES English Muffins!!



I've got to try this recipe. I love English Muffins and they are so good when they are just made.



English muffins are one of my favorite things. Unfortunately, our grocery store is having a hard time keeping them in stock these days. I will have to make these!



These english muffins are so good! We love using them for a breakfast sandwich.


Janeane Davis

I never thought about making my own English muffins at home. In fact, this is the first time I ever saw a recipe to make them.



Agree with you, I do find English muffins not as sweet, so they go really well with jam or honey. As much as I like them, I've never tried making them at home. Thanks for the recipe. Will try them this weekend :)


Jennifer Van Haitsma

I haven't had an english muffin in ages. That sounds heavenly. Thanks for sharing!



I have never made english muffins before, but this sounds like a neat baking project. We love english muffins and I am sure the homemade ones are amazing!


Sarah Bailey

Pop in some marmite, melt some cheese on top and delicious! Great snack!


Jenn @ EngineerMommy

I grew up having these often but haven't had them recently. I need to try your recipe to make my own.


Mama Maggie's Kitchen

This dish looks so deliciously good. I wish I could eat that right this minute!


Ruth I

My niece loves pancake so I think she will like this as well. I will cook it in the morning with butter and fried eggs. Yum!



We love English muffins for breakfast and this recipe would go down a treat!


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