English Muffins


What a great weekend!  My son has off from school today, so we are spending some extra time with our friends in the mountains.  The boys are loving the time to play together.  And how could I not be loving the time with one of my best friends, who I don’t get to see nearly enough of!  Tomorrow is back to school and back to normal.

Back to normal means English Muffins for breakfast.  I love English Muffins, and I eat them most days for breakfast.  Depending on my mood I put either Peanut Butter or Nutella on them.  Nutella on an English Muffin…..yum!  Nutella is made from nuts, so it has protein.  That means it is good for you, right?  I have seen English Muffins around the web for awhile now, but last week Kita and Pass the Sushi posted a recipe, and I just couldn’t wait any longer.

First of all, I had no idea how easy these would be.  There are a few steps involved with letting them rise a couple times.  But really, the  hands on time is very minimal.  When I make these again though, I will change the cooking method.  The original recipe calls for cooking them on a griddle.  It does a great job of getting them browned, but after they have some color I would finish them off in the oven.  It took a really long time to get them cooked all the way through on the griddle.

But trust me – you can make these!  Don’t fear the yeast!!

English Muffins

Yields 10

Homemade English Muffins

90 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

2 hrTotal Time

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  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2/3 cup lukewarm milk
  • flour for dusting
  • cornmeal for dusting


  1. In a 1 cup measuring cup mix the yeast with 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Let stand for 10 minutes or until it gets foamy
  2. In a stand mixer, fitted with a dough hook mix together both flours and salt. Pour the yeast mixture, the remaining 1/2 cup water, and milk into flour. Stir until it forms a ball. You will need to scrape down the sides a few times. Set mixer on low and let run for 10 minutes (or knead by hand for 10 minutes if you don't have a mixer). The dough will be pretty sticky. Place in a well oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
  3. Punch down the dough, and knead the dough for 5 minutes. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Line a cookie sheet and dust with cornmeal. Divide dough into 8 equal portions (mine were large 10 would have been better). Place dough onto cookie sheet, and dust with more cornmeal. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise for 30 minutes.
  5. Heat griddle (or large skillet) over medium heat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put dough on the skillet and cook for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Flip and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove and place on a baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
  6. Remove and allow to cool. Split and toast to serve.


Recipe from Pass the Sushi





  1. Looks awesome. You showed me how to make pitas last week and now english muffins. I have such a soft spot for english muffins. I am not a huge mcdonalds fan but I do love their egg mcmuffin and make my own at home all the time. Now I can try with home made muffins! awesome!

  2. I love English muffins, but have never made my own. They turned out great for you!

  3. These are beautiful, Erin. I love English muffins but have never made them myself. Must try these!

  4. I love English muffins and never made them myself – looks fantastic, and as soon as you throw Nutella into the mix, I’m defenseless anyways 😉

  5. Oh these came out looking great Erin! I think I need to add this to my 2012 cooking goals list. I love love english muffins.

  6. I am so inspired by Kita’s recipe too, it actually didn’t look that hard. I have got to try this!!

  7. Yours came out perfect. They look just like the ones at the store!

  8. I saw these on Pass the sushi as well and they are on my list of things I need to make as I have always wanted to make english muffins. They look fantastic and I totally think nutella is healthy lol or at least I eat a lot of it so I am pretending it is. :)

  9. I LOVE homemade english muffins. So much better than storebought!

  10. I’ve never thought of making my own English muffins, Erin. But? You make it sound so easy…and delish!

  11. I’m seriously impressed!! They look perfect! Well done! Glad you had a great weekend. ~ Ramona

  12. Wow very impressive they look perfect!

  13. Homemade english muffins!?! This is fantastic!!!

  14. These look awesome, Erin! And so much better (and fresher) than what I usually eat! Yum.

  15. I have always wanted to make English muffins; these look so delicious. My favorite way to eat them is with butter or Nutella. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. These look absolutely perfect!

  17. I saw them on Pass the Sushi too, but now you’ve convinced me to give them a go. Yours look fantastic. I’ll definitely be doing the last bit in the oven. Thanks for the tip. I’m glad, too, that you were able to enjoy a good day in the mountains before the routine sets in again.

  18. These are stunning! English Muffins are on my culinary bucket list! Bravo to you AND Kita!

  19. Those look like little pieces of perfection!

  20. I have always wanted to make English muffins and haven’t got around to it yet. Your muffins look so good. Glad you had a good weekend!

  21. Nutella on an english muffin DOES sound good. I use the same reasoning why it’s healthy for me to eat nutella by the spoonful! Your english muffins look perfect, better than store bought certainly!

  22. Those look great! I so want to try and make English muffins one day!

  23. I can just imagine the butter (or peanut butter or Nutella) melting into these… what a treat!

  24. Your english muffins look great. I tried english muffins before but it came out horrible. I got to try your recipe.

  25. Wow these are beautiful! I’ve never tried making English muffins from scratch. Great job!

  26. VERY excited to gluten free these! Miss English Muffins. Cheers to not fearing the yeast! Beautiful post.

  27. Wow, I love english muffins and I love Nutella. This will be so great to make my own. Only I will have to try to make them Gluten Free – which is always tricky. I will let you know how they turn out GF version.
    Michelle (aka – glutenfreegabber)

  28. I made some English muffins the other day and wasn’t happy with the recipe. I’m going to try yours next…yours look more like the ones I want!

  29. Erin I love these! Just pinned them so I can remember to make them!

  30. These are gorgeous…I eat English muffins frequently, and they are a staple in my home! These muffins are so versatile…from breakfast bread and sandwiches to garlic toast and dessert! They are also low in fat and calories!


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