Homemade English Muffin Recipe from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels
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I've never been a big fan of English muffins. I went through a phase in my early 20s where I ate them instead of bagels (less calories, I think), but I didn't like it. My husband, however, loves English muffins. I am happy to buy them for him, but they are expensive and it's hard to find an organic version. I looked in to making them, but every recipe I saw called for English muffin rings and I just didn't see the point in buying something I could only use for one thing (well, I could use them for hamburger buns, too).

I was pretty excited when I found this recipe — no rings and basic ingredients. English muffins are “baked” on the stove top in a frying pan or skillet. They are super simple to make, but they take some time so don't start them if you are in a hurry. They taste absolutely nothing like the store bought brand. They are much better!

Homemade English Muffins

Serves 1-2     adjust servings

Preparation 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 3/4 cup warmed milk
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 4-4 1/4 cups flour (white, whole wheat or any combination thereof)
  • Corn meal


  1. Put milk, yest, sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Allow butter to mostly melt.
  2. Add rest of ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  3. Remove bowl from stand mixer and fold dough over a few times while in the bowl. The dough will be sticky so you may need to use a tad of flour. Either grease bowl of stand mixer or lightly grease another bowl and allow dough to rise in a warm place for about an hour.
  4. Punch down dough. Roll dough in to a rectangle on surface lightly dusted with corn meal.
  5. Using a 3" round cookie cutter, cut out dough.
  6. Re-roll and re-cut as needed until all the dough is used up.
  7. Place cut dough on cookie sheets and cover with a wet towel. Allow to rest for 20 minutes.
  8. Warm a large skillet (with a top) over low heat on stove top. Sprinkle pan with corn meal.
  9. Cook muffins in skillet for 6-7 minutes on each side, covered.
  10. Be gentle when turning so as not to deflate the muffins too much. Cool on a rack.
  11. These are freezable!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 2630kcal Calories from fat 524
% Daily Value
Total Fat 58g 89%
Saturated Fat 32g 160%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 294mg 98%
Sodium 2479mg 103%
Carbohydrate 444g 148%
Dietary Fiber 16g 64%
Sugars 48g
Protein 76g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Homemade English Muffin Recipe from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels
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Adapted from Utah Deal Diva.

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