Skip the store-bought English muffins for breakfast and instead take a little extra time to make ’em homemade!—Unbelievably soft and chewy inside and so good with pat of butter and jam.
Eeeep!!! Homemade English muffins, YOU GUYS.
I’m stoked/peeing my pants with excitement.
The first time I made these muffins? I just about died from the yum.
The second time? Even better than the first.
Aaaand the third time? (obv these muffins required LOTS of testing) I had to break up with my skinny jeans so I could go steady with English muffins instead.
I mean, which is more important? Don’t answer that. You know the answer.
Homemade English muffins > Skinny jeans.
There. A scientific, untouchable conclusion.
Actually, it’s not untouchable. Because it’s literally impossible to keep your hands off of these muffins.
Let’s talk about the difference between storebought and homemade English muffins.
Storebought = Made in a factory or whatever. NOT made by loving hands. Tastes okay but just “meh.”
Homemade = Made in your own kitchen. Super-SUPER easy to make. Made with your own loving hands. (gag) And tastes like an English muffin DREAM.
Mhmm. I think you can guess which of the two I prefer.
Roll up ‘yer sleeves. Things are fixin’ to get pretty darn tasty around these here parts.
Okay, so I’m not gonna lie: English muffins aren’t the most time-friendly thing you could ever make. This entire recipe from start to finish takes just under 2 hours. But PUH-LEEZE trust me when I say they’re worth it—most of that time is inactive too. Waiting for rising, baking, ect.
I’m positive you have all the ingredients to make these EM’s too. Who doesn’t ALWAYS have milk, butter, honey, yeast, salt, eggs, flour, and cornmeal on hand regularly?!
So you have zero excuses not to run straight into the kitchen and make these little balls of sunshine and happiness right now. 😀
Have I ever mentioned my obsession with country-style breakfasts? Fried eggs, hash brown and veggie skillets, creamy oatmeal, and toasted English muffins with tons of butter and jam….I DID grow up in a small town pretty much in the country in Wisconsin after all, so country breakfasts were a must.
Calorie city but so what?!
Okay, I’ll admit that I didn’t eat all of that every single day. (we saved that fun stuff for weekend breakfasts) I’d probably weigh at least 1.5 million pounds if I had. But in my perfect world, I WOULD have English muffins for breakfast every single day.
With gobs of my best friend the butter and strawberry jam.
And I would feel zilch guilt. Because EM’s are worth it.
So worth it.
And I’m not gonna let anyone tell me otherwise. Like my family for instance, who I’m pretty sure are getting fed up with English muffins for breakfast every single morning for the past week.
Hey, they’re lucky I’m even sharing with them. 😉
Homemade English Muffins
- 1-3/4 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2-1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 large egg
- 5 to 5-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- Cornmeal for sprinkling
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, butter and honey. Stir occasionally until mixture registers 120F degrees (do not go over 120) Remove from heat and pour into the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment.
- Dissolve yeast into warm milk mixture. Let stand 5 minutes then mix in salt and egg. Add 5 cups flour and mix on medium speed until dough pulls away from sides of bowl (add an additional 1/2 cup flour if dough seems too sticky) Remove dough from bowl and turn onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic.
- Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1 hour)
- Punch risen dough down and divide into 12 pieces. Roll each portion into a ball and place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Use the heel of your hand to gently flatten balls.
- Heat a greased skillet to 275F degrees (low heat) and sprinkle with cornmeal. Working in batches, Cook english muffins on skillet 6-7 minutes on each side, flipping once.
- Return english muffins to baking sheets and bake at 350F 10 minutes to ensure that middles are cooked.
- Serve english muffins warm or toasted with butter and jam.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Homemade English muffins are on my list to make because they always look incredible. And these are no exception, Sarah! I love how fluffy and soft yours turned out! So perfect for breakfast with my morning coffee!
Thanks Gayle! Homemade english muffins are the BEST. 😀
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Cooking & Creating says
Wow, these look perfect! Good for you! English muffins are so delicious.
I love a country breakfast too. Never made homemade English muffins before but these look too good not to try!
Thanks Christin! You should definitely give homemade EM’s a go!
Liz @ Tip Top Shape says
Oh, I love this!!! English muffins are my fave!
Thank you Liz!
Rachael | Spache the Spatula says
Okay first if all, I don’t know how I didn’t know you were from Wisconsin, but that’s awesome! My mom is from Kenosha!
Second of all, English muffins are one of my favorite things on this planet!!! NOTHING beats English muffins topped with butter and perfectly scrambled eggs.
Oh, and at the store the other day, I had a mini freak out and may have yelped in the store because I found PUMPKIN SPICE English muffins, and now I’m freaking out even more over the thought of making my own.
Ahh! Too funny that your mom is from Kenosha! That’s about an hour north of where I’m at. 😉
And OMG pumpkin spice EMs?! GIMME some of those!
Thanks as always Rachael! 🙂
I’ve made homemade English muffins once, and they were so much better than anything I’d ever had before (and I’ve had A LOT)! Yours look perfect, Sarah, and they’re making me want to make more VERY soon!
Yay for homemade EMs! Aren’t they just the best?! 🙂 Thanks so much Marcie!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Okay, that’s it – I’m totally breaking up with my skinny jeans because these English muffins NEED to happen! They look gorgeous and a bazillion times better than any store-bought! Pinning 🙂
YES to breaking up with skinny jeans—they’re sooo overrated anyway. 😉 Thanks for pinning and for the sweet word, Kelly!
Manali @ CookWithManali says
Mmmm these look delicious Sarah! have been thinking of making these for long now, I guess now is the time! Pinning!
Thanks for the pin, Manali!
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking says
I am dying that i am sitting in a hotel room in chicago and completely unable to run and make these muffins!!! I MUST! They look like the best homemade english muffins I have seen in the Bloggoshere yet. Seriously. Pinned!
Hahaha! Oh the humanity! Once you get home you should definitely push these EMs to the top of your to-do list, Lindsey! 😀 Thanks for pinning!
Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong says
Bye bye skinny jeans.. helloooo “English muffins”…. Gosh girl!! these muffins look so scrummy.. so yummy… love them!! Pinning! 🙂
“Scrummy.” Haha! I love it! Thanks Arpita!
Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen says
I have never made English Muffins at home but now I might just have to – these look wonderful Sarah and I can only imagine how amazing they’d taste fresh from the oven smothered in Peanut Butter! Pinned!
Oh my gosh, they’re TOTALLY just sinful with pb on top. 🙂 Thanks for pinning, Ceara!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
I will throw my skinny jeans right out the window so that I may enjoy these delicious looking english muffins. I’ve never made them myself but it needs to happen, and soon! Pinning!
Hahaha YES! Throw those jeans right out the window! 😀 Thanks for pinning, Jen!
Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine says
I’ve been thinking of trying to make homemade english muffins for a decade now. But I keep postponing it… Your post and pictures just inspired me to do it! 🙂 They look amazing!
Yea! I hope you like these, Olivia! LMK how they turn out. 😀
Renee @ Two in the Kitchen says
Love these english muffins Sarah! There is nothing quite like a simple English muffin slathered with butter and jelly in the morning!! 🙂
Gahhh! YES. It definitely kick-starts your morning in the right direction. 🙂 Thanks Renee!
These english muffins look wonderful! T be honest, I’ve never made them at home, but now I feel I have to!
Homemade english muffins are the best! You should definitely try ’em homemade. 😉 Thanks Mira!
Oh these look so good! I love making english muffins at home!
So much fun, right?! Thanks Monet!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
These english muffins look amazing – I’ve been super into making yeast breads recently so I’ll definitely need to try making english muffins. They look so yummy!
Thanks so much, Rachel! Your asiago bagels are definitely on my drool-worthy list! 😀
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says
These look awesome! I’ve never made my own English muffins, but now I really want to try!
Thanks Jess! It’s so much fun making your own english muffins!
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
I flipping love homemade english muffins, and once again, you’ve made them healthier, and I love that!
If you love EMs you are going to go completely NUTS for homemade ones, Amber!